Microlearning Platform

Microlearning is one of the most effective forms of learning and training: What is a microlearning platform in a nutshell?

Microlearning is the breaking down of information into topical, bite-sized chunks. By interacting with these highly-targeted learning bursts, lessons become much easier to digest and the likelihood of knowledge retention is increased.

Edapp microlearning platform

What is a microlearning platform?

Human memory can only hold up to five new pieces of information before it gets lost or overwritten. Microlearning (which can also be written as micro-learning and micro learning) focuses on the key elements of any subject area which makes both educational learning and company training much more effective. By focusing on fewer topics, knowledge has a greater likelihood of transferring from short-term to long-term memory where it is embedded.

Microlerning platform

How does a microlearning platform work?

eLearning courses that employ micro elearning typically see completion rates rise from as low as 15 percent to around 90 percent and beyond. It was first pioneered as computer-based training, but with smartphones becoming more common, going mobile has become a natural fit. There are many types of microlearning but mobile learning (otherwise known as m learning) brings with it benefits such as push notifications for lesson reminders, cloud distribution & translation plus the ability to deliver microlessons (that are always up to date) directly to learners' pockets.

Microlearning platform

How does a microlearning platform work?

eLearning courses that employ micro elearning typically see completion rates rise from as low as 15 percent to around 90 percent and beyond. It was first pioneered as computer-based training, but with smartphones becoming more common, going mobile has become a natural fit. There are many types of microlearning but mobile learning (otherwise known as m learning) brings with it benefits such as push notifications for lesson reminders, cloud distribution & translation plus the ability to deliver microlessons (that are always up to date) directly to learners' pockets.

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Increase your learners knowledge retention and engagement with microlearnings features:

Frequent rewards

More frequent rewards

With microlearning, learners feel a greater sense of accomplishment – rewards are earned quickly and progress is tangible. Feeling like they have taken a large step towards their goals in a short time motivates learners to return again and again.

Clear outcomes and goals

Clear outcomes & goals

Short, succinct microlearning courses make outcomes clear. By implementing a single learning objective in a micro lesson plan, authors can give focus to what they know is important, which gives learners clear direction and objective goals.

Regular repetitions

Regular repetitions

Repeating content at appropriate intervals cements knowledge in learners’ long-term memories. Not only will your learners be able to understand concepts quickly, but they will also hang on to that understanding for longer.

Is microlearning effective?

Microlearning is the most effective form of learning. In fact, it has been reported that microlearning makes the transfer of learning 17 percent more efficient, and over 90 percent of L&D professionals prefer it over traditional eLearning development because their learners prefer it. Plus, companies that have adopted a microlearning strategy instantly experienced higher engagement rates.

Micro-courses are proven to make learning more meaningful and engaging thanks to short, single-objective, focused lessons. With push notifications reminding learners to complete them, EdApp sees incredible completion rates compared to traditional learning management systems. However, we take microlearning further by adding two key ingredients: Gamification and Spaced Repetition. These features are incredibly effective for micro-training by increasing learner engagement and knowledge retention; motivating learners through a tailored, scientific approach. Our spaced repetition feature is called Brain Boost.

EdApp’s reward-based prizing solution gives learners real rewards that encourage friendly competition between staff - such as instantly-redeemable gift cards and vouchers. Meanwhile, Leaderboards also allow learners (or groups of learners) to compete against each other which motivates high performers and stragglers alike.

The enormous growth of smartphone ownership and the rise of Millennials in the workplace make it the perfect learning and development solution for any skilled workforce, whether it’s retail, hospitality, enterprise or any other industry. With the flexibility to deliver personalized corporate learning and online training on EdApp, everything stays relevant and targeted for your learners. If you'd like to know more, check out our microlearning infographic.

Why use a microlearning platform?

Enormous growth of the smartphone

Enormous growth of the smartphone

With microlearning, learners feel a greater sense of accomplishment – rewards are earned quickly and progress is tangible. Feeling like they have taken a large step towards their goals in a short time motivates learners to return again and again.

Mire millennials in the workplace

More Millennials in the workplace

Easily and quickly adapt your learning and development courseware to the high standards of design and technology that Millennial employees expect.

Personalized learning

Flexible, personalized learning

Easily manage your microlearning strategy for individual learners with a full, tailored analytics suite available to track their progress, retention and engagement.

Rapid authoring

Rapid authoring

Author in hours, not days, with EdApp’s template-based authoring tool. Anyone can create beautiful and engaging lessons, without writing a single line of code.

A familiar experience

A familiar experience

Learners will intuitively know how to use EdApp, with familiar interactions like pinching, swiping and tapping already second nature. For learners, it's just like any other app.

Reward your learners with real prizes

Unprecedented engagement

Reward your learners with real prizes like gift cards and vouchers, delivered the instant they win them. EdApp’s prizing can be based on chance or skill, up to you.

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With the help of EdApp, we’ve quickly and easily created bespoke, interactive lessons that our staff love taking. Staff have enjoyed EdApp’s microlessons and have experienced better learning results, where learners have reported that they actually understand and retain the material and like to revisit courses over and over.

Sally James, Marketing Manager at Mizuno

Microlearning resources

How to create the perfect microlessons

How to create the perfect microlearning lesson

Expert L&D instructional designers analyzed the behavior of learners across many thousands of microlessons to come up with the core requirements for constructing great microlearning. Watch the video to find out how

Pandora case study

A microlearning case study

Pandora Jewellery has used EdApp to dramatically improve learning and development for retail staff. The company achieved unprecedented completion rates after making the switch to EdApp's microlearning platform.Read the full case study.

Microlearning and mobile: the perfect match

Microlearning and mobile: a perfect match

Customers are more discerning than ever, so it’s crucial to deliver agile and engaging eLearning to your staff. The product knowledge and skills your employees gain will drive sales, increase customer satisfaction and improve staff retention.

Microlearning also enables Peer Learning: the practice of employees teaching their colleagues. There are other advantages of microlearning plus you can find out more by checking out our microlearning videos.

Rapid authoring tool

Rapid authoring means agile learning

Beyond a web browser, the authoring tool requires absolutely no additional software to create microlearning content. Sign up in seconds and author your first lesson today. Then, simply preview your microlesson using our native iPhone or Android app.

Lessons can easily be authored and updated in minutes depending on your content. You can create quick 'booster' lessons to update staff on new products, policies or procedures: here are some examples. With EdApp, your lessons go from conception to completion in just a few days.

Find out more about our rapid authoring tool.

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