As the need for corporate training continues to grow, so too does the demand for technologies, content, and services to support the development and deliveries of these programs. Corporate training is a highly dynamic industry in that the best practices for effective corporate training continue to evolve along with the platforms to build and deliver these programs.
Over the past decade or so, the shift toward eLearning-based corporate training, known as “Corporate eLearning” has made the Learning Management System (LMS) the core technology for building, delivering, managing, and tracking a corporate eLearning program. At the same time, the concept of “Microlearning” is driving the structure of many corporate eLearning programs.
What is Microlearning?
Microlearning refers to a learning structure in which the delivery of knowledge is divided into short, focused lessons. Microlearning has emerged as a best practice in corporate training as it has proven to be ideal for delivering challenging concepts and managing employee attention spans. The use of smaller modules (known as micro modules) has also shown to increase employee retention and comprehension while improving the overall employee learning experience.
The use of microlearning within a corporate eLearning framework provides an ideal method of delivering learning content to employees, when and where they need it most.
The Benefits of Microlearning for Corporate Training
Microlearning offers a versatile and effective approach to corporate training that can benefit your company and employees in several ways.
Enhanced Employee Engagement
Like all learners today, your employees are likely to have shorter attention spans than in years past. The challenge of learners to focus on material for an extended period of time can lead to a lack of engagement in your corporate training program. A microlearning approach provides a structure and delivery of training content that is in line with employee expectations and their attention spans.
Supports Just-in-Time (JIT) Learning
Microlearning provides short, targeted learning modules that can be easily accessed from any type of device. This allows for learning opportunities within the context of work and the application of this newly acquired knowledge to complete a task.
Targeted and Cost-Effective
A microlearning-based approach to corporate training minimizes the need for employees to spend time sorting through materials to find the exact piece of content they need, making microlearning both cost-effective and efficient.
LMS Portals for Microlearning-Based Corporate Training
At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant LMS that supports microlearning for corporate training. Working with the LMS Portals course development engine, the instructor can divide a course into any number of modules (course sections) and each module can have any number of lessons. A lesson can be a video, PowerPoint presentation, PDF, website, Word document, and other formats.
A best practice in microlearning is to add a quiz at various intervals within the course to ensure comprehension before allowing the employee to continue to the next section of the course.
Microlearning-Based Corporate Training Library
In addition to offering a powerful course development engine, we offer a library of 140+ ready-made courses, covering most every aspect of corporate training and employee development. Each course is structured in a microlearning-based format.