Why mircolearning should be a priority for employers

From virtual working to the digital skills gap, Grayce Learning & Development Programme Manager, Sarah Marshall explores why microlearning has come to the forefront of Learning & Development.

Learning & Development

Sarah is passionate about developing early careers professionals as leaders of the future. She leads Grayce’s Development Programmes from a Learning & Development (L&D) perspective.
Prior to joining Grayce, Sarah established and led an award-winning L&D function for a Manchester-based events venue, before leading an award-winning graduate development programme, and subsequently Leadership and Management programmes for a large professional services firm.
Sarah is responsible for managing the design and delivery of all of Grayce’s graduate Development Programmes, and the ongoing strategy to ensure they continue to be market-leading.
As part of this, Sarah has kept a close eye on L&D trends throughout the pandemic. She’s noticed a rise in the importance of microlearning in today’s market. With our working lives no longer tied to a single office location, it’s vital that the way we learn becomes just as flexible as the way we work.

What is Microlearning?

Since the inception of 70:20:10 in the 1980s, our working world has radically changed. It makes sense then that the flexibility afforded by this approach and the importance of context would welcome new learning innovations. Looking at the context of today, how can 70:20:10 adapt to accommodate our digital world and the emerging workforce?

Many employers are curious about how they can adapt their training programmes to accommodate Gen Z’s needs. Microlearning champions small, frequent learning interventions. Learning is delivered in small chunks of short-term activities. This specific, focused content is easy to digest and process quickly.

According to a Software Advice report, more than 50% of employees would use learning tools more if courses were shorter. Long, lecture-style learning is a very unnatural method for the emerging workforce. Indeed, a Boyette study found that 94% of L&D leaders prefer microlearning to traditional courses because learners also prefer it.

Read Sarah’s L&D thought leadership articles to find out how how you can embrace microlearning to get the most out of your people.

Read Sarah's article in Digital Bulletin

Read Sarah's article in Personnel Today

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