There is an emergence of a new way to train employees which claims to have employees learn and retain info at a faster and cost-efficient rate. Dubbed “Microlearning” this method takes a concept an employee needs to learn and segments it down to bite-sized pieces to make the info digestible. There are also activities and messaging so that learners can engage with the info they are learning therefore increasing retention.
Videos that are played with the added bonus of having kinetic text, motion graphics, and animations to make the materials more interesting to watch. Microlearning is also compatible with desktop and mobile phones so employees can learn at their own pace. It also trims the fat by cutting irrelevant information unlike traditional learning systems that use a “cookie-cutter” method which does not apply to people’s different learning abilities. Moreover, each interaction focuses on mastering one objective at a time as opposed to overloading them with everything they need to know at once. From a cost-benefit perspective, microlearning reduces training costs by 50% while increasing development speed by 300%.