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6 Steps to Effective Micro-Learning

Microlearning has become a popular training method for organizations because it offers quick, bite-sized learning modules that are easy to consume. But how can you take your microlearning courses to the next level and make a macro impact on your company and employees?

In this blog post, we'll share six strategies to master microlearning and create exceptional employee training programs for your teams.

1. Identify Learning Objectives and Summarize Key Points

To create clarity, identify learning objectives at the beginning of every course and summarize key points at the end. This will help learners remember the most important information and apply it to their work. Keep in mind that every minute counts when delivering value in ten minutes or less.

2. Make Your Microlearning Courses Recurring

Reinforcement training is key if you want employees to retain information. Instead of cramming all the information into one long course, break it down into smaller pieces and make it a recurring program. For example, create a series of ten-minute courses on a specific topic and deliver one course per week. This will keep the information fresh in employees' minds and allow them to apply what they've learned before moving on to the next topic.

3. Diversify Your Microlearning Modules

Mix up the content by introducing short videos, audio clips, and questions throughout the course to keep learners engaged and interested. This will also appeal to different learning styles and make the content more accessible to everyone.

4. Add Gamified Elements and Rewards

Adding elements like points, badges, and leaderboards to your courses gives learners an extra reason to engage with training on a regular basis. Even something as simple as a $50 gift card awarded to the employee who has gathered the most points at the end of each month can go a long way in encouraging people to engage with their training on a regular basis.

5. Create Learning Paths

Learning paths are a great way to structure microlearning courses and make them more comprehensive. By creating a series of courses that build upon each other, learners can progress through the material at their own pace and master the topic. After an employee completes a course in the learning path, add a short quiz or assessment that they must pass before they can progress to the next element. This will help you and the employee ensure that they’re ready to move on to the next topic.

6. Dedicate Some Microlearning Sessions Purely To Assessing Employee Knowledge

Some days out of your microlearning program can be dedicated purely to assessment. This will help you determine if employees are learning new skills and evaluate if the courses themselves are delivering information successfully.

In conclusion, these six strategies will help you master microlearning and create exceptional employee training programs for your teams. By taking your microlearning courses to the next level, you can make a macro impact on your company and its employees. We thank our friends at eLearningGuild for putting together such an awesome guide.

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