Focus on discrete challenges to save you time and money
Your organization probably has mandatory training requirements, and chances are you are using an approach that, for your employees, resembles their worst college anxiety dreams: They are cramming for finals because they never went to class.
MicroEngage offers an effective alternative to compressing a semester’s worth of lessons into one time-consuming, and ineffective sitting. The fun and effective learner-centered approach addresses all training requirements in small bursts over time.
“Organizations have been using the ‘nexter’ method of training for years, so called because you advancing through slide after slide in one tedious sitting,” said Anne Little, senior solutions architect. “This is not an effective way to train if you want learning to occur.”
Based on learning science that demonstrates that small portions of content presented at intervals are better retained than volumes of content packed into a shorter period, each MicroEngage lesson focuses on a single concept.
Working with subject matter experts, our instructional systems designers look at the larger, often complex training objectives and break them down into the discrete behavioral challenges that cost organizations time, revenue, and, in the worst cases, legal sanctions.
The result is a series of 2- to 3-minute micro-learning video lessons that, although short, provide a long-term impact that may helps your organization meet training requirements in a meaningful way that also mitigates risks.
MicroEngage is not “micro” because it is short; it is micro because each lesson is laser-targeted to a single concept and addresses what is most important. To ensure lessons meet objectives, assessments are built into the solution.
“We can’t train folks on the job the way we deliver instruction in school because unlike school where learners need only to pass, on the job we have to perform,” Little said. “A key element of the MicroEngage solution is the inclusion of a performance assessment to make sure the workforce knows what they have to do to be successful on the job.”
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Much like the beloved "Schoolhouse Rock!" TV series of quick cartoon shorts that covered a range of children's learning topics, MicroEngage can be targeted to the individual topics that customers require.
Available online and via a web app for viewing on mobile devices, the lessons can be viewed in intervals throughout the year, reducing training and compliance anxiety for your organization and your workforce.
Our MicroEngage solution, in fact, has been named a finalist for Outstanding Innovative Product by Military Simulation & Training magazine in its annual industry awards program.