Learning in the workplace can be boring at the least and ineffective at the worst. But science-based data is pointing to a better way for learners and educators. It is called microlearning.
The usual models in workplace learning present a myriad of challenges. For example, the typical 1-hour PowerPoint course takes 87 minutes to create, and a one-time, in-person training event can easily cost $40,000. Furthermore, without reinforcement, the average employee forgets 50%-80% of what they learn. What is worse, 70% of employees report they would consider leaving their current job for one that invests more in employee learning.
Microlearning, however, offers a solution, a more appealing, efficient, and economical method. This bite-size way to learn improves retention and focus by up to 80%, partly by mimicking the way people solve problems in the normal course of life. This method includes spaced repetition and chunking in a direct way but without sacrificing vital details. Microlearning in the workplace means learning in the natural flow of the workday and daily routines.
This intriguing way of learning comes with a multitude of benefits including being trackable, convenient for learners and educators, cost-effective, engaging, and simply feeling less overwhelming to the brain. Given all the advantages, 94% of training professionals prefer using microlearning over traditional methods.
For learners, businesses, and organizations,this message-based learning meets workers where they are, boosting engagement, reducing wasted time, and aiding retention. Certainly microlearning offers greater results than traditional learning, but with generally less time and money. The time for better learning is here.