In today’s fast-paced world, traditional workplace learning methods are not keeping up. But microlearning promises a better way.
Learning in the workplace is a challenge, to say the least. For starters, 59% of employees do not receive any workplace training. What is worse, 70% of employees admit to not having the skills to do their job. Yet, the usual learning methods, if provided at all, are not very effective. For example, the average learning system takes 7 clicks to access the information. Meanwhile, businesses are wasting expensive resources on such ineffective learning systems. A one-time, in-person training event can easily cost $40,000.
Microlearning provides a more efficient and preferred method for learning. This bite-size type of learning is based on elearning content and delivery, with optimal length. It is science based and mimics the way problems are solved in real life. For the workplace, this means learning in the flow of work and in daily routines.
Benefits of microlearning include a reduction in brain-overload, the ability to track progress, convenient for learners and educators, cost-effective, and engaging. Overall, 94% of development professionals agree their learners prefer microlearning to other methods.
All in all, microlearning provides the same or better results as traditional learning, but in less time and with a more user-friendly approach. For learners, businesses, and organizations, It may be time to use tools built on powerful psychology and microinteractions to help learners better focus and retain information. The method may be micro, but the results are massive.