Micro-learning involves the reorganizing of training programs into several short courses instead of one large course.
In some respects, instructional designers have already been doing this for years through “chunking” of course content. Micro-learning is similar but often includes smaller (micro) segments.
There are a variety of reasons why demand has increased for this kind of content delivery. Technology advancements are the most obvious of these reasons, but it isn’t just the technology itself, it’s the cultural habits that new technology encourages.
People seek shorter, more relevant information. With so many apps and programs competing for our attention, concise content delivery is desired.