What Really is Microlearning? | Online Training | 2017
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The Benefits of Microlearning

The Benefits of Microlearning


Microlearning has been around working environments for a long time, but with the advent of the internet and modern computing, it has become a force to reckon with when it comes to training the workforce of your company. Microlearning provides just in time training for anyone in the company. The best part about microlearning is that it targets to enhance a specific skill set of the person in the least possible time, usually 3-5 minutes. There are numerous benefits of Microlearning for small and large companies alike and even for the individuals participating in it. Some of the benefits include:

Personalised Method of Teaching

Since it is a short burst of teaching, Microlearning can be personalized for the person it is being employed upon. Each short 3-4 minutes learning agenda can be chosen for a specific skill. For example, the method of receiving a phone call can be taught in one small packet and can be designed for the receptionist or the person receiving the most calls in the office.

Better Retention over Longer Period of Time

According to research short learning method has greater chances of retention by the person taking the microlearning course. The forgetting curve is something that comes into play when you take a boring hour long courses and just pass it without retaining any knowledgeable information from the course. Microlearning defies this method of learning.

Minimum Usage of Office Hours

Since the package comes in small bursts, it takes the minimum amount of time of the person taking microlearning courses. The time wasted on microlearning is almost nothing even if the learning value of that small package is zero. This compared to all day physical courses on hours of video watching for online courses is a blessing.

High Impact

Applying the simple rule that a small microlearning lesson has a larger impact than an hour long lecture on one business skill, makes it a revelation that must be adopted this instance. The microlearning nuggets can also be updated according to the need of the individual increasing the overall impact of the microlearning process itself.

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Engages the Millennials

As we all know, the lower hierarchy of corporate sectors is now being occupied by the younger generation. Even though they are well informed and well-learned, they are always in a hurry. Fast food and shortcuts are a way of life. In such circumstances; short, crisp, engaging and impactful microlearning Nuggets have a higher appeal with the millennial.


With online learning comes the advantage of flexibility. Microlearning nuggets and modules can be heard and practiced over lunch time or even before going to bed. This enables the process to be continuous irrespective of the difficult work schedules or hectic daily routine of the workplace or workstation.

Final Verdict: The Way to Go

Microlearning is the way forward, for the organization to enhance skill levels of their workforce without wasting much time on the training process. Gone are the days where 3-day workshops were required in order to teach or enhance one skill across the board. Microlearning can now be used instead with higher and better results.

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