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A Day In The Life Of A Microlesson


September 19, 2019



A Day In The Life Of A Microlesson

As you can most likely figure, a microlesson is some sort of ‘small lesson’. But, what could the benefits of that possibly be? We’re here to tell you exactly that.

Microlearning is a modern, forward-thinking training strategy, utilised by a multitude of learning and development professionals, globally. Employees in various industries benefit from microlearning everyday, highlighting what the advantageous strategy can offer your organization.

In this article, we outline the top benefits of sharing microlessons with your employees.

1. Higher rates of course completion

Given the short duration of micro modules, learners are more inclined to complete their training. This is due to it aligning with their schedules, providing them with a convenient solution to corporate training. Not only this, microlessons are engaging and rewarding, incentivising and appealing to employees. Higher rates of course completion results in a more well-informed workforce, thus a more successful and dynamic company.

2. Differs from traditional classroom training

Traditional classroom training has becoming outdated on multiple levels due to its ineffectiveness on the modern learning front. It encompasses education in the form of methods, such as long lectures and documents, classically not engaging the average learner. This differs to modern microlearning which entails the translation of knowledge to learners in the form of microlessons, whereby information is released in short bursts for maximum retention.

3. Lessons are engaging and motivating

The use of gamification in microlearning results in boosted employee engagement and motivation. It is essential to design training programs that appeal to learners for obvious reasons and also for some not so obvious ones. When learners are exposed to enjoyable forms of learning, barriers surrounding their learning potential are broken down, drawing them into a more comfortable and supportive learning environment.

4. Provision of unique features

Good authoring tools provide unique features to users, differentiating their content from other methods of learning. SC Training (formerly EdApp), for instance, offers spaced repetition, a template library, offline mode, and gamification to name a few. These are advantageous to users in their own ways, all providing your employees with tools to develop essential skills for their personal and professional development.

5. Instil a sense of healthy competition amongst the workforce

Healthy competition in the workplace is important for continual engagement in organisational practices and positive performance. The most effective way to do this is to seamlessly integrate gamification into your microlessons. This is automatically created with SC Training (formerly EdApp), whereby course content is delivered to learners in what seems like a game. It entails the incorporation of gaming elements, such as point scores, star bars, real prizing and leaderboards.


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

If you’d like to know more about how SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s mobile learning platform can help your internal training practices, 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.


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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