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Microlearning in Corporate Training


May 22, 2019



microlearning for corporate training

Every company needs better workplace training, and from the responses to day long workshops it seems every employee wants it. This is where microlearning for corporate training comes into play.

As times are changing, so are the wants, needs and learning patterns of employees, meaning mobile microlearning becomes increasingly essential. Corporate training not only refers to the onboarding of employees but also the ongoing training employees receive throughout their role, depending on trends and changes in the company or wider industry.

Mobile learning has brought along flexibility and adaptability, facilitating an easier and more effective way of training, as well as the increase of employee knowledge and engagement. Microlearning is particularly useful in boosting the knowledge retention rates for employees, whilst providing flexible, customisable interactive training modules, which are accessible on-demand. This is through the provision of information in the form of bite-sized chunks, which are significantly better retained by the average person, accommodating the tendency of one only being able to hold 3-5 pieces of information at any given time.

Don’t let your corporate training program fall behind because we know one thing that certainly isn’t easier than implementing microlearning as a corporate training solution and that’s trying to catch up. In light of this, here are our top three reasons why microlearning is the tool that provides the most successful corporate training.

1. Learning is tailored to the individual needs of employees

Microlearning for corporate training caters to the specific wants and needs of the learner, as personalised learning fosters intrinsic motivation in employees. This then makes it easy for employees to complete their training, as they can progress at their own pace and at a time which suits them. This evades the possibility of employees being unproductive with their time as training is found to be relevant to them and can be completed based on their own schedule.

2. Learner engagement is significantly boosted

You’re eight seconds into your training and you’re thinking about what you’re eating for dinner tonight. This scenario is more common than you think and completely realistic, even though you may be unaware of it. Maybe not the dinner part but you know where we’re going with this. The human attention span on average lasts only eight seconds, which is why training needs to be easily digested to engage employees, most effectively achieved through bite-sized chunks of information: cue microlearning for corporate training. The modules are between 5 and 8 minutes, which allows for stronger retention of new information.

3. Just-in-time information

Just-in-time (JIT) training means learners can access course material anytime, without having to wait for information to come to them. The rapid rates in which technology is developing have sparked information on-demand, meaning compulsory hour-long desktop eLearning courses and quizzes have done their dash. It’s safe to say we don’t miss them and neither should you.

You may be interested in our article on French multinational, Sodexo’s, use of microlearning. Click here or copy this link to check it out, https://training.safetyculture.com/blog/sodexo-training-boosts-course-completion-rate-microlearning/.

Find out more reasons microlearning for corporate training works

There are many other benefits to utilising microlearning that you can read about here. If you’d like to know more, get in touch at enquiries@edapp.com. You can also try SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Mobile LMS and authoring tool for free by signing up here.



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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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