Updated: Mar 24
Microlearning is a teaching approach that delivers small, bite-sized units of information to learners. This method of learning is designed to provide learners with quick and easily digestible pieces of information that can be easily understood and retained.
Microlearning typically involves short lessons or modules that are focused on a specific topic or learning objective. These modules can be delivered through a variety of media, such as videos, podcasts, or interactive quizzes. They are designed to be consumed quickly, typically in less than 10 minutes, making them ideal for busy employees who may not have a lot of time for traditional training methods.
The goal of microlearning is to provide learners with the specific information they need to perform a task or solve a problem quickly and efficiently. By breaking down complex topics into smaller, more manageable pieces of information, microlearning can help learners absorb and retain information more effectively.
Microlearning vs. Traditional Corporate Training
Microlearning and traditional corporate training are two different approaches to employee training and development. Here are some key differences:
Traditional corporate training often involves long sessions or courses that can last several hours, days, or even weeks. Microlearning, on the other hand, delivers short modules that can be completed in just a few minutes.
Traditional corporate training typically involves in-person classroom-style instruction, while microlearning is often delivered through digital platforms such as mobile devices or computers.
Traditional corporate training is often broad in scope, covering a wide range of topics or skills, while microlearning is focused on specific topics or tasks.
Microlearning is designed to be engaging and interactive, using multimedia and other techniques to keep learners interested and motivated. Traditional corporate training, on the other hand, can sometimes be dry and less engaging.
Microlearning is often more flexible than traditional corporate training, allowing learners to complete modules at their own pace and on their own schedule.
Implementing Microlearning Strategies for Employee Development
Microlearning is becoming increasingly popular in the workplace as it allows employees to quickly access the information they need to perform their job tasks efficiently.
Here are some strategies for implementing microlearning for employee development:
Identify the learning objectives: Before creating microlearning modules, it's important to identify the specific learning objectives you want to achieve. What skills or knowledge do you want your employees to acquire?
Develop short modules: Once you have identified the learning objectives, create bite-sized modules that are easy to digest. Keep in mind that these modules should be short, concise, and focused on a specific topic or task.
Make it interactive: Microlearning should be engaging and interactive. Incorporate quizzes, games, and other interactive elements to keep your employees engaged.
Use multimedia: Use videos, animations, and other multimedia to make the content more visually appealing and to help employees retain information better.
Provide immediate feedback: Provide immediate feedback to employees after they complete each microlearning module. This will help reinforce the learning and help employees identify areas where they may need additional support.
Make it accessible: Make microlearning modules accessible to employees through your learning management system, your company's intranet, or other digital platforms. This will make it easy for employees to access the modules whenever they need them.
Encourage self-directed learning: Encourage employees to take ownership of their learning by providing them with opportunities to choose the microlearning modules they want to complete. This will help employees feel empowered and motivated to learn.
About LMS Portals
At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to launch a dedicated training environment (a portal) for each of your unique audiences.
The LMS Portals platform offers powerful tools to support a microlearning-based approach to corporate training.
The system includes an embedded SCORM-compliant course authoring tool that enables most anyone to build engaging courses quickly and easily.
We also offer a complete library of ready-made courses, covering most every aspect of corporate training and employee development.
If you choose to, you can create Learning Paths to deliver courses in a logical progression and add structure to your training program. The system also supports
Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) and provides tools for online coaching and social learning.
Together, these features make the LMS Portals platform the ideal platform for microlearning-based corporate training program.