Microlearning can be used in a blended learning solution and applied to several learning experiences and delivery methods, including eLearning, video, job aids, and reference materials. People are more likely to learn and retain information in the long term when training is broken into smaller chunks. It is also less intimidating to tackle short micro lessons compared to tackling a long eLearning course.
For L&D teams, developing microlearning is sometimes a simpler process than creating formal training sessions. Shorter content can be easier and faster to produce. It’s also potentially easier to update to reflect training changes or user feedback.
Comprehensive course content can be overwhelming to learners, mainly due to the sheer amount of information. Microlearning can make the transfer of this type of content more efficient. In other words, by breaking down the overall course load into shorter, more digestible microlearning sections, the learning is easier to absorb and retain.
Microlearning supports the unique just-in-time approach to learning, which focuses on meeting learners’ needs as they arise, rather than just focusing on pre-scheduled learning sessions. Learners can access reference materials while in the midst of a process to recall information taught in formal training.