Microlearning is not a new kid on the block, it’s been around for quite some time now! Though the term ‘microlearning’ was coined much later, learners have always loved incremental step-by-step learning as it facilitates retention and reinforcement of learning.
The increasing popularity of microlearning can be attributed, in part, to advances in technology. With LMSs becoming mobile-friendly and more and more people using mobile devices to learn, there was a need for on-demand learning that was more focused, not too time-consuming, and could help learners perform better at the workplace. And what better than bite-sized learning nuggets that could be quickly accessed on smartphones!
According to an article by iSpring that quotes a study in the Journal of Applied Psychology, microlearning is 17% more efficient in transferring knowledge, as compared to traditional classroom training.
And a very important factor when implementing microlearning is its design. For L&D professionals to be able to fully engage learners and address their learning needs, they need to get microlearning design right.
Check out this SlideShare for tips for effective microlearning design.
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