Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 43

"Microlearning" is the employee
training buzzword you've probably
seen popping up all over the place.
But is it really just a buzzword, or
does it have the staying power to
be more than that? Whether you're
an L&D or an HR professional,
you've probably been told that
if you're not using microlearning
at your organization then you're
doing training all wrong. Is there
any truth to this statement? Well,
yes and no. While microlearning
should be a critical part of your
training mix, it's not the only thing.
In fact, it's possible to be using
microlearning, but doing it wrong.

WHAT IS MICROLEARNING?

In case you haven't heard, microlearning
is a style of video-based learning, usually
between four to seven minutes that
delivers content in a way that holds the
learner's attention and can be fit into
their busy schedules. If a topic is more
comprehensive than a seven-minute
video can accommodate, then a series of
short videos would be created to fill that
need. This way learners train on their own
time and since anyone can focus for four
minutes, they'll actually pay attention to
what they learn.
In fact, according to eMarketer.com,
adults in the U.S. spend an average of five
hours and 31 minutes watching video
each day. Microlearning is based on the
principle that video is how we learn,

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and short video is even more effective.
YouTube has been the guinea pig in
testing this philosophy followed quickly
by employee training platforms.
WHY IS MICROLEARNING
EFFECTIVE?

Studies show that short-form video is
how people learn. In fact, four to seven
minutes together may be all the time
the modern learner has in a row to
focus. Research shows that today's
modern learner is interrupted every
five minutes and two-third of workers
complain that they don't have enough
time to even complete their jobs, much less
complete training. According to a Bersin
by Deloitte study, the modern learner is
overwhelmed, distracted and impatient.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016

Perspectives
Table of Contents
Naked Truth: The Hallmarks of Learning Are Generation Agnostic
The Power of Unconscious Learning
Hidden Biases Hinder Our Success
Three Leadership Lessons
The Impact of New Technology on the Leadership Development Industry
Four Steps, Two Voices: Navigating the Manager-Millennial Relationship
Key Trends for 2017: Innovation in Educational Technology
Treating Our Learners as Customers
If Not Learning Styles, Then What?
PACE: Prescription for an Adaptive Course Environment
Is Microlearning Enough?
Learning Portfolio Transformation
Lean Learning: Why You Need to Cut the Fat to Demonstrate Learning Value
Nestles Journey Toward Leanring Effectiveness
How to Assess for Success in Offshore English Skills
Moving From Events to Journeys to Get Demonstrable Results
Fixing the Leaky Leadership Pipeline
The Three C's: Making Technology Work in Corporate Training
Science Fiction or Reality? Opensesame Explores Virtual Reality with Series B Funding
Company News
What's Online
Training Talk
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Intro
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Cover1
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Cover2
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Perspectives
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Table of Contents
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 5
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 6
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 7
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 8
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Naked Truth: The Hallmarks of Learning Are Generation Agnostic
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 10
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - The Power of Unconscious Learning
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 12
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Hidden Biases Hinder Our Success
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 14
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Three Leadership Lessons
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - The Impact of New Technology on the Leadership Development Industry
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 17
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 18
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 19
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Four Steps, Two Voices: Navigating the Manager-Millennial Relationship
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 21
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 22
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 23
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Key Trends for 2017: Innovation in Educational Technology
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 25
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 26
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 27
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 28
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 29
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Treating Our Learners as Customers
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 31
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 32
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 33
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - If Not Learning Styles, Then What?
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 35
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 36
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 37
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - PACE: Prescription for an Adaptive Course Environment
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 39
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 40
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 41
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 42
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Is Microlearning Enough?
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 44
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 45
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 46
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Learning Portfolio Transformation
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 48
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 49
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Lean Learning: Why You Need to Cut the Fat to Demonstrate Learning Value
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Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 52
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 53
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Nestles Journey Toward Leanring Effectiveness
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 55
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - How to Assess for Success in Offshore English Skills
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 57
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Moving From Events to Journeys to Get Demonstrable Results
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 59
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 60
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Fixing the Leaky Leadership Pipeline
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - 62
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - The Three C's: Making Technology Work in Corporate Training
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Science Fiction or Reality? Opensesame Explores Virtual Reality with Series B Funding
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Company News
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - What's Online
Training Industry Magazine - November/December 2016 - Training Talk
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