Traditional Training vs the Bite Size Approach Infographic
The Traditional Training vs the Bite Size Approach Infographic explains why micro-learning is the ideal training solution for employees’ shrinking attention spans! We need a new way to solve for society’s shift towards hyper attention and micro-learning is the answer. Small, bite-size lessons solve for dwindling attention spans, while serving learners and trainers better than traditional training in a variety of ways.
Bite size is the right size!
We’re moving from a culture of deep attention to hyper attention.
Able to concentrate on one object or information stream for long periods of time, ignoring outside stimulation.
Switches focus between multiple information streams, a preference for high stimulation and lower tolerance for boredom.
Attention Spans Are Shrinking:
- 2000 attention span 12 seconds
- 2013 attention span 8 seconds
- goldfish attention span 9 seconds
Technology Is Advancing
As a result of rapidly changing technology, a digital skills gap has emerged. This gap requires expeditious alignment of training to skills.
Training Can’t Keep Up
This technological change has also led to a skills half-life of 2.5 years. Because training hasn’t kept pace, workers are falling further and further behind, putting a strain on our workforce:
Micro-learning beats traditional training in a variety of ways:
- Micro-learning in 3-7 minute chunks matches the brain’s working memory and attention span.
- Bite size microlearning yields an average of 4-5 learned items taken from a series.
- Micro-learning can cut development costs by 50% while increasing the speed of development by 300%.
- Over 1.2 billion learners have access to smart devices and expect to use them.
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