7 Microlearning Myths: Separating from Fad and Friction

What is a myth? One of the shorter definitions is: “an unfounded or false notion.” Let’s start off by considering a novel etymology for the word mythology. It could be seen as a contraction of “my-thought-ology” (you may think something is the case, but “it ain’t necessarily so”).

And while microlearning has become a buzzword in the eLearning arena, there are also a number of ‘mythconceptions’ about what it is and is not.

As this post is based on a webinar hosted by iSpring with special guest speaker Shannon Tipton, the author of the book Disruptive Learning and owner of the Learning Rebels blog, we’ll start off with her comment that:

“Microlearning has emerged as a solution to many industry challenges, and that’s why it’s one of the hottest topics in organizational learning right now. However, if you pause and critically examine some of the drivers powering the microlearning conversation, you’ll notice that several myths are used to support interest in microlearning.”