Microlearning is a hot topic in the corporate learning and performance space – and the buzz isn’t slowing down. Learning leaders are working quickly to understand the concept, and how it can be applied purposefully to support employees – and ideally – to get business results.
Before an organization takes the leap into microlearning, it’s important to understand the fundamentals first. To be successful, microlearning must be applied in the right way – from the beginning – to achieve sustained results.
Bersin Research Bulletin, Meet the Modern Learner
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Microlearning is an approach to training that
delivers content in short, focused bites.
To be effective, microlearning must fit naturally
into the daily workflow, engage employees in
voluntary participation, be based in brain science
(how people actually learn), adapt continually to
ingrain the knowledge employees need to be
successful, and ultimately drive behaviors that
impact specific business results.
just a strategy.
It’s a mindset.
Principles of microlearning done well
Clear business goal Desired behavior Learning science
Anywhere, anytime Right-fit format Actionable data
Microlearning helps you
address the needs of the
business AND the needs
of the individual.
Community of knowledge
Continuous learning experience
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