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For many cynics out there, Microlearning is just another in a long list of corporate buzzwords. For savvy educators, however, it’s an essential strategy shaping the future of how we train, learn and work.
In a nutshell, Microlearning is designed to deliver educational content in smaller, specific bursts for just enough, just in time training—whether that’s through videos, e-learning, peer-to-peer knowledge share or some other format.
The adoption of Microlearning is often attributed to the growing number of Millennials in the workforce. But that simplification is doing a disservice to both Millennials and Microlearning itself. While it’s true that those under age 30 were essentially raised in a digital world, the reality is that the use of smartphones, streaming and search engines is cross-generational. The way we process information has changed—for all of us. It stands to reason that the way we deliver training must change to accommodate.
Change isn’t just a factor in how we process information. It’s happening faster and faster in every aspect of our lives—including work. That means employees need to be up-skilled more often and more rapidly. From onboarding to product knowledge to office compliance, ongoing employee training is critical to meeting today’s fast-changing business demands.
And with a workforce that’s increasingly mobile and fragmented, companies are looking for innovative, cost-effective training solutions that improve performance outcomes. Microlearning is moving to the top of the list. That’s no surprise, as Microlearning offers companies several benefits. Here are just a few:
The adoption of Microlearning should not be viewed as “giving in to the short attention span.” Rather, it should be embraced for what it is: a bold training strategy that is addressing the changing ways we work, think and learn in today’s tech-driven society.
If you’re interested in discovering a repeatable process for creating your own Microlearning modules, register for one of The Bob Pike Group Microlearning Workshops near you.