What is Microlearning?
Microlearning can be an effective way to host corporate or commercial training as it includes shorter learning courses that deliver bursts of content for learners to experience at their own pace. This method delivers content faster and can help increase employee productivity because learners are able to immediately apply new knowledge. Learners find microlearning strategies more engaging than other methods, and it gives your audience the flexibility to learn on their own time. Microlearning differs from other strategies in that the actual training or content is delivered in short, interactive bursts requiring only 5-8 minutes of time versus traditional training that requires users to sit in front of a computer for hours at a time.
SilkWeb strives to create microlearning that is result-oriented, has an impact on learner behavior, assists in transferring knowledge to the job, and engages and entertains learners.
Microlearning is a cycle approach and involves distinct steps that take us from understanding to application. SilkWeb integrates five key principles of learning to design effective training. SilkWeb’s training methodology is an instructional framework that combines real-world examples with microlearning technologies.
Our learning strategy provides your employees with immediate access to relevant content. Employees have direct access to what they need to learn and can apply new knowledge right away. Microlearning modules introduce learners to small pieces of content that build on each other. Spacing out learning has been shown to help learners grasp new content faster than traditional training and has the bonus of improving knowledge retention. Employees enjoy a high level of flexibility that matches their work schedule and learning style.
The following diagram shows how SilkWeb’s training design works.
Microlearning versus Traditional Learning
|Increases knowledge retention||Requires more time to complete|
|Less time to consume||Requires more time to develop|
|Less time to develop||Several topic areas|
|Improves job motivation||Single use purpose|
|Specific focus||Monotonous text-based material|
|Engaging audio-visual effects||Linear and institutionally driven|
|Flexible and learner driven||Same pace for everyone|
|Shareable and reusable|
|Self-paced and level based|
Contact us today to learn more about microlearning and how it can help you improve learner engagement and retention.
SilkWeb's Content Delivery Strategies
SilkWeb incorporates microlearning to develop video tutorials for the faculty we work with at a variety of colleges. We find the importance of our faculty having a clear understanding of how to navigate and work within the platforms they are using. SilkWeb creates microlearning content for faculty to instruct them on things such as:
- How to add a test to Canvas
- Edit materials in Blackboard
- Integrate Pearson MyLab into a Math course
- Hold a Zoom meeting
- And more!
SilkWeb believes that using these microlearning content delivery strategies is helpful when teaching a new concept or conducting training.