What you see on your screen right now is a drip. Drips are the foundation of Trickle. They are small units of knowledge that give you just enough information to understand a single idea and plenty of opportunities to dive deeper.
Trickle is based on the concept of microlearning. Microlearning involves breaking learning down into small, easily-digestible chunks. A drip is a unit of microlearning.
Drips have a clear structure:
- Drip title: Summarizes the key message of the drip.
- Drip body containing drip text: Explain an idea or concept concisely. Can also contain links, images, lists, and tables.
- Sources: Links to great content that you can use to deepen your knowledge.
When using Trickle, you can develop large pools of knowledge through a steady trickle of drips. Because drips are short, there are many opportunities throughout your day to continue learning. Use downtime or short breaks in between your daily activities to make progress.
Links are highlighted drip text that you can click on to find out more information about a term, a person or a source. There are three types of links:
- Keywords: Highlight important terms in the drip text.
- Experts: These links identify people who are experts on the topic.
- Sources: Highly recommended resources for learning more.