October 8, 2019
Microlearning is the breakdown of into small, focused chunks of learning, usually 3 to 5 minutes in length. Microlessons are typically designed for meeting particular learning outcomes, which can be used to provide formal training, however, it usually gets a wider use in familiar training, having a focus on performance gain.
Usually designed in the rich-media formats, it comes with a learner-centric approach which offers just-in-time training which is accessible from multiple devices, spreading to smartphones and tablets, as well as laptops and desktops. All of these features make sure that it can be quickly completed, easily accessed, as well as practically applied by learners.
Let’s go through how your microlearning etraining will make you a champion at work.
Learning in bursts, i.e. microlearning, is immediately appealing to learners due to its empowering properties, as well as the provision of a flexible and personalized learning experience. The different formats utilized to generate these chunks are tailored to match the different learning styles of individuals.
This is perhaps the biggest advantage for you as a learner. These chunks are accessible to you precisely anytime and whenever you need. They are also accessible on-demand, meaning that learners are not forced to unwillingly progress through their training, instead having a desire to.
Microlearning is usually designed for multi-device accessibility (from laptops and desktops to smartphones and tablets) thereby offering higher flexibility to you to study when you need, as well as on the device of your choice.
Microlearning courses are designed and curated in ways that users are able to make the most out of the material they are exposed to. These rich-media formats allow for better knowledge retention and boosted performance.
Microlearning is the perfect strategy for adult learners due to our increasingly short attention spans, and appealing characteristics. Although the modules are only 3-5 minutes long, more information is absorbed and retained in long-term memory.
Due to shorter duration of training, microlearning does not waste any valuable time which may be used for other things during working hours. The lessons can also be produced and used much faster through the use of good authoring tools, particularly with ready-made templates. Conventional eLearning is now outdated due to its slow process and often waste of time.
Because of the running length and diverse formats used for developing microlearning, it is quick and very easy to develop. Microlearning elements and modules can be corrected and updated quickly to improve their impact instantaneously.
Microlearning can also double as a Performance Support Tool (PST), as well as the basis for your employee training app. Feedback provided by microlessons are a good indication of where gaps and weaknesses in learning lie, and the areas of strength and weakness of particular employees. This allows you to pinpoint the information which needs to be consolidated and what employees like and dislike.
Microlearning chunks are specially designed to fulfil specific organisational outcomes. It has positive impacts on application and learning and can be used very effectively for bringing about behavioral changes in employees.
With the power of microlearning, you will have just-in-time training with formats which are easy to apply and learn. It will certainly help you make a champion at work!
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Daniel Brown is a senior technical editor and writer that has worked in the education and technology sectors for two decades. Their background experience includes curriculum development and course book creation.