In this article, I will outline why the microlearning solution is gaining momentum and how exactly you can use it. I will also share a checklist that you can use to evaluate if a given training would be the right fit for microlearning.
A quick recap; what is microlearning? Slowly but surely, microlearning is moving from a buzz to being a significant component of an organization’s learning strategy. Microlearning is a short, focused learning nugget (often 3-5 mins long or shorter) that is designed to meet a specific learning outcome. The microlearning solution can be used to offer formal training, but it often finds a wider usage in informal training (with a focus on performance gain).
Typically designed and delivered in rich media formats, it is a learner-centric approach that provides just-in-time training that is available on multiple devices (extending to tablets and smartphones besides desktops and laptops).
While there are several reasons for increased popularity of the microlearning solution, my top 6 reasons are listed here:
Microlearning can be applied for various training needs (both formal and informal).
However, there are certain aspects that should be on your checklist to determine if a given training is apt for microlearning-based delivery.
Before sharing my checklist, let me showcase what is possible. We have created microlearning nuggets for varied training needs such as:
I am sharing 5 examples on how you can use microlearning. To give you a sense of how the microlearning solution works, we have packaged these 5 examples into a microlearning nugget (in a short video format).
As you analyze your training needs to determine what can be delivered through the microlearning solution, remember that this format is considerably different from the traditional eLearning format.
Hence, you need to evaluate the suitability at multiple stages (during TNA, pre-planning, development and deployment).
Here is my checklist that you can use at various stages:
I hope this article gives you an insight on how you can you use microlearning to enhance your current learning strategy. The checklist will certainly help you in making right choices and create effective microlearning in your organization. Do contact me if you have any queries.
You can also refer to my previous articles:
Creative Instructional Design Featuring 7 Learning Strategies That’ll Work For You
How To Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development