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What is MicroLearning ?

By admin | December 6, 2016 | 0 Comment

What is Microlearning?

Microlearning is the process of learning through short, easy to understand units.

This type of training is perfect for a fast, dynamic work environment that needs employees to learn new information at a moment’s notice. Microlearning addresses the needs of learners that needs to retain information quickly while being engaged in the learning process. At our company, we use quick 1 to 3-minute modules or videos, to break down complex ideas and skills into simple learning topics. We call them Learning Bytes.

Microlearning has helped us address short attention spans, rapid technology changes and training that can’t keep up the pace. Trainers enjoy microlearning because it reinforces key concepts. Try to focus one one or two key objectives keeping the learner engaged.

Observed benefits

One key benefit Microlearning has brought to our corporate environment is the ability to train and learn without a heavy impact on employee productivity. “Microlearning is characterized by low time commitment, small chunks, short effort and narrow topics—but is complex as a whole.” (Hug & Friesen, Didactics of Microlearning, 2007) Businesses love the fact that Microlearning has helped them reduce training time and costs while their employees remain and improved productivity. Every year U.S. businesses spend over $160 billion on employee learning and training, classroom training is time-consuming and sometimes not as effective as it could be.

How is this possible?

Bite-size content helps the learners’ access small chunks of information that are current and meaningful to their day to day job. It can be accessed instantly anytime from anywhere. Learners can stay at their desks and access our training library to review ‘What’s New’ or just refresh their memory on a forgotten process. There is no need to walk into a classroom for training. It can be right at the comfort of your desk. So remember focus on onw or two objectives and make the training accessible from any device keeping the learners engaged….So try it out and let me know how you do….Good Luck !

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