25 Microlearning Best Practices

Traditional, class-room based learning is by no means obsolete, but it must make room for Microlearning. This is the new paradigm in L&D, where learners engage in bite-size learning modules of 2 to 8 minutes in duration, delivered directly to a learner’s mobile device, on demand. It’s what learners want, and L&D professionals must rise
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How To Design High Impact Microlearning Sessions

Microlearning is a disruptive technology that is going to transform the learning landscape. It will move us away from traditional classroom-based, block-learning to on-demand, bite-size learning, delivered via mobile devices or virtually to desktops. In reality microlearning has been happening outside the workplace, for years. When we, ‘Google it’, watch a 5 minute YouTube tutorial,
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5 Reasons Why Sales People NEED To Use Microlearning

Businesses must find time for more sales training. Why? Because, recent research suggests that today’s sales people are walking into client offices underprepared. Just one quarter of sales people were knowledgeable about the buyer’s business and pain points, amongst other failings. Of course, many of you will already know that sales training is critical. But
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Why Microlearning And The Mobile Phone Are A Match Made In Heaven

You all probably know about just how pervasive the mobile phone has become: just about everyone owns a smart mobile device, and we spend 2 hours every day on our smart-phones, (and yes, that includes workdays!). Almost half of 18-24 years check their phone in the night; and smart-phones have overtaken tablets as the number
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Getting The Attention Of Millennials Through Microlearning

There are two important statistics that modern trainers ignore at their peril. 1) Millennials are now the biggest generational group in the workplace, and will most likely make up half of the typical corporate classroom by 2025. 2) And secondly, millennials have very short attention spans vs their predecessors, switching media types 27 times every
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Is Your Company Ready For Microlearning?

If you are reading this article, you are probably thinking about introducing microlearning in to your organisation. But, successful implementation shouldn’t be taken for granted, as there are plenty of hurdles and banana skins on the way. Here’s a few pointers to see if your company is ready to jump on the microlearning bandwagon. Do
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Microlearning For Managers: Time To Make The Switch

To a busy manager who is overwhelmed with work, the idea of going on a 2 day course can feel like a huge inconvenience and even stress. This is a problem, as time-pressurised managers may be compelled to decline the training they so desperately need to improve their performance. Even if they manage to attend
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Follow This Method When Designing A Microlearning Training Session

So you find yourself with the task of designing a microlearning video. The trouble is, it’s such a new phenomenon, there’s not a lot of readily available know-how on this subject area. So, where do you start? Think Mobile-Learning Remember, mobile devices have just surpassed personal computers as the primary form of accessing the web,
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Why Should You Convert Classroom Based Training Into Microlearning?

The rise of 3G/4G and the all pervasiveness of smart-phones and tablets has created the perfect conditions for microlearning to spring in to life and become a force in L&D almost overnight. It is now making a serious challenge to the status quo, currently defined by class-room based training and threatens to become the dominant
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Why Is Bite-Size Learning SO Important?

It’s not that easy to estimate the size of the bite-size learning industry – as it’s an emerging phenomenon – but what should not be under-estimated is the importance of this new model of learning in this age of time-pressurised corporate learners. Traditionally, a training needs analysis would take place and then learners would “get
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