Despite being implemented on a large-scale basis, traditional workplace training methods are largely ineffective and create a poor learning experience for employees. Information in traditional training is inaccessible and organizations waste resources in course-design. In fact, even small training events can cost up to $40,000 and take several hours to create.
Microlearning is an alternative to traditional training methods and remedies these problems. It focuses on providing bite-sized information throughout the workday, making it an efficient and engaging educational experience. It incorporates activities, videos, questions, and reminders to cover several learning styles and ensure maximum understanding. Studies back this up, finding that microlearning improves learners’ focus and retention by up to 80%.
How does it do this? Microlearning meets workers where they are, tailoring its programs to speak to various employees. It provides content in an accessible manner and doesn’t bother sharing irrelevant information. Additionally, each program focuses on one specific objective. This helps learners master one task at a time and immerse themselves in specific projects.
As the workforce changes, workplace training is changing as well. Microlearning is a popular alternative to traditional methods, and is likely to grow increasingly useful in the years to come.