Gamification of Learning: A Strategy for Online Course Completion

Gamification of Learning: A Strategy for Online Course Completion

Organizations need to change their training content according to changing technology, business needs, and market conditions. As L&D personnel, we take the effort to keep training content updated, to stay in tune with changing times. But, are we making the effort to keep learners motivated enough to complete the online course? If this problem sounds similar to what you face in your training department, isn’t it time you do something to make learners sit up and take notice?

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4 Effective Games to Make Learning Fun [Infographic]

Games can be effectively used in online employee training programs, making the learning experience more interesting, engaging, and interactive. Looking for ideas on simple games that can be incorporated in your online training? Listed in our infographic are 4 interesting games that can be used for various online training programs. Do have a look.

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Advantages of Gamification to Train Employees across All Levels

Advantages of Gamification to Train Employees across All Levels

A technique that uses game-design elements and gaming principles in activities that are not necessarily game-based is called gamification. In the context of e-learning, gamification can mean transforming the learning experience into a sort of game by using achievement badges, leaderboards, point systems, level progressions, quests, etc. However, this doesn’t mean that the course is converted to a game, it just means that these gaming elements are integrated in the course to help learners achieve their goals and objectives better.

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Take Your E-learning to the Next Level Using Game-based Content

Take Your E-learning to the Next Level Using Game-based Content

Game-based custom e-learning can offer you a variety of benefits. But, what does it exactly mean? Game-based e-learning integrates online games into the learning process to help teach a specific skill or achieve a learning objective in an engaging way. All e-learning games, like any game in general, typically have rules and specific objectives because of which learners run the risk of “losing” when they participate. The inherent desire to “win” keeps a learner engaged and pushes them to do better. This strategy has content specially designed to fit into the confines of the game.

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Learning Meets Fun – 4 Games for Different Training Types

Learning Meets Fun - 4 Games for Different Training Types

“It’s play that makes people unafraid to fail and confident to try new things. It’s play that helps us do serious things better because we enjoy them and feel a sense of joy in our achievements.”

Jake Orlowitz, Head of the Wikipedia Library, Wikimedia Foundation

Developing a game isn’t easy, let alone a game that teaches. Just as there are different instructional strategies to teach different types of subjects, you need a different game for different types of training. Let us see 4 games that can be used for different types of online training programs.

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A Simple Checklist to Follow While Implementing Gamification

A Simple Checklist to Follow While Implementing Gamification

“Gamification, in layman terms, is the use of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts.”

(Wikipedia)

According to Google Trends, Gamification as a trend started back in 2010 and it didn’t take long for the corporate world to try its hand at it. Organizations around the world see gamification as a gimmick, a mechanism that can be applied to almost any training. The truth, however, is far from it. In fact it’s one of the biggest myths that gamification works for every learning situation. That said, the concept of gamification, which revolves around competition or the idea of status and achievement, works its charm if and when done rightly.

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