Let’s start at the basics with Microlearning 101 - here are a few top microlearning FAQ’s, as well as their answers.
What is microlearning?
Microlearning is learning that occurs in small chunks rather than in long, drawn-out sessions. For example, a microlearning session may take anywhere from 15 seconds to 10 minutes, compared to a full multi-hour or multi-day course.
What are the benefits of microlearning?
- The science of knowledge retention shows us that microlearning improves memory around microlearning training
- You can engage a global workforce: it can accommodate different time zones and languages
- Shorter courses allow learners to easily complete them around working hours
- Easy to update content
- Ideal for just-in-time training, so it’s easy for people to access what they need, when they need it
- Content is delivered quickly and to many types of devices
- Expands learners’ ability to fill the skill gap
Let’s take a look at a few amazing statistics about microlearning (according to EdApp)!
What formats does microlearning take?
Microlearning can come in many forms, including:
- Bookmarks or extensions
- Gamification elements
- Just in Time training
At its base, microlearning is any type of learning that is done quickly and in small amounts.
What are some examples of microlearning tools?
Here are a few useful tools to get you started on your journey.
- QuickQuiz is an eLearning tool that is accessible on Slack. It allows anyone to create, manage, and deploy quizzes quickly and easily. For more information, visit the site for a free trial of the tool or check out this free blog on applicable use cases from QuickQuiz.
- EduMe is a mobile-based platform focusing on training and communication. It has an easy-to-use content creation tool that allows you to build microlearning courses, quizzes, and surveys, which can easily be sent to end users’ devices and track progress.
- A mobile training platform, TalentCards allows you to build microlearning courses online, and deliver them straight to your team’s smartphones.
How can you implement microlearning?
With the various advantages of microlearning, it is essential to learn how to effectively implement these strategies into your employee training. Here are 5 steps will improve your employee training program - to see more, you can read this full blog, on how to Effectively Implement Microlearning Into Employee Training.
- Develop Microlearning Training Goals
- Create a Comprehensive Lesson Plan
- Encourage Employees to Continually Use Microlearning
- Make Your Microlearning Easily Accessible Anytime, From Anywhere
- Evaluate Results To Improve Your Employee Training
How can you track microlearning?
Tracking microlearning depends entirely on the type of tool you choose, and that tool’s ability to analyze user information. However, there are a few Key Progress Indicators (KPIs) that can be used to help track progress of your training. In the text below, you can see just a few KPIs that can be used to track microlearning progress. For more info on learning KPIs, read Knowledge Anywhere’s free eBook on Make the Most of Your LMS Data.
- Course/video/quiz completions
- Inactive vs. active users
- Time it takes to train or onboard employees
- Quiz/assessment scores
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