Given the distractions and need to multi-task—more so because employees work from home—they will not block hours for training. Leverage our Microlearning strategies to deliver training in their workflow for both Formal and Informal training.


Microlearning makes the transfer of learning 17% more efficient. (Journal of Applied Psychology)

What is Microlearning?

Microlearning is short, bite-sized learning that features short learning nuggets. Each nugget is designed to meet a specific outcome, and the training may be delivered through a stand-alone nugget or as multiple nuggets that are offered as a learning journey/pathway.

What value does Microlearning bring to the learners?

Learners love Microlearning as it is available on-demand and can be easily pulled – at the moment of their need. In a few minutes, they get a relevant and an action-oriented learning experience – creating a sense of achievement. Plus, they get Personalized Learning pathways that match their aspirations and serve as effective career pathways.

Why should organizations and L&D teams invest on Microlearning?

The versatility of Microlearning makes it a great choice for L&D teams to use it for the entire spectrum of Virtual Training needs. With the changed workplace dynamics and need to offer short, focused remote learning, Microlearning is a must have learning strategy today.

What are the benefits of Microlearning?

Given the distractions and need to multi-task, employees will not block hours for training. However, they can easily carve out time for shorter bites. The learning environment challenges of a hybrid workforce are varied too. Unless trainers consider elements, such as time and place, technological abilities, distractions, preferred modes of learning, learning priorities, comprehension levels, potential for application etc., when designing training, corporate training may not meet its learning objectives.

Microlearning offers the flexibility, ease of consumption, and engagement that matches learner needs and expectations.

Within this environment, Microlearning can be used in either formal or informal situations.

  1. Microlearning can be used for formal learning – designed in consumable bites to act as natural fillers for busy employees.
  2. Microlearning can also be leveraged to drive informal learning – within a performance support system environment as Just-In-Time (JIT) learning or more Social Learning environments where learners curate and share.
  3. Microlearning helps build employee learning habits and drive continuous learning.
  4. Microlearning strategies can be used to promote and drive learning in the flow of work.
  5. You can offset the Forgetting Curve in training programs by leveraging Microlearning.
  6. Microlearning can also boost learner engagement and performance.
  7. Microlearning can be used to improve knowledge acquisition, drive deliberate practice, and enhance the application of learning on the job.

How can EI help you leverage Microlearning for effective remote learning?

We can help you in using Microlearning effectively across your corporate training needs for learning, its application, and change in thinking or driving behavioral change. Through our Learning and Performance Ecosystem based approach, we will help you leverage it for Formal training as well as just-in-time learning aids (for practice, proficiency gain, challenges, and reinforcements). We can also leverage Microlearning to support VILT programs (Pre-Workshop assets, During workshop assets, and Post-Workshop connects).

To deliver effective learning that will engage learners and push learning to application, we recommend your Microlearning delivery:

  1. To be accessible: In the context of learning in their workflow, we will design the nuggets to be “accessible,” which also covers Microlearning content that’s intuitively hosted and which learners can find quickly.
  2. To be on demand and for immediate learning support: We recommend short videos and podcasts, Summary PDFs, Quick references, templates, and sample checklists.
  3. Offer intermediate learning to build existing competencies: We can also help you use Microlearning to supplement Formal training targeted to help employees do better in their current roles. Such short-form Microlearning content may serve well as review and refresher training modules too.
  4. Provide transitional learning to help learners evolve into future roles: We can also add Microlearning nuggets as part of VILT at pre, during, and post training sessions. We recommend their use as training readiness tools, exercises and assessments, and to deliver learning summaries.

Our Microlearning Formats to Drive Continuous Learning



They are a great fit to summarize the key takeaways. Its visual approach helps to outline the principal aspects, leading to higher recall and retention.


Interactive Infographics

Similar to Infographics (in terms of the visual based approach), its interactive equivalent helps you to layer information and deliver more details. Additionally, you can use them as short learning guides.



The most common format for Microlearning, PDFs, are the go-to solution for quick and just-in-time access to specific information.


Interactive PDFs

A more current avatar of the traditional PDFs, this format allows longer reams of data to be packaged into meaningful info groups that the learner can browse through easily.



When it comes to gaining quick and just-in-time access to specific information, this Microlearning format is the best approach.



They make handy job aids wherein you can pack great visual appeal and interactivities. They are multi-device and can generate HTML5 outputs. You can also integrate audio and video to further enhance the impact.


Animated Videos

These are popular formats that can be adapted to create a variety of effective learning aids. It can also be a part of traditional eLearning (for context setting or learning summary).


Whiteboard Animation Videos

A picture is worth a thousand words. Explaining concepts through pictures (featuring illustrations, animations, and audio) creates a higher engagement and the image stays with the learners well past the learning interaction.


Kinetic Text Based Animation Videos

Sometimes minimalism scores. Instead of visuals, the mere animation of text (with sound effects) can be used to convey the required message.


Explainer Videos

As the name suggests, these are great to introduce a concept in an easy-to-understand visual manner. Sharp and focused, they can be aligned to create wide ranging concepts very effectively.


Interactive Videos

While Video Based Learning is great, you can top it up through Interactive Video based learning. You can add interactions (matching the learning interactions of the eLearning courses) to create high-impact learning experiences.


Expert Videos

We look forward to expert advice and insights. Using this approach makes them accessible to learners on the devices of their choice and available when they want to review it.


Recorded Webinars

This approach is good for learners who want to access information on the go and at the moment of their need.


Audio Books/Podcasts

These are again very useful alternative formats to share expert comments that can be accessed on demand by the learners.


Interactive Parallax Based Scrolling

This is another very interesting format that applies the parallax approach and is commonly used in websites. It uses the same technique to simulate a learning path that the learner can “scroll through.” Alongside the learning path, interactions and quizzes can be added.


Mobile Apps

A very powerful approach to offer effective learning is through a Mobile App that is being talked about as the “future of learning.” Not only is it the right fit for learning on the go but it also brings in the added advantage to enable both online and offline viewing. It facilitates an easy updation of content and its rollout to learners and provides notifications nudging them to access the updated information.


Complex Branching Scenarios

When you need to simulate complex, real-life situations that learners need to handle and gain mastery on, this format is the right fit.


Virtual Reality (VR)

This immersive learning experience uses a 360-degree imagery to explain to new joinees about the functions, mission, vision, teams in the organization, and so on. The joinee can explore the complete office virtually and click on hotspots (within the 360 degree imagery) to learn how each domain contributes to the organizational goals.

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