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 resembles your employees’ worst college anxiety dreams, cramming for finals without going 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 help your organization meet training requirements in a meaningful and risk-mitigating way.
We don’t call it MicroEngage because the program is short; we use “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.”
Much like the beloved animated TV series “Schoolhouse Rock!” covered a range of topics including multiplication, science, government, history, and grammar, MicroEngage can address a broad range of topics including:
- Information security awareness
- Anti-discrimination laws and whistleblower protection laws
- Occupational health and safety
- Ethical behavior
- Insider threats
- Personally identifiable information (PII)
- Controlled unclassified information (CUI)
- Covered defense information (CDI)
- Purchase card training
Available online and via a web app for viewing on mobile devices, workforces can view the lessons in intervals throughout the year, reducing training and compliance anxiety for your organization and your employees.