Compliance training is mandatory and crucial for organizations. However, although it is essential and cannot be avoided, no employee loves it. In this article, I showcase how you can use microlearning to make your compliance training engaging.
Microlearning In Compliance Training: 5 Possible Approaches With Examples
Policies, procedures, and guidelines (from government and regulatory bodies) are typically the reasons to have compliance training. The training is crucial for organizations and needs 100% conformance.
However, even though it is a mandatory training, employees have no intrinsic motivation to take it. Also, more often than not, the compliance trainings are rendered in a rather obvious (preachy), prescriptive (boring) format.
But, this should not be the case. There are several ways to create an engaging compliance training using immersive learning strategies and supplement the primary compliance training with additional measures that will keep the learners cued in. Increasingly, microlearning-based techniques are being used to enhance the impact of compliance trainings.
In this article, I show you how the usage of microlearning in compliance training can provide you a wide range of options that can help you meet your mandate.
What Is Microlearning, And Why Is It the Flavor Of The Season?
Microlearning based training is the flavor of the season and for several reasons.
It uses bite-sized learning nuggets (between 2-5 mins long and normally not exceeding 7 mins).
However, microlearning is not just eLearning lite (it is not just having shorter pieces instead of a longer run length course), but each microlearning nugget is designed to meet a specific learning outcome.
Microlearning would have the following key characteristics:
- It provides learners the flexibility to consume content across
devices (ranging from desktops/laptops to smartphones and tablets).
- It can be rendered as a stand-alone nugget, but is more often a part
of a learning path.
- It uses rich media formats (notably videos), and different nuggets in
a given learning path can have different formats that can present the
content more effectively.
- It is action-oriented and encourages the usage of varied formats to
learn, practice, solve a problem, and apply the learning on the job.