While microlearning is not a new concept, it is suddenly being talked about as the next significant approach to train workforce. Although chunking content into short bytes has existed for a long time, we are seeing an increased focus on microlearning as a fairly significant part of an organization’s overall training delivery. Here are 10 benefits of microlearning-based training.
In this article, I will outline why “less is more” and touch upon the top 10 benefits of microlearning-based training.
Microlearning is a short, focused learning nugget (often 3-5 mins long or shorter) that is designed to meet a specific learning outcome. It 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 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). All these aspects ensure that it can be easily accessed, quickly completed, and applied by the learners.
Many of us may be familiar with the exponential nature of forgetting. As you see from this diagram featuring the “Forgetting Curve” (by Hermann Ebbinghaus), we forget 80% of what we learned in 30 days!
Microlearning can be used very effectively to create sticky learning experiences thereby flipping the “Forgetting Curve” to a “Retention Curve”. This can be achieved by offering Microlearning nuggets in a learning path to:
There are several benefits of microlearning-based training. Let’s take a look at these from both learner as well as business perspectives.
Benefits Of Microlearning-Based Training For Learners:
Benefits Of Microlearning-Based Training For Business:
I hope this article was useful in recognizing the power of microlearning-based training. This approach will help your learners get just-in-time training in formats that are easy to learn and apply. This will certainly result in performance gain and increased productivity.
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