Well, yeah, that’s what we would typically call chunking in the industry, right? So we chunk content into smaller pieces to manage people’s cognitive load, to help them not be so full in their brains. And we should do that. However, microlearning is not chunked learning and that is a very common misperception of the word.
So when I talk about microlearning, I’m talking about standalone pieces and this means, for example, if we were to take a video and we were to chunk it. We’ve taken our video, we chunk it into four pieces, four 15-minute pieces. Now if I’m going to watch piece number three, I need to watch pieces one and two in order for it to make sense, right? So now if we were going to do it in microlearning, what we would do is we might take that video and we might take five different pieces, but each piece would be an individual lesson so I didn’t have to watch part one in order to understand part two and I don’t have to watch part two in order to understand part three. They’re all standalone pieces.