Is Microlearning the Way to Get to the Modern Learners at the Workplace?

A lot has changed at the workplace in the past decade. Mobile devices have become ubiquitous. Connectivity has improved enough to make virtual teams commonplace. Employees are connected 24/7 through e-mail, social media, and messaging apps. As a result, the average attention span of the millennials in the workforce is at 90 secs. While the need for constant learning has never been higher, the time available for learning is fragmented and shrinking. What’s worse, traditional classroom and e-learning is just not effective anymore.

 

This is the paradox of our times – on the one hand, rapid technological advances are making job skills obsolete every 3-5 years, which makes re-skilling a top priority; on the other hand, information overload through devices and constant connectivity is reducing the average uninterrupted time available for meaningful learning.

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