Once upon a time, if you needed any information about anything, you would go to a library, browse through aisles of books, settle down in a cozy corner with your selection in hand, and hunt through pages to get what you needed. Today, all you have to do is type in the topic in a search engine and it will display every bit of information that is available for your perusal. How we consume content and access information has certainly changed over years and so have learning strategies. From hour-long classroom sessions to microlearning courses, training methods have gradually become shorter, more specific, and less time consuming.
Microlearning delivers short nuggets of focused information to boost employees’ performance at the moment of need. Microlearning modules are only a few minutes long (max 10-15 minutes) – each focusing on one learning objective. Microlearning is precisely what you need to train the modern workforce, who are time-pressed and need instant learning anytime, anywhere they are.
There are numerous benefits of incorporating microlearning in corporate training. They enhance knowledge retention and beat the forgetting curve. They promote a social learning culture. They lend performance support in the form of job-aids. But most importantly, microlearning modules can be delivered in a range of formats that allows learners the flexibility to choose how they want to learn.
They can choose an audio podcast to listen to while commuting to work, they can watch micro-videos when they need a ‘how-to’ guide, or they can look for an infographic if they need ‘at-a-glance’ information.
Here’s an infographic to show you the variety of assets microlearning offers to engage learners.