During train rides or small pockets of time,
the mechanism of microlearning, where one can voluntarily learn when they want,
is gaining popularity.
In this busy modern world, we propose the effective use of microlearning
with examples of its implementation in e-learning.


Leveraging over 2,000 e-learning production records
One-stop support for introducing micro-learning, content creation, and retention

Human Science Co., Ltd. has a track record of over 2,000 cases in introducing, creating, and maintaining e-learning.
We will utilize the expertise gained through supporting e-learning to assist in the introduction and maintenance of microlearning in the most optimal way.

e-Learning Support Record*Partial excerpt



Determine the suitability of microlearning. We will propose the most effective utilization method.

Some things require a systematic approach to learning, while others may be complex and require a thorough understanding. Depending on the content and purpose of the learning, there may be things that are not suitable for microlearning. Human Science Co., Ltd. wants to ensure that you choose the most effective educational method for your company, so we will review the content of the materials and propose whether they are suitable for microlearning or not. In addition, we will design each individual course with a full understanding of the entire curriculum that you want to convert to microlearning.

Maximizing User Knowledge Acquisition with Non-Overwhelming Scenarios and Screen Layouts

The concept of microlearning is based on "learning in spare time". Therefore, at Human Science, we adjust the amount of learning to be able to learn comfortably within a maximum of 5 minutes. It is also possible to incorporate some criteria of microlearning into the design, such as adjusting the learning time per item. In addition, we can analyze and consider cutting out parts as microlearning materials, and also propose blending or other formats.

Content Creation Focus


Consider the number of characters, overall structure, and elements of the screen.


We consider the timing and specific effects (movement) for displaying the screen layout and illustrations.

Content Sample

Maximize the effectiveness of knowledge acquisition by structuring it into three parts: "video," "quiz," and "summary."

3 minutes

High-quality videos and visual content

Enjoyable like anime and easier to understand by including live-action footage! "Video" that allows you to learn quickly in a short amount of time.

2 minutes

Variety of "Quiz"

A simple quiz that can be answered in 2 minutes! 5 questions will be randomly asked, allowing for quick and repeated learning.

2 minutes

"Summary" page where you can quickly learn!

You can easily find the necessary information, so you can learn easily even during your free time, while you are out, or while you are on the move.

Case Studies

①Pharmaceutical Company MR Drug Learning Training


There was a need to educate over 5000 MRs on the knowledge of 200 pharmaceutical products.

Implementation of Microlearning

・Developed curriculum modules in increments of a few minutes for each medication.
・Each module covers one aspect of the medication, and at the end of related modules, a quiz is conducted in the form of a case study with questions from doctors.
・To ensure that MRs who frequently travel between hospitals can access the curriculum at any time, a mobile environment is provided.


Achieved a course completion rate of 98%.

② Used Electronic Equipment Sales Company Sales Partner


Technicians who inspect devices are necessary for each sales store, but it was difficult to dispatch them to various locations nationwide, so it was necessary to educate employees.

Implementation of Microlearning

Provided each employee with video-based microlearning in minutes that can be used immediately at the store instead of in the back yard.
In addition, provided tips for when purchasing in quiz format, which led to a better understanding of how to respond during actual purchases.


The variability of product evaluation by sales outlets during inspection has been reduced by half, and the accuracy of estimates at the time of purchase has improved by two digits.

Service Flow

Analysis of Learning Content

Specification Design

Establishment of Learning Themes




01Analysis of Learning Content

We will determine whether the material is suitable for microlearning.
After that, we will design the material after understanding the entire course and curriculum.

02Specification Design

Microlearning is designed with the constraint of limited learning time in mind, in order to make it compact.


- "Don't cram too much information and make a clean selection."

・Prepare file formats for environments where videos cannot be viewed (e.g. PDF summarizing video content)

・Consideration for learning environment, smartphone compatibility is required

・Create a confirmation test to measure learning effectiveness

03Establishment of Learning Themes

If the learning objectives are clear, the theme of the teaching material will also become clear, making it easier to select and include information in the material.
Based on the learning objectives, the learning theme will be determined.

※Learning objectives are defined as the desired state after completing the learning, expressed as "being able to do ○○".


To achieve learning goals, we will consider the following items for materials.
Design is an important process as it affects all stages.


・Information Selection

・Specific Description Content

・Delivery Method


We will proceed with production based on the assumptions made during the design phase. Specifically, there are the following processes.

- Scenario and storyboard creation

- Narration Recording

・Illustration Creation


In the production process, there is a tendency to want to add information or make it more elaborate, but we will proceed without deviating from the initial design.


We deliver content using LMS and other tools.
After starting the learning, it is important to measure the completion rate and effectiveness, and go through the PDCA cycle.
Microlearning makes it easy to make modifications as it consists of multiple short content pieces.

Human Science Co., Ltd. supports the improvement of teaching materials, such as effectiveness measurement and content revisions.

Microlearning Basics

What is Microlearning?

ATD International Conference & EXPO (ATD ICE) is the name of a learning style that has gained attention since its introduction at the ATD ICE.
It has become widely known since around 2016.
※ATD (Association for Talent Development) is the world's largest membership organization (NPO) for talent and organizational development.

Completed in a short time
(1-5 minutes)

Can learn during free time

Get only the knowledge you want when you need it

Easy to retain knowledge through repeated learning

From motivation to action transformation

Why Microlearning?

With the spread of devices such as smartphones and tablets, it has become commonplace to enjoy videos and music on personal devices through the internet. With the development of 5G networks and video streaming technology, it has become possible to learn e-learning even when you are out or on the move without a computer. "Microlearning" is an educational method that is suitable for the times and environment.

Expected Effects of Microlearning Materials

Benefits for Learners

Increase Learning Motivation

  • Easy to start and easy to achieve because it is completed in a short time.
  • Clear theme and easy-to-understand learning objectives
  • Easy access to learning materials and can be studied during free time
  • Compatible with multiple devices, so you can use it anytime and anywhere.

Easy to measure understanding

  • The theme is clear, making it easy to link incorrect answers and the main text.
  • Easy to review because the length is short
  • Repeated learning leads to knowledge retention
Benefits for Course Material Providers

  • Easy deletion and editing by theme
  • By making the theme short and concise, it becomes easier to expand the lineup.
  • Easy to develop due to clear theme and estimated learning time
  • Learners are more likely to increase their learning frequency and achievement rate.
  • By creating an environment where learning is easy, we can establish a "culture of learning" within the organization.

Introducing case studies of companies that have adopted our servicese-Learning Service
Case Study Collection

From support for introducing e-learning to creating materials, Human Science offers a variety of services related to e-learning.
In this case study collection, you can see examples of how 5 companies have used our services. Please take this opportunity to download it.

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