Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term “microlearning” refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. More frequently, the term is used in the domain of e-learning and related fields in the sense of a new paradigmatic perspective on learning processes in mediated environments.
Why Microlearning became so relevant to corporate training?
A. Because the biggest challenge for corporate training professionals is that fast innovation means technological know-how is transforming faster than ever. A 2014 survey from consulting firm Deloitte showed that digital skills become obsolete in as few as 2.5 years without training.
B. Because Just-in-time training is becoming very powerful. Just-in-time-training is an approach that gives employees the much-needed information right exactly when they need it. Microlearning is the ideal concept to implement Just-in-time focused training.
C. Because attention span of the Millennials (most of your employees) became short.
D. Because Microlearning approach enable you to implement personalized learning. This is due to the fact that all the small learning objects in your corporate database are tagged with meta-data. Effective usage of this meta-data is a great facilitator of personalized learning.
E. Because mobile devices became a reality. Mobile devices are ideal platforms for microlearning sessions. One of the advantages of microlearning that is done with mobile devices is learning in context. Research shows that learning in the context of the problem is more effective. Microlearning enables every employee to receive learning capsule that is relevant to his specific need within his natural working environment.
What do you need in order to implement Microlearning in your organization?
A. You to build a lot of small interactive learning objects. In order to do so you need to use a powerful cost-effective content creator tool.
B. You need to have an advanced learning solution that will enable your employees to consume the above learning objects and to you to monitor their entire learning process.
C. You have to make sure that your learning solution supports mobile devices since microlearning must be implemented with them.
D. You have to make sure that your learning solution will provide you with smart reports. These reports are essential to constantly improve your learning objects database. Since all the ecosystem becomes very dynamic you need to utilize dynamic tools to make sure your training environment continues to be updated and effective.
Implementing microlearning is critical for your organization. You’ll benefit from increased employee engagement and personalized learning and will deliver more effective learning.
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Dr. Dovi Weiss
Chief Scientist at
@timetoknow. Lecturer, Head of Digital Pedagogy and University Director, author on Ed-Tech innovation.