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Mobile Learning and Microlearning


This course will introduce you to the concept of mobile learning and microlearning.  You will learn about the strengths and weaknesses of learning through mobile devices, and the situations in which it is recommended. You will also look at how the features of mobile give rise to the need for designing short and focused courses called Microlearning. In addition this course will equip you with the understanding required to develop Mobile learning and Microlearning courses.


Who should take this course?

This course is meant for Instructional Designers and Elearning Content Developers with some experience in developing online learning.

How is the course designed?

The course will start with covering popular terms, such as Responsive Design, Adaptive Design, and Device-agnostic Design and then move on to the specific design principles to be adopted for Mobile learning and Microlearning. You will also see some examples of different types of Microlearning.


Mobile Learning and Microlearning: Course Details

Course Name Mobile Learning and Microlearning
Skill Addressed Design: How to design Device-agnostic learning & Microlearning

Decision-making: When to implement mobile learning (take a mobile first approach)

Duration Learning Seat Time – 4 hours; Course Access – 15 Days
Target Audience ID Professionals
Online Assessment Yes
Assignment / Project 1 Assignment: Develop a Microlearning piece as an article, video tutorial, job-aid or infographic. This is available ONLY as part of Level 3 Certification program.


To qualify for your certificate from Purnima Valiathan, you must complete all episodes in this course and score 70% or more in the course assessment.

Course Reviews


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  1. 4

    The course is really good and very informative.

  2. A relevant course on mobile learning


    This is a good course with engaging and relevant content for instructional designers who are exploring upcoming learning and technology trends.

  3. Relevant information


    This course has very relevant and useful content and is very handy in the current times.

  4. Relevant and Quality Learning


    Microlearning/mobile learning is a new-age concept in learning design. This course from ID Mentors blends it very nicely with some traditional but popular learning theories making it all the more relevant for instructional designers. It builds on their existing knowledge to create new learning. Most of the things that a practicing ID needs to know about microlearning are in this course.

  5. Quite Relevant


    Given the quantum of online learning modules on the Internet, this course came across as quite relevant. It covered everything, right from the design considerations, to strengths and weaknesses, and to situations in which microlearning and mobile learning would come handy. I would suggest every ID professional to take up this course. Thank you so much, Purnima and Ruchi! This entire journey couldn’t have been better!

  6. A much required course


    Much of the learning now-a-days happens through mobiles for professionals and students. So, one needs to know the nitty-gritty of mobile learning and microlearning. This course is a successful start.
    In simple and easy-to-understand language, it explains the terms and concepts associated with this topic. Also, it gives you a clear understanding of when to create a microlearning instructional piece.
    Thank you Purnima and Ruchi.

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