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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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.
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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