Have you ever considered that you have a world of information at your fingertips? You likely have, and you’ve used it to decide on dinner plans, search important dates, and settle disputes at trivia night. It’s become a part of your professional life, too, as a center for business calls, schedules, and access to your network of colleagues. Though, you may not have used it for your career development goals. That’s where microlearning comes in.
Traditionally, professionals attend conferences, office training, or webinars to level up their professional knowledge. Sure, we Google a few things and subscribe to newsletters, but most of us haven’t set out to build our own learning schedules. Microlearning is the idea that you learn best with short and focused lessons continued over time. It’s a rising trend in career development and can be DIY’d.
All you need to get started is a goal and a topic. It may be overwhelming to build lessons at first, but once you find sources and experts you trust, you’ll find that many put out chronological videos or podcast playlists that are easy to hop into. The best part is, these resources are available on your phone, so you can squeeze a lesson into your commute or lunch hour.
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