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Microlearning is the segmentation of large amounts of information into small sections to learn. The primary subject may be divided into small sections to build to mastering the full area of knowledge or goal. Microlearning does not support a broad subject being taught at one time, but rather, it segments the subject into small lessons to study so that the subject matter is learned accumulatively. Microlearning is common in both traditional and nontraditional education and has been used in both K–12 and higher education, but it is particularly applicable to online education. This entry discusses how microlearning is used in online education, how it relates to various theories of learning, and the implications of microlearning for learners.

Microlearning is based on traditional education practices of dividing ...

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