Are you ahead of the game? 20 minutes a week microlearning can boost your professional development

Love it or hate it, in the past year microlearning has shaken up how professionals are learning and developing.  With our busy lifestyles, microlearning enables us to take on new information whether you’re travelling home from work or on your lunch break.  With this emerging trend, we thought we would share some of the benefits of microlearning and want to hear from you about your approach to learning.

So just what is Microlearning?

Microlearning provides a way to digest intensive learning into manageable bite-size chunks.  Microlearning is tailored and responsive to the learner’s needs fulfilling the desire of many for ‘personalised, timely, quality content’[1].   It breaks down ‘lengthy learning content to smaller learning units with individual and definite learning objectives’.  Examples of microlearning include listening to podcast, playing e-learning games and using interactive pdfs[2].

The way people learn is changing, they are ‘keen to develop skills and want to be empowered to take learning into their own hands’.

The top 3 benefits of microlearning:

Benefit 1 – Microlearning empowers you to resolve issues yourself

If you need to learn something in order to finish a task or solve an issue, microlearning provides that short, specific training to empower you to be able to do so.  It provides instant learning at ‘the point of need.’

Benefit 2 – Microlearning anytime, anywhere

Microlearning provides an accessible way to learn at any time and anywhere to suit your needs.  And with it available on smartphones, tablets and laptops, you don’t have to be in the office to access learning.  This accessibility also promotes flexibility enabling you to learn as much or as little as you choose, whenever you want.

Benefit 3 – Provides the latest learning[3]

By providing the information in small modules, it can easily be updated to reflect the latest innovations, changes and legislation so you always are provided with up to date content.

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[1] Profile of a modern learner, Kirstie Greany, Elucidat, 15th August 2018 https://www.elucidat.com/blog/modern-learner-profile-infographic/

[2] Top 5 Microlearning  https://playxlpro.com/top-microlearning-trends-for-2019/

[3] The Benefits Of Microlearning: Win-Win For Employees And Organizations, Ayesha Habeeb Omer, July 12th 2017, https://elearningindustry.com/benefits-of-microlearning-win-win-employees-organizations

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