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5 Benefits of Microlearning for Staff Training


May 22, 2019



microlearning for staff training

Microlearning for staff training is beneficial to both employees and the company as a whole, as employees intricately understand the processes and products of the company, for overall company success.

Microlearning is the break down of specific information into bite-sized, digestible chunks. They encompass highly-targeted learning bursts, meaning that learners can grasp significantly more information in a much shorter amount of time.

Now for the really important part, we’ve gathered the five most important benefits of microlearning for staff training.

1. Instant learning and knowledge on-demand

Microlearning modules have the ability to close the skill gap, in other words, gaps in the knowledge of employees. Skills can be quickly refreshed or gained instantly, whether it is in a lunch break in the office or on the shop floor in quiet periods. Learning taken from microlearning lessons is easily applicable to jobs, offering an on-the-job training experience, all from the comfort of your own device.

2. Learning is significantly more efficient

Microlearning is non-disruptive in comparison to traditional learning programs, where hours on end must be set aside for ongoing employee training. According to Deloitte’s research, learners have only 24 minutes per week to spend on corporate training. Microlearning modules are specific and tailored to the learner to present relevant information, essential to their performance in their role in the company.

3. Boosts knowledge retention

Spaced repetition and learning in bursts has been proved to boost knowledge retention in learners. This differs from traditional learning practices, where we were forced to sit through hours of classes with a pen. Those days are long gone and that is a surprise to none of us, right? Spaced repetition is a highly-effective method used to embed knowledge into long-term memory, through retaking lessons at increasing intervals.

4. Learning without bounds

Learners are able to learn at anytime or place throughout their day, giving them flexibility to suit their needs and preferences. The beauty of microlearning modules is that they can be accessed on learners’ mobile devices, meaning they can progress through training, whilst being in mundane situations, such as on their commute to work or home.

5. Learning is on employees’ own accord

Employees’ ability to manage their own training empowers them to be more productive with their time, as well as allowing access to information when they actually need it, not when it is assumed they will.


Want to learn more about the best way to implement microlearning for successful staff training?

If all of the above resonates and you’ve got to train a large, disparate group or workforce in the latest practices and policies of your organisation, 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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