By 2025, millennials alone will make up 75 percent of the workforce according to The Deloitte Millennial Survey. And did you know that the attention span of the average millennial is just 90 seconds? With such a short attention span, if organizations want to attract, develop, and retain talent, they will have to adapt to the needs of millennials. That’s why microlearning is the next big thing, as it is an efficient solution to offset this problem. It is short, focused learning that is designed to meet a specific learning outcome, making microlearning especially valuable for businesses.
Studies suggest that organizations incorporating microlearning end up bringing down development costs by 50%. So, a business can achieve more at lower cost.
Shorter development cycle
Microlearning consists of short bursts of learning, so they take less time to be developed. And a short development cycle means less cost and a faster turnaround time for organizations.
Easy to update
The turnaround time factor comes into play in the case of updating content, as well. As microlearning modules are short, it doesn’t take long to fix or update them, thereby providing organizations with an obvious advantage.
Microlearning is focused, providing a high-impact learning experience, as the learners are able to grasp things quickly and they get to learn exactly what they needed.
Increase in productivity
Being made up of short lessons that are delivered in a personalized formats, microlearning gives the learners chance to easily absorb and digest knowledge. This ultimately helps in getting to complete more tasks in less amount of time.
Although microlearning is more popular for informal training, with a focus on performance gain, it can very well be used for formal training as well.
Microlearning delivers higher ROI because the lessons learned stick over time, costs for content creation are lower, and the learner’s productivity increases.
Understanding this, THORS has designed new Lightning Learning courses for the manufacturing industry, based on the microlearning approach. A sampling of our offerings include the following:
Belts Industry – Belt Classifications: Round and Flat Belts