We explore these questions in detail below and provide eLearning course designers 8 simple principles for creating successful microlearning. Myth 1 Microlearning is the latest trend in eLearning. Wrong! Microlearning isn't a new idea. While the eLearning company Grovo received an official patent on the word "Microlearning®" in 2017, the history of the concept of microlearning dates back even further.