The key element as to why use Microlearning is it is short, which allows for higher levels of engagement, it is to the point so unlike other longer online course content, e.g. traditional eLearning, learners will not get bored and by doing so waiver from the content.
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You can provide a wide variety of topics and subject areas to your learners when using Microlearning formats, this could be text, imagery, video, audio, and more.
One of the biggest selling points of Microlearning outside of the reduced timescales is the ability to do it on your mobile device. The content is fully mobile responsive meaning the layout will completely shift to suit your device size and dimensions. This is very useful because it means this can be on-demand and allow you to view the content and learn in a variety of settings, even on public transit without having to have a heavy laptop with you all the time.
Microlearning can be achieved in pretty much any format, from Instructor-led (In-Person), virtual, traditional elearning, all the way to specific, dedicated Microlearning software like Talentcards.
Talentcards is a simple and easy way to engage learners with instructional content using the tried and tested method of flashcards. You usually would keep topic content very streamlined which allows for a simple step by step learning process.
Just to add some diversity, another great Microlearning tool to consider is Mlevel. This solution is more diverse than Talentcards as it doesn’t only use flashcards as part of it’s learning strategy, it gives you the option to integrate with other business products, e.g. HRMS or LMS, etc.
It also allows you to develop content in your authoring tool, whether that be Articulate, Captivate, or others, and import that content directly into the Mlevel mobile platform via SCORM. As well as this, you get a suite of analytics to manage and track user progress, gamification options to reward your learners with rewards, and also leaderboards and other social learning components to give your learners access to who is doing well to drive them to succeed. If you would like to learn more about Microlearning check out our post on the best Microlearning systems to use.