“Traditional” workplaces have undergone a rapid evolution process in very recent history. Employers and employees alike are finding themselves in a state of constant change. The risks of not keeping up with those changes are large and looming.
For businesses, using a microlearning platform for training and education is one of the best ways to stay relevant in the constantly evolving workplace. For employees, consuming content via microlearning is a launching point for continued growth and success.
Definition of MicrolearningMicrolearning is receiving and processing new information in bite-sized pieces. Instead of forcing a mass amount of information at once, microlearning allows students to take in small bits of information in a short period of time.
Bite-sized courses can happen in just a few minutes or less, but have a lasting impact. Learners are able to put all their focus on the content at hand and do not have time to get distracted.
Most importantly, microlearning provides an opportunity for employees to utilize the new information immediately. At the end of a short video or presentation, a person should be given an opportunity to demonstrate they comprehend the information and understand how to apply it in a real-work scenario.
Implementing MicrolearningMicrolearning is delivered best when the content is visual; served up with meaningful images or videos. It should be accessible to people where they are, when they need it.
Today, that means content should be optimized for mobile and able to be called up with just a few taps no matter where the learner is located. People should be notified when that information is available, in a way that is easy to see and respond to; i.e. push notifications or emails.
While microlearning can be delivered in any form you prefer, using microlearning software designed specifically for creating and delivering bite-sized courses is the most efficient way. If you don't use Zunos and you're still not sure about how to implement it, check out our blog on microlearning.
Learning on the job and on the fly is more important today than ever before. Even people with the most advanced degrees will enter the workforce unaware of how to use the technology that will appear tomorrow.
The Importance of Microlearning
Changes in products, processes, policies, and expectations happen so quickly it’s impossible to prepare too far in advance. Working in almost any industry requires a great amount of flexibility and willingness to continually learn and improve. Those who don’t keep learning will quickly be passed up by people with less experience, but a greater hunger for growth and development.
Companies who do not equip their employees to continue learning will lose those people to competitors who feed their need for improvement and opportunity.
Don’t become trapped by what you know, or plague your people with an environment that holds them back. Implement microlearning and encourage them to keep leveling up every day.