Microlearning: The Future of Employee Development

Microlearning is a learning strategy that involves delivering small, focused chunks of learning content to learners in a way that is easily accessible and digestible. There are several benefits  for employee learning and development. These include:

Increased engagement

Microlearning often incorporates interactive elements, such as videos and quizzes, which can help to engage learners and keep them interested in the material. According to a survey by KPMG, 68% of learners believe that interactive learning is more effective than traditional methods.

Improved retention

Because microlearning delivers content in small, manageable chunks, learners are more likely to retain the information they learn. According to a study by the Learning and Performance Institute, learners retain just 10% of what they learn in a traditional training session, but they retain 75% of what they learn through microlearning.

Increased flexibility 

Microlearning allows learners to access learning content on their own schedule and at their own pace, which can be especially helpful for busy professionals who may not have time to attend traditional training sessions. A survey by the eLearning Industry found that 92% of learners prefer to learn at their own pace.

Cost savings

Microlearning can be more cost-effective than traditional training methods because it often requires less in-person instruction. According to a study by the Brandon Hall Group, organizations that use this see an average cost savings of 50% compared to traditional training methods.

Improved performance

By providing employees with the knowledge and skills they need to do their jobs effectively, it can help to improve their performance on the job. A study by the eLearning Industry found that it can lead to a performance improvement of up to 25%.

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