What´s Brewing - With Garry Walton
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March 2023

Micro-learning: The espresso of Learning & Development.

I recently conducted a poll within my network on the topic of learning pathways and which type of training content was of most interest:

75% voted “Short, bite-size videos”

17% voted “Instructor-led (live) courses”

8% voted “Detailed documentation”

At Kingsley Gate, we are currently reimagining and redesigning our learning pathways to encourage a self-guided approach with an emphasis on various styles of micro-learning, focussing on accessible video content.

Why is this our new vision of L&D?

Visual Learning

Video content can help learners understand complex concepts or ideas by providing visual aids like animations, diagrams, and charts. This makes it easier for learners to absorb information as the content is presented in a way that’s easier to comprehend.


Video learning allows learners to learn at their own pace and on their own time. They can watch and re-watch the video as often as needed until they understand the material.


Videos can be more engaging than traditional forms of learning because they incorporate visuals and audio, which can capture a learner’s attention and keep them engaged in the material.


Videos can be accessed from anywhere and on any device, making it easy for learners to learn on the go or from the comfort of their own homes.

Cost (and time) effective

Video learning can be a cost-effective way of delivering training and education, as it eliminates the need for expensive in-person training or hiring multiple trainers to teach a large group

Overall, learning by video can be an effective way to deliver education and training, as it provides learners with engaging, flexible, and accessible content that can help them better understand and retain information.

Whilst this is our primary focus, many other types of content with be housed in our re-platformed Learning Management System and accessible within our proprietary digital assets.

Every Kingsley Gate team member will be able to curate their own learning pathway depending on the individual’s learning style and preferences and also have access to:

Online courses: Structured learning programs that provide learners with a comprehensive curriculum, assessments, and feedback from instructors.

Interactive simulations: Helping learners to understand complex concepts by allowing them to explore and experiment with different scenarios in a virtual environment.

Gamified learning: Using game elements like points, badges, and leaderboards to motivate learners and make the learning experience more engaging.

Case studies: Real-life scenarios that demonstrate how theoretical concepts can be applied in practice, making them an effective way to learn by example.

Interactive quizzes: Helping learners to test their knowledge and reinforce key concepts in a fun and engaging way.

Webinars and live online events: Allowing learners to interact with experts and ask questions in real time.

Learning is no longer only a retention measurement but becomes key in realising the business strategy. In the future, L&D is about building a culture of continuous learning throughout an organisation.

At Kingsley Gate, we are excited about the future of L&D within our firm.