Imagine a world where your employees are not just surviving, but thriving in their learning and development, retaining and applying new skills almost effortlessly. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Now, what if I told you that microlearning is the key to making this dream a reality? In this blog post, we’ll explore why incorporating microlearning in your instructional design should be a top priority for any organization looking to supercharge employee learning and development.
What is Microlearning?
Microlearning is an approach to training that breaks content down into small, digestible, and easily absorbed chunks. These bite-sized learning nuggets are designed to be engaging, flexible, and focused on one specific topic or skill. By providing employees with just the right amount of information at the right time, microlearning helps improve retention and application of new skills in real-world situations.
Key Benefits of Microlearning
Let’s dive into the key advantages of incorporating microlearning in your instructional design:
1. Increased Engagement
“Microlearning has made a significant impact on our employees’ engagement in training,” says an L&D professional at a leading Fortune 500 company. With shorter and more interactive learning modules, microlearning is designed to grab and hold learners’ attention. This translates to a more engaged and motivated workforce, ready to absorb and apply new knowledge.
2. Improved Retention
It’s no secret that learners are more likely to remember and apply what they’ve learned when they engage with the content in manageable chunks. This is where microlearning shines. By presenting information in smaller, more focused segments, employees are better able to absorb and retain the material. As an L&D professional puts it, “The microlearning approach has helped our employees retain and use new skills more effectively than traditional training methods.”
3. Flexibility and Customization
Microlearning allows for a high degree of flexibility and customization. Whether you need to address skill gaps, provide on-demand training, or tailor learning experiences to unique employee needs, microlearning makes it easy to present content in a variety of formats and delivery methods. The result? A more personalized and effective learning experience for each employee.
4. Time and Cost Efficiency
With its short, focused nature, microlearning can help your organization save time and money on training. You can quickly update or create new content, making it easier to adapt to rapidly changing business environments. Plus, employees can access and complete the training at their own pace, reducing the need for lengthy, costly in-person sessions.
Learnexus and Microlearning
As a leading freelancer marketplace for Learning & Development, Learnexus is dedicated to helping organizations unlock the full potential of microlearning. We make it easy for managers at companies to quickly and easily find and hire freelancers with highly specific skills and experience in instructional design, offering a 47% cost saving and saving managers time and eliminating procurement issues with a single master services agreement. By partnering with Learnexus, you can harness the power of microlearning to revolutionize your organization’s learning and development approach.