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“Behind the Scenes” on PBS

Proudly Providing the Education and Resources to Help Everyday Heroes Improve Performance.

Vector Solutions is featured in the short-form documentary, “Behind the Scenes,” hosted by James Earl Jones and airing on PBS stations across the country. The education portion of the series features groundbreaking learning institutions and significant organizations of merit. In this segment, “Behind the Scenes” analyzes how technology is changing the way heroes and the thought leaders who design, build and protect our world are trained.

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Vector Solutions and its brands RedVector, TargetSolutions and LearnSmart are showcased leading the charge to make organizations safer and more capable via cutting-edge learning and performance support solutions. Whether it’s a firefighting team responding to an emergency, an engineering firm developing and designing infrastructure or a manufacturing organization creating a new product to bring to the market, Vector Solutions provides the resources to improve the performance and meet the needs of these everyday heroes.

What Is Microlearning?

Recalling an individual skill while out in the field can mean the difference between a job incident and performing effectively. In many cases, time is of the essence.

Adapted for today’s learning demands, “microlearning” uses easily-accessible, bite-sized lessons that professionals can better retain and refer to quickly on the job. Essentially, microlearning improves the comprehension of full-length training courses using one- to three-minute hyper-focused objective videos that can be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

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Each objective is a key point from a course, which employees can use as a refresher on their training rather than rely solely on memory. This puts learners in control of the information they review to better complete tasks.

For example, before heading out on a call, firefighters can go over procedures or refresh their memories on specific equipment for the environment they’re going into. Potentially, a firefighter is attaching a hose on a type of fire hydrant he or she hasn’t used before but remembers it from a training course. Using microlearning, rather than sorting through an array of slides inside an hour-long course, the firefighter can look up the proper procedure in a brief video or diagram.

With microlearning, audiences are more easily able to consume and retain information. Available in a simple app, learners have the microlearning performance support they need at their fingertips. This delivery of information means lessons are quicker to access at a moment’s notice. For the organization, this can fewer overall mistakes on the job, and a lower long-term cost of training.