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Why You Should Train Staff with Microlearning


June 18, 2019



Train Staff with Microlearning

Microlearning is the epitome of training for the modern learner. If you’re wondering who exactly is the ‘modern learner’, look no further than your employees, many of which may be millennials. Training your staff with microlearning means they will be prepared for the requirements of the digital age in which we are all absorbed.

We have done all the work for you and give you the top reasons why you should train your staff with microlearning.

Using a mobile learning management system (LMS) goes well beyond moving away from the PC. It encapsulates the use of smartphone technology to create microlessons are a prime learning strategy, proven to provide a more successful result than desktop eLearning. Microlearning sports a plethora of features to contribute to the optimal functioning of your company. Its overall success is amplified through a compilation of modern elements, making up your ideal employee training strategy.

SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s microlearning authoring tool gives you the ability to design lessons to suit the needs and preferences of you and your employees. Branding and theming is made easy with access to a vast library of ready-made templates, where all you need to do is import your unique content.

Content can easily be adjusted or changed at the touch of a button, which is then instantly available to your learners. This is thanks to our cloud-based delivery system meaning course content is accessible for employees immediately, to their own devices.

Spaced repetition is a core element of microlearning, where information is delivered in intervals to enhance the absorption and retention of new knowledge in learners’ long term memory. For employees to have the ability to draw out specific information from memory requires information to be consolidated over a short period.

Gamification is also encapsulated in the practice of microlearning, incorporating gaming elements into learning course content. Yep, we’re talking leaderboards, point scores and badges, responsible for instilling a little bit of healthy competition in your employees. Intrinsic motivation pushes employees to complete greater amounts of training and to a higher standard, however extrinsic motivation is also important. This refers to elements, such as prizes, where learners are motivated to work for real prizes, big and small.


Want to learn more about the best way to implement microlearning?

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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