In today’s fast-paced world, keeping up with the latest technologies and training methods can be a challenge for any company. With the rise of microlearning, however, businesses are finding a new way to stay ahead of the curve.
By delivering bite-sized pieces of knowledge to learners at just the right time, microlearning offers a powerful solution for engaging employees and boosting learning efficiency.
Below, we’ve collected the 25 most important microlearning statistics and data to help you make informed decisions about your employee training.
Workplace learning is a strategic priority.
In-house knowledge is a training goldmine.
4. Over 80% of companies rate their business “highly complex” or “complex” for employees.
5. At least 70% of all training in your company comes from your own people (not professional teachers or instructional designers).
6. 80% of workforce learning happens via on-the-job interactions with peers, teammates, and managers.
Employees have precious little time for learning.
7. The average employee only has 24 minutes a week to learn.
8. 1% of a typical workweek is all that employees have to focus on training and development.
9. The #1 reason employees feel held back from learning is because they don’t have time.
10. Most learners won’t watch videos longer than 4 minutes.
11. The average U.S. worker gets interrupted 4 to 12 times per hour. That’s as frequently as every 5 minutes.
Today’s learners are different.
Microlearning saves time (and time is money).
16. Microlearning reduces training development costs by 30% and increases delivery speed by 300% (Jimenez, R. (2014). 3-Minute e-Learning: Rapid Learning and Applications).
17. Compared to traditional training methods, microlearning leads to 20% better retention, 22% faster completion, and 28% better performance.
18. Employees using a mobile microlearning platform spent 45%–80% less time in training and displayed no loss of comprehension.
Microlearning improves long-term retention.
19. The average human can only store 7 items in their working memory (Miller’s Law).
20. The Forgetting Curve: Within 1 hour, people forget 50% of new information. Within 1 day, they have forgotten 70%. Within 1 week, they have forgotten 90% of what they learned.
21. Microlearning resulted in 145% better retention two-weeks after training.
22. After 6 months, learners who received spaced reinforcement lessons recalled information 150% better than learners who did not receive it.
Employees prefer microlearning.
23. 65% of employees say that typical e-learning modules present too much information.
24. 78% of employees feel more confident after taking microlearning training.
25. 58% of employees say they would be more likely to use their company’s learning tools if the content was broken up into multiple, shorter lessons.
At Learn to Win, we believe in the power of microlearning to transform the way businesses approach employee training. Don’t wait for the future to arrive – start implementing the latest in learning technology today. Contact us to learn how we can help you boost engagement and drive results with our innovative microlearning platform.