If you are looking at online corporate training, employee onboarding, skill training, then microlearning is certainly a good option that you would love. Considering the short attention span and time crunch, microlearning can bring a significant change in corporate training.
Microlearning, as the name suggests is learning at a micro-level and thus is suitable for short training. In this, the content is concise and represented briefly.
The different examples of microlearning:
- Texts: It includes the crux of the content, summaries, brief paragraphs, phrases, etc.
- Visuals: Relevant pictures, graphics, animations, infographics, mindmaps, illustrations, etc.
- Audio: Podcasts, speeches, etc.
- Video: Explainer videos, demos, shorts, etc.
- Tests and Quizzes: objective questions, assessments, etc.
- Games: Points, stars, badges, awards, other collectibles.
These innovative methods of microlearning benefit the learner in many ways:
These short contents are a bit easy to create and thus take lesser time. It would hardly take a few hours to build a good number of effective content. At the same time, it also gives the learner a wide range of learning options. They can use any according to their preference. Thus is time effective for both the trainer and trainee.
It drives higher engagement compared to traditional learning methods. It keeps the learner involved. It appears attractive to the user and thus proves to be more effective.
High Learning Retention
It is easy to remember things that we see, listen or do. And microlearning includes all these to make the learning experiential and therefore the retention is higher in this case. It becomes a part of permanent memory and stays for a longer time.
It doesn’t require a lot of resources to be invested in creating these contents. Also if the company adopts an LMS then this would be a cakewalk for them.
It is flexible in terms of covering a wide range of courses that a normal eLearning would cover. The content can be created for both short and long courses, easy and complex courses as well. Each would have its respective content.
The content created has a longer shelf life and can be repurposed. In addition to this with an LMS, it becomes easier to enrich the content as and when required.
All the above mentioned are a part of LMS (Learning Management System) and thus LMS can be potentially utilized for training and onboarding purposes. Be it employee training, customer training, partner training, sales training, product training, sales training, compliance training, customer onboarding, employee onboarding, or partner training, it is all possible with Microlearning through a compatible LMS.