Because Learning and Training Are Not the Same.

Bite-sized learning isn’t new — it’s the logical extension of a very old pattern…

  • It’s easier to teach “business law” than it is to teach “law”
  • It’s easier to teach “copyright protection” than it is to teach “business law”
  • It’s easier to teach “Michael Bolton vs. the Isley Brothers” than it is to teach “copyright protection”
  • And it’s easier to teach any given 5-minute, one-item lesson than it is to teach something more systemic that takes longer to convey.

Bottom line…the smaller the lesson, the easier it is to teach…and learn and retain!

ts-microlearning-1The ease with which bite-sized learning takes place makes it an obvious and powerful choice for a variety of learning purposes.

Maybe you’re re-teaching a lesson that was just taught a few days earlier to improve retention. Maybe you’re teaching a small modification that one-ups an existing Best Practice and should become the new normal, but doesn’t deserve an entire meeting to go over it.

Micro-Learning Design

TrainSmart’s bite-sized learning team searches your business for areas where micro-learning can be an effective approach, and when we find a topic that is a great fit – we review with our client and implement

We design several short (3-4 minute) learning solutions that can be accessed from any Internet connection or downloaded in app form and accessed later from any mobile device.

Bite-Sized Learning is beneficial for any organization in that it’s not information that you ‘push’ out to everyone; it’s a repository of short lessons that individuals can ‘pull’ from whenever they feel the need.

Active Training Tools

A bite-sized learning solution is not a static repository either…your all-stars and content experts can add lessons as needed to enhance the learning experience.

There are a host of excellent purposes for micro-learning, especially when it’s created within an LMS that provides searchable mobile access:

  • Teaching small, specific skills and procedures that not everyone needs to use.
  • Summarizing a formal training just received.
  • Aiding Recall by revisiting key concepts from formal training; helps to move the training into long-term memory.
  • Applying knowledge through quizzes, games, and other interactive content.
  • Supporting employees in mid-task by providing the solution they need in the moment.