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Microlearning vs Bite Size

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It's the latest industry buzz.

Everyone seems to be talking about it.

But is it really something new?

So what is it all about?

Well, Microlearning is a way of teaching and delivering content to learners in small, very specific bursts. The learners are in control of what and when they're learning.

So why is it so important?

By 2025, Millennials alone will make up 75 percent of the workforce, and the average attention span of the Millennial generation is just 90 seconds.    Source: e-learning industry blogs

Add to that the Forgetting Curve that claims within one hour, people will have forgotten an average of 50 percent of the information presented. Within 24 hours, they have forgotten an average of 70 percent of new information, and within a week, forgetting claims an average of 90 percent.       Source: learning solutions magazine

So by adopting microlearning as part of your training strategy you will not only help staff to retain the information being taught, but also deliver it in such a way that engages the next generation of learners.

Advantages of using Microlearning

  1. Improves knowledge retention.
  2. Perfect for mobile learners.
  3. Rapidly fills performance gaps.
  4. More cost efficient.
  5. Boosts learner motivation.

Five Microlearning Commandments

 Our Bite Size approach
 1.   One learning objective per assett All courses are divided up into single lessons concentrating on one learning objective so the learner can be focussed on just one new skill and learn it within 90 seconds.
 2.   Use Video Learners are given the choice of reading instructions or going straight to watch a video both only take about 90 seconds
 3.   Production Quality All content is written by qualified experienced trainers with a sense of humour who write the content in every day language
 4.   Timing Matters Learners have the choice of taking a course or learning just a topic at the time of need 24/7
 5.   Prove learning took place All learning is tracked. Though it’s not all about the number of lessons undertaken its more about the impact the learning has had – i.e. what can they do now they couldn’t before, where has it saved them time etc.

Bite Size have been delivering Microlearning for years. 

  • Lessons are focussed on one topic so it's quick and fast to learn a new skill.
  • Learner has the choice to learn by reading the instructions, watching a video or downloading an exercise all only takes a few minutes of valuable time.
  • Lessons are available 24/7 on all devices at the time of need.
  • Lessons can be undertaken in isolation or as part of a whole course.
  • Learner can fill their skill gaps with Personalised Courses

If you haven’t seen our Bite Size lessons in action, you can view our sample lessons on this site, or give us a call for a demonstration.

We believed in short nuggets of learning over 10 years ago. That’s why Bite Size was born. 

To find out how we can help you, give us a call today on 0844 800 7880


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