Most of the people carry out an online search on Google, whenever they think to learn something new for their job. But out of 100% only 20% approach the organization. What do you think? Why does this happen even when sufficient training material is made available to them? The answer to this is simple: as the workloads keep on increasing, employees want easy and quick access to the data which is easily understood.
This is perfect for the employees who are always on the move. When the employee changes the learning style, the organizations will choose smarter ways to train them.
What is the best way to train employees?
The answer to this is very simple. Yes, its obviously, Micro-learning.
Micro-learning means delivering training content in a form of bite sized, and easily understood manner. It helps in improving specific skills, ensures better knowledge retention and pass on the knowledge quickly. But, do you know how to get started with Micro-learning? In this blog, we have provided you with some helpful tips to get started with Micro-learning.
Stick to one subject:
Through micro-learning, the corporate learners get the information quickly so that they can complete the task in an easy manner. So, every micro-learning activity should focus only on one subject and find the important sub-topics. You have to create singular micro-learning online training materials for every skill and process that is involved. A small tutorial on sales might teach them the entire sales process. It is all about bite-sized data that is used in real world environments.
Most of the corporate learners make use of their mobiles to access the micro-learning materials. In fact, that is the most important benefit of micro-learning. The corporate learners can collect the information and develop their skills while they are on-the go. You can also opt for a responsive design tool that will allow you to create one layout, that adjusts as per your mobile device. For example: A corporate learner who accesses the online training on the desktop will get the same online training experience when he/she use the smartphone. Mobile micro-learning increase the learner engagement as it is convenient.
Aim for less number of minutes:
The time limit is one of the most important factors to consider in micro-learning. In our last blog we discussed that micro-learning doesn’t have any time limit, but usually micro-learning courses are less than 5 minutes. The micro-learning course must offer all the information about the topic. You can’t provide partial knowledge to the learners and ask to do them the next activity. Micro-learning should sustain its learning objective and must stand alone. If it doesn’t pass this test, then you have to rework on the course.
Create Support Resources for Micro-learning:
Micro-learning is very useful tool as the corporate learners can quickly assimilate information whenever they need it. The learners can quickly brush up their skills by watching their micro video or tutorial, if they are struggling with a task when they are at the work. For eg. Creating a 3 minute video that describes the features and advantages of each product. So, this is a reason why creating an online training content is a good idea.
Clickable Online Library:
Collect all your micro-learning assets and create a clickable online library. Classify all the material by department, topic, objectives, etc. to make them more convenient. You can include brief videos, podcasts, simulations, info graphics or serious games in your online library. The purpose of this is to centralize all the content so that the learners can use this whenever they are free. You can also verify the links periodically and ask the corporate learners to add their own links. Your online library can allow the corporate learners to pick and select how and when they complete their online training program.