At EI Design, we have been crafting gamification for serious learning (corporate learning) for over two years now. We now see a maturing in corporates’ understanding of its true potential and how a well-crafted gamification solution can create the right learning impact. Today, gamification is poised to impact corporate learning. It is more than a buzz and is steadily gaining momentum on account of increase in adoption of mobile learning or mLearning and significant numbers of millennial learners in the overall learner demographics that are asking for it.
In this article, I will share insights on how gamification is poised to impact corporate learning through the 4 key drivers that are pushing it (hence, why you should evaluate it/adopt it).
Before getting into the specifics of how gamification will impact corporate learning, let’s quickly look at the basics. I begin by using 3 questions from my article on Gamification For Serious Learning – 5 Facts That Will Impress Your Boss to set the context. Then we will look at the crucial fourth question on how exactly gamification will impact corporate learning.
Gamification is an alternate approach to traditional eLearning to provide engaging, immersive, and effective learning experience to your learners. By using gaming principles, elements, and innovative strategies, learners can be engaged and encouraged to apply this learning at work.
It provides an effective informal learning environment and helps learners practice real-life situations and challenges in a safe environment. Typical components of gamification-based learning courses are shown here.
Unlike traditional eLearning, gamification:
You can refer to my article Benefits Of Gamification In eLearning for more details.
There are several aspects of learning notably its retention, and eventual application on the job that can be influenced by gamification.
I am listing what I believe are the 4 key drivers that indicate how gamification will impact corporate learning.
Specifically, gamification can:
I hope this article was useful in understanding how gamification will impact corporate learning and trigger an evaluation or adoption of gamification for your learning needs. Do reach out to me if you have any queries. You can also refer to my earlier articles:
How Can You Measure The Learning Effectiveness Of eLearning Courses And Create A Positive ROI
Creative Instructional Design Featuring 7 Learning Strategies That’ll Work For You
How To Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development