The Benefits of Microlearning Compared to Traditional Learning Approaches
Traditional corporate training and development approaches take time. But today’s corporate learners are busy and impatient. They want to learn what they need when they need it.
There are many ways to develop new skills at work; they range from standard lectures to experiential action learning leadership development programs, from e-learning to hands-on change management simulations. We believe that each approach has its application, value, and efficacy depending on the desired outcomes, the target audience, and the context.
What is Microlearning?
One approach is through microlearning, research-backed training that focuses on a single learning objective to change one specific behavior. This bite-sized and targeted training approach prevents the “cognitive overload” that comes with traditional long-form training.
The Benefits of Microlearning
Training strategies should include a variety of learning modes and training rollout options that adapt to what needs to be learned and by whom. But here are the benefits of microlearning:
The Bottom Line
Microlearning, or learning in short bursts, has significant advantages in certain situations. It is engaging, available when needed, and convenient to access when the learner can focus and has the time. When combined with practice, follow-up testing, and coaching, it can be a powerful tool in your corporate training toolkit.
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