Micro-learning

Micro-learning

22/05/2019
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Micro-learning
Smaller bites, higher on returns

Micro-learning refers to breaking down learning information into small sized chunks. It is characterised by using highly interactive activities and assessments so that training, while short, is still comprehensive.

What are the benefits of Micro-learning and why organisations should change the way they train employees?

In the connected world of social media and an extraordinary volume of diverse information, attention spans appear to be decreasing. In addition, generally human memory can hold up to five pieces of information before it gets lost. Therefore, Micro-learning is an approach that does not overwhelm learners with unnecessary information. Instead it divides the learning into short ‘all you really need to know’, digestible pieces.

According to World Learning Hub Managing Director, Stephen Bell the eLearning landscape is changing quickly. He says ‘This is a generational lead change. The ‘information overflow syndrome’ is here, right now. You cannot be preparing for it in two years. Learning programs that took thirty minutes two years ago, now need to be divided into bite sized chunks of perhaps three to six minutes. This is the biggest new wave for learning designers and something World Learning Hub has really refined.’

Here are benefits of Micro-learning.

Micro-learning 1 Increased engagement to improve learning retention and job efficiency
Micro-learning 2 A focus on what is really important to learn leading to improved design
Micro-learning 3 More enjoyable experiences for the new generation of workers
Micro-learning 4 Less time to learn
Micro-learning 1

Increased engagement to improve learning retention and job efficiency

Micro-learning 2

A focus on what is really important to learn leading to improved design

Micro-learning 3

More enjoyable experiences for the new generation of workers

Micro-learning 4

Less time to learn

If you want to know more about how Micro-learning can help your organisation, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.