It is becoming increasingly important to make training content that learners can access and consume quickly in order to facilitate better retention of information. These microlearning tips will help you to achieve this.
1. Know Your Learners
For your learners to understand what you create, it is vital that you understand your learners first. It is important for them to relate to the content. For example, those being trained to work in a supermarket may benefit from content that in some way relates to food. As a result, learners will absorb information most effectively if they can relate to the content. Therefore, using real world examples in your microlearning also achieves this and improves motivation and knowledge retention.
2. Make Use Of Games
Gamification is achieved by using elements of gaming to enhance your content. One way to do this is to build a game-based quiz at the end of each module to test learning, which may reward performance with badges or awards to keep learners motivated and on track with their performance.
Quizzes can provide you with important information about how well your learners are doing. Furthermore, larger quizzes can be broken down into smaller ones, therefore ensuring that your learners are effectively retaining the information.
3. Use Images, Videos and Infographics
If you can communicate an idea more easily with an image, this may be more effective than just describing it in words. Hence, incorporating different multimedia elements like pictures, videos and infographics is an effective way of ensuring knowledge retention and making sure your microlearning makes a powerful visual impact. Thus, it is best to use engaging and visually appealing images to highlight key points of a topic.
Microlearning as part of a blended learning program is the future of learning. However, it must be efficient and engaging, with visually appealing, precise content. This leads to effective retention of information.
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