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3 Top Benefits of Microlearning for Businesses

We frequently emphasize microlearning for eLearning, and for good reason. Microlearning is incredibly helpful for both internal and external eLearning programs, but some of the benefits for businesses stand out. We’ve gathered the top three benefits of using microlearning for your business training. 

#1. Answer Employee Questions on Demand

One of the biggest benefits of microlearning is that it’s simpler to answer employee questions on demand. Microlearning easily addresses employee questions because of the fact that its content is highly searchable. Every module is short and has a specific topic. Without microlearning, employees would have to search an hour-long video to find the few minutes where topics relevant to them are discussed. With eLearning, they can search for the module that will answer their questions and take a minute or two to watch it. They will know exactly where to find the information. 

Microlearning is especially important in situations when employees need guidance their managers can’t provide at the moment. Perhaps their manager isn’t available, or they are off-site and need an immediate answer. Even without internet or cell phone service, an offline-friendly microlearning platform will enable employees to search for the course on their devices and find the answers they need. 

#2. Reduced Overhead

From a financial perspective, microlearning is an excellent way to reduce your overhead costs. One of the benefits of microlearning is cost reduction in relation to the workload of managers and also employees. 

For starters, managers or trainers would not need to conduct the same training repeatedly, teaching the same topics to several batches of learners. Instead, their learners can use microlearning and come to them with related questions. By doing so, the trainers or managers can offer more individualized training based on what employees struggle with or need to know. They are able to make the most of their time. 

Employees are also enabled to maximize their time. They are given the ability to go section-by-section and break the lessons into digestible chunks. For example, imagine an employee only has 15 minutes to go through a 60-minute lesson. With a single lesson, it would be hard to get back to it after going through just 15 minutes. But with microlearning, employees can go through 15 minutes’ worth of modules. Microlearning makes it easy for employees to start and complete training modules despite their busy schedules. 

As mentioned, microlearning also makes it easier for employees to pinpoint topics they need support and clarification for. They can approach their trainer and request help with a particular module or two instead of an entire course. 

#3. Empower Employees 

With microlearning, it is easier to skip modules that aren’t relevant to a particular employee. Instead of making each employee sit through the same two-hour training session covering everything, you empower them to use only the modules they need. 

Microlearning empowers employees to create their own learning journeys. They can identify and skip the modules they have already learned before. As you save valuable time, you also reduce overhead in the process. Microlearning can contribute to employee happiness and enhance their ability to do their jobs. 

Conclusion

Microlearning reduces overhead costs, helps employees get answers on-demand, and empowers employees to maximize their learning. It benefits employees, trainers, and businesses as a whole. 

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