It is a widely known and accepted fact that learning on the job has no comparison in terms of achieved results. This might stand true in all scenarios, however, applies best in most of the work scenarios. The learner enjoys this method the most as it does not affect the daily activities yet provides great results. Thus it becomes important to design the learning course around this concept of learning on the job. Let’s see the advantages of microlearning to enable on the job training.
The first and foremost criteria for designing such courses should be need-based learning. The hours of formal training have become obsolete. The evolved eLearning trend known as microlearning has proven to be highly effective and can be easily rolled out as on-the-job training. As the name suggests, microlearning is delivered in bite-sized information that can easily accommodate your daily work schedule.
Listed below are the effective methods that can be used to create an on-the-job training curriculum
Small eLearning modules
As small as 3 to 5 minutes modules can accommodate easily. These should be designed with specific objectives and outcomes. The module content should be crisp yet easy to understand. Including real-life scenarios leverages them to take risks in a safe environment. Not only will the learning experience be great but the learner will be able to implement the takeaways from the training easily and almost immediately. The results of training investments can also be seen almost with immediate effect. These modules should be made available on your learning management system so that the learner can access them easily and pick them up from where he left.
GIFs and Infographics
Lengthy videos explaining the technical processes might become clunky and boring. Effective infographics and GIFs provide short and crisp information that is easily accessible on repeat mode without the need of replaying it manually. This enhances the engagement of the learner and adds a fun factor while learning. Learning gained from such courses stays with the learner for a longer time.
Audiovisuals have been the best way to understand a concept and the learners can retain them for a long time. The recall value is also very high. Short 3 to 5 minutes videos are an effective method to teach a new concept. These videos can be in the form of animations, interactive videos, demonstration videos, etc. They become handy when the learner wants to revisit or re-view the concept for reference in the future.
Webinars and Podcasts
Picking excerpts from the pre-recorded webinars in form of short videos or podcasts can be viewed/heard by the learners on the go. Updating them on the latest trends and updates becomes easier. The learnings can be applied as and when required.
Providing the information in the form of a mobile application makes it easier for the learners to access the information with ease and at the device of their choice. Another advantage is that the content can be viewed offline as well at the time of need. Providing updates and notifications can be done on a real-time basis. Integrating it with social media applications leverages the learner for collaborative learning.
Conclusion: Your eLearning starts with implementing a robust learning management system followed by creating a visually appealing informative, engaging and interactive course. With the help of the features of Tovuti LMS, you can create such a course in no time. Keeping the above methodologies of microlearning, curating a course that can be accessed and used at the time of need, will be a breeze. By providing just-in-time information in the form of microlearning modules will reflect the positive results from the very first course.