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Consider Microlearning When Training Time and Budget Is Limited

by Enerdynamics Leadership Team

E-learning has progressively evolved into shorter training interventions. If you’ve been in the workforce awhile you may remember when e-learning was simply a recording of a facilitator teaching a class. Can you imagine sitting in front of a computer for an eight-hour lecture? Thankfully the industry has learned and adapted, and today’s online courses are much shorter and designed specifically to engage the e-learner.

This is all good news. But what happens when a 30-minute online learning session is still more than what’s needed? Enter microlearning — just-in-time “nuggets” of learning that provide specific information in as little as two to five minutes. At Enerdynamics we’ve watched this evolution closely. We’ve observed many employees using Google to seek answers but ultimately wasting time trying to find the information they need or reading information that is incorrect. As an alternative to longer training or questionable Google results, our clients have asked for curated, short, and targeted training opportunities. Our solution is now available, and we couldn’t be more excited. Energy KnowledgeBase is a resource of gas and electricity concepts and terminologies available on any training device.

Each “nugget” of learning is a topic that:

  • Takes two to five minutes to view
  • Often includes video clips curated from our online courses
  • Also includes written explanations and graphics
  • Is easy to understand
  • Includes links to other topics and recommendations for further learning
  • Is searchable
  • Covers six categories: Electricity, Natural Gas, Renewables, Delivery Systems, Markets, Business and Regulation

Here's an example of Energy KnowledgeBase at work: Say an employee doesn't fully understand the difference between a traditional electric meter and a smart meter. The employee can log on to his Energy KnowledgeBase account, type "smart meter" into the search field, and up comes a page with a one-minute video about smart meters as well as a full description of what a smart meter is and a photo of what one looks like. 


In just 2-3 minutes the employee now has a new understanding of what a smart meter is – no extra training time or dollars expended. 

Want to try it out? Simply go to and access your first five topics for free. 

Energy KnowledgeBase can be accessed through your LMS or via a web browser and can be licensed to your entire employee population. For more info click here or contact John Ferrare at or 866-765-5432 ext. 700.

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