Is Micro Learning the Learning Format of the Future?
Is Micro Learning the learning format of the future?
If we take a look at who comprises a majority of learners, we will find out that by 2025, Millennials alone will make up 75 percent of the workforce. The average attention span of the Millennial generation is 90 seconds. Therefore, there’s an ever-growing need for new and better ways to teach, learn, and train. And micro learning is the solution. It will provide the necessary shift towards a more effective way of learning that will enable learners to access small chunks of information instantly, anytime, and from anywhere.
Infographic: Why micro learning is a solution?
Micro learning is more effective and powerful than the traditional approach of hour-long and day-long courses. It helps integrate learning into the daily workflow of employees, thereby encouraging ‘continuous learning’.
In addition, in a world that demands instant results and high-value outputs, bite-size training will let people achieve more effective learning outcomes in less time.
As bite-size training is short, focused and flexible, it is easier to find time for it. Consequently, people will acquire and apply new skills of faster.
On top of that, the bite-size approach is significantly faster, easier, and cheaper to produce. The benefits to both the learner and trainer are numerous. More and more companies are adopting small courses instead of lengthy ones.
Micro learning, combined with the power of emerging technologies, has the potential to make learning more powerful, effective, contextual and personalized. By adding game elements, we can engage learners more and boost learner motivation.
I also think we will see more micro learning capabilities in traditional education and learning systems, which will open more opportunities for learners to communicate and learn from each other.
It seems that the future of learning is going to be bite-sized: fast, efficient, personalized, available on any device, anytime, anywhere.
Video: A Vision for Micro Learning