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Definition: microlearning

Bite-sized learning. Microlearning breaks down educational material into small chunks for two reasons. First, today's students have much more limited attention spans because they are constantly distracted with texts and social media, and shorter lessons make concepts easier to grasp. Secondly, because people often use their phones to educate themselves, small screens require new information to be very much to the point. There is limited room on screen for elaborate illustrations and charts. See mobile-first learning and e-learning.