Microlearning. Why your training needs to be bite-sized

The days of 90-minute PowerPoint presentations are dead.

2–3 hour online e-Boring courses should be punted too.


There are many reasons, but the main one is our attention spans are shot.

Still not convinced?

Here’s what instruction specialist, Abreena Tompkins, has to say on the subject:

“Physiologically, your neurons are keen and alert for no more than 20 consecutive minutes. At the end of those 20 minutes, your neurons have gone from full-fledged alert to total collapse, and it takes two to three minutes for those neurons to be completely recovered and back to the total alert state. If you break longer than three minutes, you’ve redirected your attention.”

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“It’s all about bite-sized progression and movement.” — Pac-Man (Probably)

Bite-Sized Learning

As more and more companies realize their audience doesn’t retain the information presented, the concept of “bite-sized learning” is becoming more prevalent.

Bite-Sized learning is the breakdown of complex information into smaller more manageable chunks for quick consumption.

This is where our work at TIQ Software comes in.

For our team, bite-sized learning combines effective cognitive process in a fun, fast-paced environment that lets the users learn in shorter bursts.

If implemented correctly, properly sequenced tasks and game objects breaking up the experience are the keys to successful online learning.

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