Ever encountered a problem and went to search for a 1-minute “How-to” video to solve it?
(drumroll…) You’d just done a session of Nano Learning. Well done!
We’ve been subconsciously incorporating Nano Learning in our day-to-day lives, and it has become increasingly popular in corporate training.
What separates Nano Learning from other types of training?
As its name suggests, “Nano” means small.
Nano Learning = bite-sized pieces of training or learning.
Nano Learning can be as short as a minute for small learning ‘nuggets’ or up to 10-15 minutes for the learner to absorb longer pieces of information.
Simply put, Nano Learning refers to highly-focused training through bite-sized chunks of learning content, often in an engaging manner, with a single learning objective.
Why Nano Learning works - the science behind bite-sized learning
When large chunks of information are condensed into digestible content modules, learners can focus on key learning points instead of being bombarded with information that may not be directly relevant to their learning goal.
Furthermore, Nano Learning that is delivered digitally to your learners’ mobile devices also means the bite-sized training content can be easily accessible by your workforce, who can train in the flow of work, or learn at their own pace and in their own time.
Short durations of effective bite-sized learning can be also easily slotted into small pockets of free time amidst their hectic schedules, e.g. while on a commute.
This reduces the need for businesses to take staff away from the shop or restaurant floor to attend day-long (or longer…) training sessions.
This improves workforce productivity to help meet your organisation’s goals, and helps your team to grow their output and improve your business’ bottom-line.
Benefits of bite-sized learning
1. Focussed learning fits workforce learners’ cadence
The focussed nature of Nano Learning makes it easy for specific groups of your workforce to be targetted with learning goals and bite-sized training content catered specifically for them.
(i) Just-in-time Learning: Your staff can apply what they learn immediately to a task or problem at hand.
(ii) Closes Skills Gaps: You can identify and close any margin skills gaps your staff may have.
(iii) Fits Modern Workforce: With shortening attention spans, bite-sized training modules makes it easier for your staff to slot learning into their schedules.
2. Reduces learning & development cost and effort
Nano learning saves your organisation time and money.
It is far cheaper to roll out Nano Learning to your staff. No more logistically-intensive classroom bookings or external trainer fees. Modern Nano learning SaaS like ArcLab also means no more expensive courseware development fees from vendors who might charge an arm and a leg to build training modules for your workforce.
With training content made available on the cloud, staff can access the bite-sized learning modules repeatedly, without repeat cost.
It also takes significantly less time to author and refresh training modules when content needs to change. E.g when a new workflow procedure is instituted. This ensures your training content is always current, and there’s no time wasted by your staff in learning old content that is no longer relevant.
Viewed holistically, by saving time and training cost, organisations like you can effectively gain funded headcount, which you can then use to increase your firm’s output and topline.