- Organizational learning initiatives have undergone massive amounts of change, posing the problem of how to build and curate learning content to make it more meaningful for employees, writes Josh Bersin for Chief Learning Officer. Bersin also highlights the challenges of having on-demand learning content readily available for employees.
- A Degreed study titled “How the Workforce Learns in 2016" showed that employees rate their company training departments poorly, with a combined -31% net promoter score out of 500 respondents. The biggest dissatisfaction comes from organizations that are slow to convert standard learning content into micro-learning models in order to make it accessible for employees. This includes mobile access, video learning, gamification and more interactive lessons that appeal to short-attention spans.
- Bersin advises that micro-learning will be one of the most important changes and challenges coming for organizations. However, on the upside, it also gives companies a chance to deliver content that will stick with employees as it grows closer to their learning needs.
The eLearning market is going through another revolution as standard long-content is being replaced by micro-learning modules. Organizations now have many ways to deliver content, in short segments that address the learning patterns of employees and help them transfer this knowledge to real work scenarios.
Micro-learning caters to the demands of today's learner, who is on-the-go and looking for specific knowledge. Just think about the rapid use of YouTube and it becomes clear that learners want their content served up fresh and in smaller portions.