How to: Microtraining

Microtraining suits the digital age

Nowadays, our attention span hardly surpasses that of a goldfish. Long and intense group training sessions don’t fit into this picture. Distractions are everywhere and conventional training does not have the answer. What does? Micro training!

1 What is Microtraining?

Face these challenges by implementing micro learning and microtraining, using content that is compact and immediately available. Modern (mobile) technologies are often used for this.

Learning material is offered in small chunks, for a longer period of time and at regular intervals.

This way, skills are acquired much more efficiently and preserved at the same level for a longer period.

2 Cut up the training!

Preferably, skills are divided into sub-skills. These can be trained with the use of less time and more focus!

Tip: Cut, slice, scrap.

By cutting up learning material, part of the filling material in your training will become irrelevant. Scrapping gains you time and effectiveness!

3. Basic tips for your Micro training

– The exercises must have the right level: not too difficult, not too easy

– Create a dialogue of feedback between users, and individually with a knowledgeable coach!

– Set a time limit. Keep it short!

4.15 digital minutes

You won’t go to a live training for 15 minutes. That’s why microtraining usually happens online. By offering online video role plays that can be accessed on a mobile device, for instance. A series of exercises of approximately this duration improves learning impact (and speed!).

5 The advantages of online and mobile

Mobile training with video makes microtraining faster, easier and cheaper to create and update than traditional offline content.

Employees indicate that they will train more if content is offered in smaller chunks, especially if it’s available on mobile devides.

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