Types of Microlearning 2020

Organizations large and small face the difficult task of continually ensuring their employees are up-to-date on the latest compliance training, the various aspects of their products and services and are encouraging an ethical and positive corporate culture. It’s impossible to continually take employees away from their mission critical tasks to attend lengthy, time consuming training programs to achieve all these goals.

One solution to the balancing act of providing the right level of training while maintaining optimal performance levels is the introduction of microlearning. Microlearning can be considered an instructional unit that provides a short engagement in an activity intentionally designed to elicit a specific outcome from the participant.

However, what many organizations fail to recognize is that there is more than one type or application of microlearning. In fact, there are actually many types of microlearning and applying the right application of microlearning to the right organizational need provides the best results for an organization.

Types Of Microlearning
Here are six types of microlearning you should consider implementing within your organization.

Primary Microlearning
Serves as a single-source or only source of content and information for a a particular topic area. As the name implies, the microlearning becomes the primary source of learning about a task, topic or skill. The goal is to provide the employee with a robust learning program giving them the skills, behaviors and tasks necessary to do their job or a portion of their job.

One caveat is that developing primary microlearning can be a massive undertaking since piecing together a large curriculum of microlearning modules to ultimately help an employee become fully trained can be a rather time-consuming process. Of all the various types of microlearning, primary microlearning requires the most planning and coordination among the entire organization. Know more