Need-to-know information is constantly changing for healthcare professionals, and staffing challenges make taking time away from patient care increasingly difficult.
Training often gets overlooked, which can lead to employee burnout, low staff morale, and ultimately poor outcomes. Mobile training lets you build training into your business process so that your team can learn on their schedule.
As healthcare facilities already struggle to keep patient load down, training and development efforts can seem like the least of concerns, but smart investments in training pay real performance dividends. Below are three of the top issues facing training and development in healthcare and how mobile learning can help solve them.
Microlearning is one of the biggest trends in all of educational technology—and for good reason. When designed correctly, the short, bite-sized chunks of information provide ample opportunity for learning, skill development, and knowledge retention.
But what is microlearning? Microlearning is a learning strategy that offers short, task- or goal-oriented content that is focused on a specific topic, skill, or learning goal and presented in engaging and easily applicable ways, such as a short training video, an infographic, or a checklist of steps for solving a problem.
In broad terms, education technology has been around since the dawn of education. Things like the abacus, blackboards, and books have been used to teach for over a millennium. But with the recent (historically) explosion of technological advancements, education technology has moved into the digital era along with all of us.
Based on landmark theories in pedagogy and learning, eLearning—or “electronic learning”—breaks through the barriers of the traditional classroom and extends education to wherever there’s a computer with an internet connection. As developments in mobile technology increased, mLearning—or mobile learning—took the classroom completely out of the equation, allowing materials to be accessed from anywhere from a learner’s mobile device. This drastically changed the way we access information, leading to a rise in Microlearning, which focuses on short, task- or goal-oriented chunks of information.
And while all three of these concepts have revolutionized education, the ways these contribute to and differ from each other can be difficult to understand. Below is a breakdown of the eLearning, mLearning, and Microlearning: