Imagine you’re eating a pizza all by yourself; you have the first slice, then the second, third, fourth and you’re full! You still have a few more slices left but your tummy is full. Well, this is how your employees feel when they take an hour long e-learning course. Wouldn’t it be easier to eat a slice of pizza rather than the whole and suffer from indigestion? Similarly, it is better to create microlearning courses rather than bombarding your employees with full length courses in the name of training. A whole pizza represents a full length course, and a slice signifies a microlearning course. So how can you make the perfect slice of microlearning course? With a perfect oven, in this case an authoring tool, and nothing says microlearning better than Articulate storyline!
Let’s see how Microlearning and Articulate Storyline go hand in hand in creating the prefect microlearning course.
Rapid Development Process
When creating microlearning courses, you save tons of time, as your content is to the point and short compared to a full length course. When you use rapid authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline, you can create your microlearning course within a matter of days. Articulate Storyline offers built-in templates that help you create visually rich microlearning courses with ease.
There may be times when your training budget is cut short and you can no longer roll out full length courses. This is where microlearning becomes your savior; as already mentioned microlearning courses take the least amount of time to create, this helps bring down cost dramatically, allowing you to focus on only the needed aspects of your training program. You only need to make a one-time investment in purchasing an authoring tool, and the best part is, tools such as Articulate Storyline come with a free 30 day trial period for you to test and explore the authoring tool before making a purchase.
Learners today are versatile, some use tablets or IPads to take their courses, while others opt for Android mobile devices to learn on the go. Your microlearning courses too need to be as versatile as your learner, which is why Articulate storyline comes with the responsive design option that lets your learners’ access courses on tablets, mobiles and PCs.
From time to time your course content keeps changing; today’s information will become tomorrow’s history. Full length courses don’t have the flexibility to keep up with today’s constant change in information. With microlearning, you can easily update and share new information in a jiffy, and with authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline in your arsenal, your employees don’t have to wait for a long time to receive the updated microlearning course on their devices. This aids continuous on–the-move learning without any learning gaps.
Microlearning and Articulate Storyline are the perfect ingredients to create that perfect slice of learning. They help make learning short, accurate, and a pleasure to watch. Have you’ve given microlearning a try? Share your experiences in the comments section below.