Traditional pen-and-paper teaching styles can easily become long and mundane - I’m sure you can remember from your time in school. How much of the content did you simply learn and dump on an exam paper just to forget the next day, and how much did you really remember? Microlearning is an efficient approach to education and training that places emphasis on short, focused, and easily-digestible learning experiences. As we have shifted to hybrid learning, or even e-learning entirely, we think that microlearning is a great option for those who need easy and accessible content. It’s also amazing for those who don’t have all the time in the world to learn - which, let’s be real, is all of us! You can learn at your own pace, in your own time.
As a business, you need your employees to understand and retain all the training they have been through. Microlearning is an almost fool-proof way of doing this! One of the main benefits of microlearning is that it can help to improve learning outcomes by increasing engagement. By breaking down information into small, bite-sized pieces, learners can better absorb what they have learned, making sure your business is getting quality and high performing staff! When combining microlearning with e-learning, you have essentially created the perfect mix for a perfect group of staff!
Microlearning when mixed with e-learning can also be more cost-effective than traditional learning methods, as it requires less time and resources to develop and deliver. Compozer is the perfect platform to do this, with hundreds of pre-made templates suited to every business and learning need. You can customise the content you want to deliver, and easily offer it in bite sized chunks through our variety of templates. You can even embed videos and knowledge checks! The best part? It’s all completely reusable! No time will be wasted trying to continuously deliver the same information again and again in person - you can learn at your own time and pace. You’re also ensuring that everyone has thoroughly understood the content they need to, as different people learn at different speeds.
If you’re delivering any sort of content, you need to understand the needs of your learners. Its the 21st century, everyone’s constantly rushing about. Sometimes I even catch myself trying to leave my home in a rush in my pyjamas! People with busy schedules have to manage their work and home life. Training courses can be time consuming and this may become an inconvenience to many employees.
Because microlearning is offered through smaller, targeted portions, it becomes easier to integrate into busier schedules and find a better balance. Whether you’re getting a quick fix of learning on the train to work, or waiting for your coffee order - it’s perfect! Combined with an e-learning platform, it will become a lot easier to balance learning and other demands in your own time and pace.
Microlearning is a powerful tool for anyone looking to improve their programs, or simply trying to learn. We can’t wait to see what the future of learning has in store, but I definitely am rooting for microlearning to keep rising up!