Microlearning at lightning speed

Is it possible to accelerate learning? It is, with the new microlearning approach

Technology and job functions are changing rapidly. In today’s fast-paced digital environment, people need to constantly up-skill, but have little time to learn. Microlearning offers us a solution. Microlearning is a modular delivery approach to online training where content is engineered into a series of short, concise, and dynamic learning moments, each a complete experience on its own while supporting the learning sequence as a whole.

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Why microlearning is the next big thing

A goldfish’s attention span is nine seconds, whereas the average human attention span in 2000 was 12 seconds. With the rise of smartphones and technology, it came down to 8 seconds in 2013, which is even shorter than that of a goldfish, according to a 2015 study by Microsoft Corporation.

If organizations want to attract, develop, and retain talent in this generation, they will have to adapt to the changing training needs of this target demographic. The traditional learning methods are cognitively onerous and are no longer working efficiently. Moreover, long learning sessions give people too much information. There’s a limit to how much a human brain can process in one go. 

What if there was a better way?

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