µLearning Formats

Maximize retention and get back to your real work.

Micro-learning consists of content focused on one easily digestable learning objective, and is designed to be consumed right when you need it. For example if you have a new project and you are required to set up an Nginx server on Ubuntu, you could find a tutorial here that covers that one thing. If you tried that on any of the video based web sites, you'd probably have to either wade through a bunch of lame amateur videos, or pay hundreds for a professionally developed course that covers everything about Ubuntu, or Nginx and has one video you need and dozens that you don't.

Our µLearning (Micro-Learning) formats are state of the art in the learning and development field. On this site, we focus on four distinct formats designed to maximize impact and retention.

µHow2s ™

µHow2s are small, focused tutorials that take you through a single task. Perhaps you just need to know how to set up a LAMP server on Ubuntu, or how to start off a responsive HTML 5 UI project using the Materialize CSS framework. These tutorials walk you through the steps needed to complete the tasks.

µBlends ™

Naturally, many of the µHow2s fit together like toy bricks. If you just learned how to set up a LAMP server, it's only natural that you'd next want to initialize the MySQL database, and set up a PHP project. A µBlend is a short course comprised of several µHow2s presented in order.

µTransfers ™

Let's say, for example, that you know Java and you need to learn C#. A µTransfer tutorial presents material in a language or context you already know, then presents it again in the new context. This reinforces your knowledge of the "known" while simultaneously teaching you something new.
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µTouchNGo ™

Pilots practice take-off and landing, the most dangerous part of flying, over and over until it becomes "muscle memory". µTouchNGo exercises are designed to be repeated until you master a particular skill by reducing it to "muscle memory". This makes for excellent practice for anyone who is studying or preparing for an interview.

Deep Dive


Sometimes you need small pieces to get your work done. Other times you need a deep dive. These courses are not (!) µLearning Format. They are more like my published courses on other sites. That said, I strive to keep them between 1-4 hours in length. Start one when you come in and you'll be done by lunchtime*.

* This is not true if you don't come in until noon.