Learning in small units has several advantages. On the one hand, the hurdle of wanting to acquire knowledge is low, as it is associated with significantly less time expenditure. On the other hand, microlearning is considered particularly effective: content can be viewed in a targeted manner and also repeated. This means that knowledge is anchored more quickly in the memory and can be recalled more quickly. Microlearning supports informal learning and adapts to the learners, because they determine their own learning pace.
The advantages of microlearning in a mobile learning system like Lemon® can be summarised in 3 categories that interact with each other.