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3 Microlearning Tips For An Increased Return on Training Investment


September 6, 2019



3 Microlearning Tips To Increase Online Training ROI

Microlearning is one of the most effective forms of learning and training and there’s no question why. It is the breakdown of information into digestible, bite-sized chunks. For an increased return on training investment, say hello to microlearning.

Training various employees in various roles can be difficult due to the plethora of different skills required for corporate success. Microlearning smooths out the process by centrally withholding all information that is immediately accessible to learners from their own mobile devices.

We’ve rounded up the three major tips on how to increase your ROI when it comes to training.

1. Use microlearning in induction and onboarding

Induction and onboarding can be tedious and difficult to cater to the needs of employees for successful execution of their roles and responsibilities. Key to retaining your employees is an engaging training strategy, achieved through custom microlearning LMS. Good authoring tools offer various tools for the implementation into effective training techniques, for instance gamification. The incorporation of gaming elements into serious course content instills motivation in employees, exemplified in leader boards, point scores, star bars and real rewards.

2. Use microlearning in processes and procedures

An increased return on training investment can be achieved through using microlearning in the teaching and reinforcement of company processes and procedures. Maintaining the efficiency of corporate processes determines the overall success of the company. This is due to efficiency being indicative of how consistently and effectively tasks are completed. Microlearning releases information in short bursts and on demand, meaning the information is more likely to be cemented in the long-term memories of learners. Another benefit of microlearning is its ability to provide refresher modules, making the strategy useful not only for onboarding but over the entire time of employment.

3. Use microlearning to perform real-life simulations

The interactivity and purposefulness of microlearning allows learners to feel that they are learning relevant information to their real life practices. When employees believe what they are learning is beneficial and useful to them, they are more likely to engage in training and develop stronger skillsets than their counterparts. This enables companies to save time and cost as they do not need to set aside extra, face-to-face training. Instead, learning is all in one place, released from a central cloud-based system.

You may be interested in our article on microlearning for compliance training in big businesses! Click here or copy this link, https://training.safetyculture.com/blog/microlearning-is-the-answer-to-compliance-training-in-big-businesses/.

If you would like to learn more about how to build the most effective employee training strategy!

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Guest Author Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown is a senior technical editor and writer that has worked in the education and technology sectors for two decades. Their background experience includes curriculum development and course book creation.

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