Microlearning Drives Improved Performance & Impact

Microlearning content is delivered in small, easily digested “bites” designed to increase learner retention, engagement and performance. Success depends on how it’s integrated into the overall learning strategy.

Most L&D professionals agree that microlearning – when done right - provides quicker access to learning, significantly increases retention and engagement, and improves overall workplace performance. Most of all, it enables employees to become more productive on-the-job.

Our recent research shows that 41% of organisations have microlearning as a training priority and only 19% understand that the design and development of micro-learning is key to success.

A best practice is to not use micro-learning as a standalone learning vehicle, but rather as a supplemental component to reinforce critical pieces of information. Microlearning requires thoughtfulness in how it’s strategically integrated to ensure success.

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Why microlearning works?

  • Simple, "bite-sized" chunks
  • Focused, precise information
  • Can be produced at the speed of change
  • Media rich, interactive and engaging
  • Accessible just in time, and on the go

Reduce Waste; Retain Knowledge

With organisations spending more on learning than ever before, it’s important to ensure learners retain the knowledge gained from the training offered. The ‘rate of forgetting’ is dependent on a number of factors; however, studies show that employees can forget as much as 50% - 80% when learning is not reinforced. Microlearning is a powerful tool to help retain valuable knowledge. Because it’s delivered in small chunks, key-points and takeaways can be repeated in a manner that’s meaningful to and improving overall performance.

Raytheon Professional Services (RPS) has proven experience integrating microlearning with customers’ existing learning content - to ensure learners’ understanding of even the most complex topics, and equip them to apply that learning on the job and directly change behavior to benefit the organisation.