Learning in Bursts: Microlearning with Social Media

April 19, 2017

  • Microlearning refers to any pedagogy that encourages learning in short segments, and it can be supported through many platforms, including social media.
  • The research goal was to investigate the tools and best pedagogical practices for effectively creating and delivering microlearning, with results reported in this article.
  • These short bursts of learning seem to come naturally to students when well-constructed assignments connected to course learning goals are created using social media platforms, with care taken for their privacy on these channels.
  • Microlearning also takes place in a powerful way outside of the classroom through clubs, colleges, peer-to-peer engagements, experiential learning, and university-managed social media channels and can provide both formal and informal collaboration opportunities.