Teaching Tip: Using Micro-Learning and Micro-Content

Students can sometimes be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of textbook reading. They are busy with work, family, and outside lives in addition to completing required readings for their courses. One way to enhance traditional textbook readings includes the use of micro-learning and micro-content. Micro-learning is “learning on the go” that can be heard, viewed, read, or contemplated by the student in small and manageable segments of content. Instructors can create or locate micro-content to supplement course content; some of this micro-content can be accessed through a mobile device for convenience to the student. Some examples of micro-content include digital flashcards or short practice quizzes (e.g., through Quizlet), short podcasts (1-5 minutes in length), or short video clips (1-5 minutes in length).

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