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Let say your sales reps might need access to product specs before meeting a remote client; or may be your workforce at a hazardous site might need safety tips — what can be done when employees need timely access to precise information, minus desktops?
The answer is, yes you guessed it right it is Microlearning (bite-sized learning). Microlearning (bite-sized learning) offers short, focused learning nuggets, that can be accessed on mobiles. Microlearning also comes in a wide range of formats. In addition, microlearning helps in improving retention rate, bypassing the forgetting curve of learners. And above all, microlearning is not only compact—it’s also focused offering, just the right amount of information necessary to help a learner achieve a specific, actionable objective. This makes microlearning in business contexts especially valuable. Various types of microlearning can be easily integrated in eLearning solutions to cater to the tailored needs of new-age learners.
Let us go down to day to day activity. Do you watch videos? Do you play games in a virtual environment or do you listen to podcast? Do you know all of these can be employed to create mind boggling microlearning content?
Let’s deep dive into each of these aspects?
Videos in this aspect tops the chart. The reason is simple when it comes to learners, they love to watch them. 95% of the learners choose video as an option because they are compatible across multiple devices, readily built and effective. These take learners to the visual journey they love and help them retain and absorb concepts with ease.
According to a recent study conducted by Wharton Research Centre, the average person retains only 10 percent of what they hear, but 50 percent of what they see.
I must say that interactivities provide great opportunity for communications, that require high-level decision-making and critical thinking skills. To make interactivities eﬀective, organizations must ﬁrst identify their target audience and then smartly integrate web-based paths to provide content and boost eﬃciency and develop fun activities associated with the course. Interactivities in microlearning engage more learners with the help of activities:
There are zillions of blogs written on billions of topics. In the context of microlearning, blogs are much more than a mere reading material. They are interactive and easily assessible from anywhere that facilitate learning. Blogs are informative, concise and appealing at the same time. They have multiple usage in the modern learning approach, including:
Podcasts are tools that help improve learner’s retention of training content by sharing the required content in audio file. Since., it’s an audio file it can be easily shared on various MP3 ﬁles through varied cloud-based services. With microlearning (bite-sized learning), podcasts ﬁts in best with the overall learning content.
There are many other beneﬁts of podcasts while using microlearning, they are as follows:
Social media and microlearning makes an inevitable mix these days, because learners look for the same thing in both, snippets of information. Most of the social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are perfect platforms to publish micro content. Social media increases learner engagement through the following activities:
So, leverage technology-enabled learning for your training needs and make it compact, focussed and valuable through Conscience. Contact Us and evaluate how Conscience Information Technologies can assist in creating and distributing a powerful and innovative e-Learning courseware!
About the author: Anirban is a marketeer with 5+ years of experience and handles the sales and marketing activities of Conscience Information Technologies. He is crazy about writing blogs.
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