In our last blog post, we talked about how instructional design is both a science and an art and how not all learning resources have to use the same instructional treatment. One of the ways CMR is combining solid instructional design principles and innovation is through our use of microlessons. Microlearning is all the rage right now – and rightly so.
It gives the learners what they crave – short, bite-sized pieces of learning that are easily accessible in today’s connected world. While microlearning really shines at providing just-in-time learning or learning reinforcement – it’s not meant to be used for everything. The challenge with microlessons is that if developed independently of each other, they can become difficult to manage and maintain. So instead of thinking “how can I turn my learning strategy into micro?” think more about “how do I add micro to my learning strategy?” CMR is here to help!
Let’s take a look at our suite of content around Managing People. These modules (topics like Coaching Employees and Managing and Advocating Change in the Workplace) are built around microlessons. Each lesson is short but the content is still curated together in a meaningful way so it makes sense and is easily accessible for the learner. Plus, there is a Case Study at the end of each, where the learner gets the chance to put all of the info together to make some decisions. This activity aids in learning transfer and pull through.