Is Bite-Size Learning the Way to Engage the Modern Distracted Learner?
In this increasingly noisy world with everything screaming for our attention, we are struggling to keep modern learners engaged because they are competing with too many distractions. Their attention is constantly divided and on an average, a person switches between gadgets 21 times in one hour. In traditional e-learning method, it becomes monotonous for a learner to endure between 60 minutes of training i.e. for one entire hour. In that time, our nails grow 0.0036 mm, Pizza hut sells 916,500 pizzas and 36,000,000 Coca-Cola bottles are sold in one hour.
The human brain is not wired to maintain focus for hours on end; it gets easily distracted. Modern learners enjoy consuming training on their mobile devices. But reviewing learning material on small screens can make it harder to focus for extended periods. Imagine the difficulty of concentrating on a lesson on a Smartphone for 40 minutes while being struggling on the morning commuter train.
The solution? Modern problems require modern solutions. Create bite-size online training videos. Modern learners want you to break modules into smaller, more meaningful chunks. Short modules are ideal for learning on the go. For example, you cannot be expected to watch an online lesson that lasts twice that time, but you can kill time on your train ride with one or two mini-modules lasting ten minutes each and come to school prepared to face the exam.
Then what exactly is Bite-size learning? Bite-size is the process of learning through short, digestible and well-planned units. Bite-size sessions are short so it is easier to engage your audience right from the start and keep at it until the end of the module. Remember Bite-size learning is not long form learning content chopped into shorter pieces or a plain piece of text or document. Rather, Bite-size is short, sharp, focused and engaging learning content with clear learning outcomes in mind which is Easy to access, Easy to use, Visually attractive, Excellent user experience, and Easy to complete. Videos, podcasts, sound casts and online quizzes are just some of the innovative styles used in Bite-size learning. Researches suggest Bite-size learning has helped in:
- Facilitating learning on the go via mobile devices
- Has improved retention of learning by over 80%
- And is easier and cost-effective to build and deploy
Champstreet provides 1800+ Bite-size chapter-wise and topic-wise videos to assist the students in visualizing and learning of new content, concepts, and ideas like this What is Force? Our wide range of videos for Maths & Science for classes 6,7,8,9 & 10 will help you visualize each concept, making it easier to understand in less than 10 minutes. Our videos will make the e-learning interactive, exciting and productive for the kids.
Bite-size learning also offers just-in-time support to modern learners as compared to traditional e-learning method which was long and monotonous and didn’t give direct answers to a question. A student has to sit through 60 minutes long video to search for one concept and by the time they found what they sought, the issue had passed; whereas, if their concept is made into Bite-size module, they can immediately act on it and save themselves from going through irrelevant material. So, I would highly recommend you to check our Bite-size videos on https://www.champstreet.com/video-courses.jsp
By Vanya Kapil : An Enthusiastic reader | Good listener| An Educationist in making | Introvert who loves to pen down her thoughts |
2 thoughts on “Is Bite-Size Learning the Way to Engage the Modern Distracted Learner?”
I think bitesize lerning is the need of hour…learning through short video very helpful for children. Nice blog..
Thank you for sharing such an important blog. learning is very important for children