Ongoing staff training can be demanding at times, especially when considering 42% of millennials will leave their jobs if they’re not learning fast enough, according to Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends. Mobile learning for staff training is designed to fit into your workplace training strategy on your terms.
We’ve compiled three great tips on how to implement mobile learning into staff training for the most successful version of your company.
1. Be aware of increasingly short attention spans
We aren’t too sure how well a 30-minute video or 40-page reading will slide into your schedule this week. Not just because you’re busy, but also because who on earth can concentrate for that long these days? Our increasingly short attention spans now require training material to suit us, not us suit our training material. According to Accel and Qualtrics’ ‘The Millennial Study,’ millennials check their phones 150 times per day on average, and 53% wake up at least once per night to check their phones. Yet 91% of millennials claim to have a healthy relationship with tech… odd. Breaking down content into bite-sized chunks and into shorter sessions, means employees are able to consume and retain more new knowledge.
2. Implement spaced repetition
Linear learning refers to the tendency of traditional learning to withhold a directional instruction, meaning learners are expected to remember mounds of material shown in the form of a PowerPoint, lecture, reading etc. This is different, and much less effective and hip, from spaced repetition, which encompasses reviewing material in snippets each day after initial absorption with increasing large gaps between reviews. As a result, pieces of information revealed to the learner are formulated into chunks of digestible, low cognitive load pieces of information, instead of fragments of knowledge. This is beneficial as these chunks are better retained when the learner must recall the information as a clear and whole concept. Mobile learning is a great way to deliver this for internal training.
3. Know where to implement mLearning and its purpose
Before you execute your killer new learning plan, make sure you have a concrete idea of where you would specifically like to aim your microlearning and for what purpose. A valuable primary step is to establish goals for employees set out in a clear microlearning lesson plan. The implementation of a plan is useful to clearly set out what is expected of employees and by when.
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