Microlearning is educational content broken down into smaller pieces of information in the form of text, images, audio, video, or other forms of multimedia. It is intended to break down large pieces of information into bite-sized pieces to better retain information. There has been a surge of microlearning discussions lately due to ever-shrinking attention spans, the abundance of on-demand information, and mobile-centric lives. Most time microlearning content is available for mobile devices, desktop and across multiple platforms making it ideal for today’s learners.
What are the Benefits of Microlearning?
Microlearning is intended to be a flexible way of training and learning. Microlearning is an excellent way to dissect difficult information such as a new language (as it requires repetition), applying a new skillset, on-the-job training, etc. The ability to learn-on-the-go and have the information readily available, at any time of day, is great for job training or supplemental learning in addition to our daily roles. Trainers, instructional designers and facilitators know that learners get bored or distracted easily and that incorporating active learning is crucial to memory retention. Microlearning is just as important.
Why is Microlearning Important?
Incorporating microlearning into training is crucial in today’s ever-changing, ever-adapting digital world. We have access to information at our fingertips, even by voice command. As the generation of the workforce is constantly shifting, learning behaviors are also changing. Thus, your organization’s learning needs to adapt. Breaking down difficult or lengthy information so that it can actually be implemented is critical. Otherwise, it defeats the purpose of providing the information and training. You can get the most out of designing your training content by replicating learning in multiple formats such as audio, video, images, etc. in addition to text.
EduBrite’s Open Learning
EduBrite’s open learning solution helps bring microlearning to your company. It allows learners to search for lessons (Videos, Presentations, Documents) based on their specific needs and launch bite-sized content. EduBrite’s open learning allows you to create a customizable platform to provide fundamental and engaging training for your organization. Check out a demonstration of our platform or Book A Demo