Developing a Microlearning Strategy

In Microlearning, a topic is broken down into smaller chunks of information that can be accessed by learners at their own convenient time and place. The courses microlearning course are short, self-paced and they don’t have a defined duration. These courses are accessed using portable devices such as smartphones and tablets. Microlearning can play a huge role in helping your workforce keep their knowledge and skills relevant and up to date.

Implementing microlearning requires a well thought strategy that is able to meet the learning goals and align to the needs of the learners and those of the organization.

When starting a new microlearning initiative, start with a prototype that can provide a “wow factor.” This will not only help ensure success of the project but also help you obtain a buy-in for your future projects.

Here are some steps to guide you in developing a microlearning strategy that aligns to your objectives.

ASSESS
Assess your training needs analysis and determine what behaviors you are trying to change with microlearning and how microlearning will fulfill them. Ascertain training need and then align the strategy accordingly. Identify the business objectives being targeted, how success will be measured, and the anticipated impact on the organization.

EVALUATE which courses or modules are your learners typically less engaged? What specifically is causing this disengagement?
You will also need to identify the following:

    • How performance initiatives are supported and sustained after the learning is complete.
    • The audience for the training initiatives, how the training will be delivered, and how the audience will be supported when on the job.

MAP
Choose a design that can be used in a variety of different ways and for a variety of topics. Broad applicability can save time and money.

DEFINE
A resource plan for both the training team and subject matter experts is needed in order to design, develop, and implement the learning solutions. You need to define your budget, timeframe and internal resources. This will make it easier to secure the resources and funding needed to implement the strategy and guarantee solid training ROI.



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