Micro-learning solutions are short (usually around 3-5 minutes but may be as long as 8-10 minutes in total). They are chunks of content that address ONE topic, and complete ONE learning objective. Period. They have the power to effectively provide employees with just-in-time training.
Micro-learning can be developed 300% faster.
Using Rapid Development Tools, creating microlearning is faster than developing traditional eLearning courses. Because it’s easier to translate short modules into finished learning solutions, the labour costs are lower – reducing the overall development costs by up to 50%.
Knowledge retention rates are increased by as much as 20%.
Microlearning is easier to provide at spaced intervals, just-in-time – and this vastly improves the learner retention rates. Spaced repetition with effortful recall helps us to beat the forgetting curve.
Performance increases of up to 17% have been experienced.
Microlearning is perfect for providing learners with regular practice opportunities right in the workplace where the information is needed and can act as a performance support tool. That means that they are more likely to apply the information right away…which has a positive impact on their performance and probably even on your bottom line.
Learner engagement can be up as much as 50%.
Research has now shown that employees are more engaged in their learning when it is provided in short bursts…think about your own on-line experience…you like to look up a topic, learn it and then move on to something else or go back to applying that learning to the task at hand. Microlearning can take many forms – anything from short, mini-courses, to videos, animations and simulations. No matter which mode you choose, it needs to be engaging or it will not be used.
In-Depth learning improves by 71%.
Shorter modules mean that training completion rates are likely to be higher. And microlearning makes it easier to provide performance support to employees so that they can make good, real-time decisions about their work tasks. This combination means that the learning sticks.
If you are ready to explore micro-learning for your organization, send us an email – let’s talk!
* All statistics courtesy of CommLab