Microlearning

Remix and reuse, cost effective, highly targeted learning


  • Attention is a finite resource

    Even 15-minute modules are sometimes too much for today’s time-poor employees.

  • Hit the mark with learner expectations

    Innovative apps and social media have raised the bar for online experiences, and training must keep up to be effective and engaging.

  • Focused, time sensitive and delivering business outcomes

    Varying levels of staff experience can be targeted much more effectively.

What is Microlearning?

Microlearning is short form content that takes between 2 - 10 minutes to consume. It has no pre-defined format, it can be text based, infographics, video, audio or any other format. The thing that makes it different that traditional elearning content is it's relatively quick to create and consume, it focuses on a single or a couple of concepts per resource.

The benefits of this approach are numerous. Consider that small pieces of content can be curated and mixed in various formats and delivered using a variety of mechanisms.

For example,  a short 3 minute video demonstrating how to use or a specific piece of medical equipment can be watched on a mobile phone, tablet or traditional computer.

The same piece of Microlearning content could easily be curated, grouped and reused depending on the situation and needs of learners.  

The content can also be easily replaced when the equipment or procedures change, without rebuilding the complimentary content.


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Microlearning is a training content strategy that delivers resources to learners in short, highly targeted sessions of 3 to 5 minutes in duration

Examples of Microlearning formats


1. Video
2. Animations
3. Short eLearning modules
4. Online tutorials
5. VR/AR experiences
6. Infographics
7. Blog posts
8. Audio streams or podcasts
9. Digital postcards

 

The key to microlearning resources, no matter the format used, interactive or not, is that it shouldn't take more than 10 mins (at the most) to complete, with an ideal duration of approximately 3 to 5 minutes. 

When doing small amounts of highly targeted training regularly, key knowledge and skills are kept front of mind and it helps to ensure staff stay up to date.

You can create a culture of continuous learning and improvement within your organisation by adopting a microlearning content strategy. Talk to us today to see how we can help. 

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Microlearning works as it is engaging, doesn't overwhelm learners, is laser focused, convenient, fits within the flow of work, and can easily be reused, repurposed and remixed.