We understand how exciting it can be to implement a successful microlearning approach into your business learning. However, in order to successfully adopt this practice, crucial steps must be taken to ensure the most success. Here are some very common mistakes that are made implementing microlearning.
1. Creating lessons that are too long – ‘not microlearning’
This is a common mistake, which takes away from the purpose of successful microlearning; learning in bite-sized chunks. The ideal length of a lesson should be approximately eight slides for maximum information retention. EdApp purposely designs easy-to-process lessons to compliment the chunking approach.
2. Not designing lessons to be of multi-purpose
Successful microlearning has a multi-purpose aspect, as it takes into consideration the initial training, ‘brain boosters’ and on the job training support. When lessons are designed without these elements, they become ineffective and cannot be considered as an effective microlearning approach.
3. Not considering opportunities for practice of new knowledge
According to eLearning Industry, practice is just as, if not more, important as training when it comes to microlearning. Although new knowledge may have been absorbed, without practice the learner is unable to apply that knowledge in real-life situations. In order to ensure skills are applied correctly and usefully in the employee’s role, emphasis must be placed on the need for practice of knowledge.
4. Not having a prepared implementation plan
Preparing an implementation plan is crucial for an increase in employee engagement. In the lead up to the implementation of a microlearning approach, some initiatives to on-board your employees may be to hold a workshop based on the benefits of microlearning, or perhaps alerting employees via email. Once set up, notifications of the release of new lessons keep employees engaged and informed. Ask our team for some great tips for how to successful implement microlearning initiatives.
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