If your company is slow off the start line, or maybe jumps the gun, its productivity can be easily hindered. That’s why it’s time to implement a strategy that is going to make your company’s productivity shoot through the roof. Cue, microlearning.
The point of microlearning is to provide learners with just the right amount of information that they will effectively absorb and retain. Amongst the plethora of benefits, it avoids cognitive overload. Cognitive overload occurs when the brain is fed too much information to the point where nothing is absorbed or old information is pushed out. The average human being can only withhold 3-5 new pieces of information at any given time, highlighting the importance of feeding the right amount of knowledge to learners.
In this article, we outline how microlearning significantly boosts your company’s productivity.
1. Content is informative, concise and relevant
Due to the short duration of microlessons, they are presented to learners in short and concise bursts providing relevant and informative information. This not only avoids taking time away from productive work hours, but also builds on training productivity. When information is focused, more is gained out of the lesson in a shorter period of time.
2. Interactive and engaging learning
Microlearning distributes lessons which are interactive and engaging, mainly through gamification. Gamification is a strategy whereby gaming elements are incorporated into course content in the form of leader boards, point scores, star bars and real rewards. Techniques like gamification instil a sense of motivation in employees, instantly resulting in them boosting their engagement in lessons, contributing to a well-informed workforce.
3. Accessible anytime, anywhere
Given the fact that microlearning is accessible anytime and anywhere, employees are able to progress through their training at a time that suits them. This could be at any time, for instance on their commute to and from work, or before bed. This means that working hours are not set aside for tedious training and time at work can be used more constructively and productively.
4. Works on a cloud-based delivery system
Cloud-based delivery systems allow for all content to be constructed and distributed from a central system. This means that information is immediately accessible to learners and, if made, updates are instantaneously available too. This benefits various companies and in various industries, for instance, with dispersed workforces. It is also cost-saving and more time-effective.
5. Uses an LMS which offers various unique features
Good LMS’s offer efficient and purposeful authoring tools, which provide useful features to users. EdApp’s authoring tools provides users with a vast library filled to the brim with a plethora of ready-made templates. The templates are aesthetic and interactive, and can be easily branded and themed. All you need to do is import unique content and voila!
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