Understanding Nanolearning

In News by FLIP Staff

Jason came home after a tiring day at the office to find his bathroom sink flooding his apartment, water slowly moving up to the area where his television sat. He called the maintenance staff in a panic but was informed it would be hours before anyone could be there. Jason knew he needed a quicker solution to the problem at hand – he hopped online and searched for a few keywords to hone in on a fixwatched a how-to video on YouTubeand was quickly able to stop the leak himself. 

That’s the power of Nanolearning.  

Nanolearning is a fast way to get information right when you need it; it is precise and essential content, miniaturized to the smallest bytes for quick and effective assimilation of skills and information. Nanolearning is not limited to videos; it includes a variety of content like texts, infographics, interactive games and quizzes, audio, presentations, and flashcards. 

Modern workers typically spend 8 hours per day on average multitasking to fulfill their roles, leaving very little time for learning. Smart companies are incorporating nanolearning into everyday tasks to ensure the continued development of their workforce. To make it more exciting, workers can also assimilate bite-size knowledge on the go using smart devices. 

Keeping Up 

In a world where information is doubling every 12 hours, the half-life of skills is reducing rapidly, and workers have less than 20 minutes to learn weekly according to a Deloitte study. Mobile solutions like FLIP presents a path to real-time career and skill training through Nanolearning. 

Nanolearning is very important in industries and businesses where there are constant changes in the work methods or environment. Software Developers frequently use cheat-sheets to absorb information on new tools and techniques for implementing solutions. Nanolearning is also very useful in compliance training and onboarding of clients and new staff. 

Because of its byte size and short learning duration, Nanolearning increases engagement and retention by 50%. It is more cost and time effective, being 70% cheaper than traditional methods. It saves both development and learning time, improving on the traditional learning experience.