Ideas for employee learning and development

Microlearning: Small Bites, Big Benefits

Posted by Kerry Williams on Jan 30, 2018 1:45:17 PM
“Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.” --Warren Bennis

Microlearning can be described as bite-sized, attention-grabbing lessons - usually video-based - that learners can easily access and apply and is considered the fastest, most effective way for today's employees to learn.

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Topics: millennials, bite-sized learning, micro learning, eLearning, video, microlearning, HRtech

Making Microlearning Engaging

Posted by Jon Peters on Sep 17, 2017 11:10:35 AM

Even when learning is bite-sized, it has to engage the learner to become ‘sticky.’ So what should you be thinking about as you create your own microlearning?

First, consider your audience. Who are they? Where are they? What is the best way to reach them?

Think about your message. What is it you are trying to convey? Does it need to be tracked? Keep your message simple and focused. Microlearning will usually impact short-term memory which research has said can contain 5 to 9 things, though more recent research is pointing at more like 4. Repetition of the message can move it from short-term to long-term memory. So, microlearning is not just about being short, it’s also about being focused.

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Topics: microlearning, e-learning, video, learning design, courseware