How can L&D professionals and training managers design training programs that appeal to the workforce of today? While classroom training cannot be done away with, it has become essential to support classroom training with just-in-time learning modules. Also, there are times when a dearth of trainers make corporates look for other viable options for training their employees.
Skills gap – a problem that is profoundly affecting the productivity of the 21st century company. A study by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) has revealed that the following skill gaps have a serious impact on American companies:
Microlearning refers to the delivery of e-learning content in the form of “information nuggets” of 5 to 10 minutes, each covering a specific learning objective. These short modules improve knowledge retention and are ideal to deliver corporate training because of the reasons listed in the infographic.
For a training manager, the challenge lies in not just providing necessary training, but also ensuring that training is relevant, up-to-date, and most importantly, well used by employees. However, today’s employees are predominantly Millennials, who unlike their predecessors, expect more than training like they knew it to be – traditional. Today’s learners want:
Do you wish to improve the completion rates of your e-learning courses? Are you looking for ways to improve the comprehension and retention levels of your employees? Give microlearning a try.
How can you design microlearning so that it hits the target each and every time? For this, the medium used to deliver your microlearning is important and videos can be an effective choice.
One of the most important objectives of training in any organization is that employees retain the knowledge gained during training and apply it in their work. However, research shows that learners forget 50%-80% of what is learned within 24 hours, and by 30 days, they only retain about 2%-3% of the information. As organizations spend millions of dollars on training, they cannot afford such rapid loss of information. Reinforcing training with microlearning bites can be very helpful to fight this forgetting curve.
Microlearning has become the new favorite in the e-learning world, thanks to the growing number of employees who belong to the millennial generation. To this generation, whose typical characteristics are short attention spans, busy lifestyles, and a tendency to access information on their mobile phones, microlearning is a perfect fit. Small, bite-sized modules which millennial learners can access anytime and anywhere is just what they need. However, how can you design microlearning so that it hits the target each time, every time?
There is no doubt that microlearning is the modern way to deliver corporate training. It enjoys a wide appeal among today’s generation of employees and more importantly, it offers a better return on investment (ROI) for organizations. Let us explore five ways microlearning gives better ROI for your organization’s training investment.
Small is beautiful. –E. F. Schumacher
Are you worried about the low completion rates of your online courses? Do you wish to help your learners comprehend subject matter easily and retain it effectively? You need to go for microlearning. A study by BBC revealed that the delivery of training content in the form of short learning modules can enhance understanding, retention, and application levels by at least 30%. No wonder, 8 out of 10 L&D professionals prefer imparting training through bite-sized learning modules.
The pharmaceutical industry introduces new products and upgrades existing products on a regular basis. At the same time, human attention span is decreasing, making it increasingly difficult for pharma sales reps to retain all the information they need – despite intense training.