The double edge of microlearning

 

Napoleons-Kindle

Napoleon’s travelling library (via OpenCulture)

Despite its name, the phenomenon of microlearning is much bigger and it is becoming the new fashion in all types of training. This article by Laura Callisen  sums up the benefits of microlearning for corporate training quite optimistically:  sharing information in ‘little chunks and snippets’ is engaging, flexible and empowering. It can work for language learners as well – or is it too bitty for any serious progress? Compare this with Scott Thornbury’s famous criticism of ‘Grammar McNuggets’.

Somehow it’s never simple.

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