The purpose of learning through a 'Small Steps e-Learning' (SSeL) method is to help the learner to learn fast and deeper by "managing the human learning process under controlled conditions".
Course is divided into small narrow topics or units and then each unit is divided into small steps. Each step contains a small segment of the information to be learned, and a question which a student must answer before moving on to the next step.
Once answer is given, an immediate feedback, both positive and/or negative is provided to the student and is directed to additional information based on an incorrect answer.
It is self-paced by the learner and based upon student centered pedagogical principles. In other words, the student controls the pace of the learning.
Once all steps are completed, student will know the subject matter thoroughly.
After completing the regular steps, student goes through key review steps 7 times in an adaptive mode. Going through review steps 7 times in an adaptive mode will enable student to retain the subject matter for longer period of time—usually for life.