Microlearning is the key ingredient to the recipe for staff training success. Cheesy, we know, but truthful.
If you’re yet to have a complete understanding of what microlearning actually is, think information being released in short bursts, eroding mental barriers to long-term memory storage. The human brain can only hold 3-5 new pieces of information at any given time, meaning our attention spans must be accommodated for in our learning experiences.
Incorporation of Gamification
Microlessons are short learning modules, in which gaming elements are incorporated for an engaging and informative experience. The concept of gamification refers to the inclusion of gaming elements into course content, including leader boards, point scores, star bars and real rewards. Gamification has the ability to weaken the barriers and boundaries surrounding learners’ confidence, meaning that they become comfortable letting their guard down to absorb as much information as possible. Users are automatically more engaged, completing their learning for the ‘fun of it’, rather than because they are required to.
A cloud-based delivery system allows your new or edited content to be instantly available to your learners on their already existent microlessons on their own device. Content is released from a central-system, from which information can be changed or added whenever need be. Delivering through the cloud also enables users to receive the content no matter where they are geographically, meaning that they do not have to necessarily be at work to access their new training material.
Effective Authoring Tool
Selecting an effective authoring tool is a crucial decision, dictating how successful your microlearning strategy will be in your staff training. Good authoring tools will offer your company unique training features, including a template library, a cloud system, gamification, spaced repetition and mobile compatibility. EdApp, for instance, offers users all of these features and more, making it an effective learning management system for companies big and small. Our template library is filled to the brim with a plethora of aesthetic and responsive ready-made templates, with the only thing to be done is the importation of your unique content. Theming and branding is made easy, allowing you to make your training your own, further developing a sense of attachment and inclusion for employees into the company.
Flexible learning is crucial in this day and age, as our lives have become more fast-paced than ever and dominated by technological advancements. Microlearning offers users the power of anytime, anywhere, avoiding taking important hours out of employees’ lives. This enables them to progress through their training on the commute to or from work, waiting for a flight or perhaps on the flight with our offline mode.
It is not too late to jump on the microlearning bandwagon, so get started today!
Want to know more about how to implement microlearning into your staff training strategy?
If you’re fed up of dealing with complex authoring practices and ineffective learning, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also try EdApp’s Mobile LMS and authoring tool for free by signing up here.