Microlearning is an approach which focuses on utilizing multisensory (using several senses at once) and multimodality (multiple literacies within one medium) in a short amount of time. The benefits of microlearning is the shortness in length, the content is straight to the point, it keeps concentration of the users, the users can choose what to learn, demonstration of the material and more. It can easily be integrated in your workflow. Before training employees in a business, it is important to plan the activities. This is a four phase plan on how to implement microlearning in your business.
Who are the users and how are they defined
Why should the users learn and what makes them put in the effort to learn
What will the users learn, what is the content and result of the learning
How do the users learn, what is the learning process
Microlearning focuses on participating and learning the information by activating the short-term memory and measuring the behavioral change based on educational experience and practice. There are several types of memory processes that occur during learning, including sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory. Your short-term memory is overloaded by constant stimuli from your environment and learning content. To get attention and ensure that the learning content is transferred to the long-term memory, the users must realize the importance of the stimuli and find a pattern in the content that is presented.
A learning analysis can be used to measure how effective the design of the learning modules is. The collection of data and the depth of the data minimizing process can be extensive. For a microlearning module, should data from all the users be combined and analyzed. This includes the length from the content delivery to demonstration, effective use of the new provided information in job performance, feedback from participants, and observations of areas where the users were unengaged or found it challenging to understand the content.