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4 Reasons why you should include games in business training

4 Reasons why you should include games in business training

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Before you dismiss it as yet another made-up nonsense for the young generation, gamification does not mean turning serious academic material into games. Game mechanics, however, prove very useful when your goal is to create engaging content that facilitates information retention. There are at least four reasons why the use of games in online courses, as they help to satisfy four common learning needs.

immersive technology for training

5 Types of immersive technology for training

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Immersive technologies are perfect for training people who perform risky jobs because it can simulate dangerous or risky situations within a safe, controlled environment. These can also be used for recruitment, on-boarding new employees, or helping team members develop interpersonal skills at work. 360° photos, 360° videos, 3D simulations, VR and MR are just 5 examples of immersive technology for training.

Gamification – a cross-generational affair

Gamification – a cross-generational affair

E-learning, Managers

The workforce is a cross-generational affair, mixing Gen Xers, Millennials and Baby Boomers. The use of gamification in training holds the power to engage the greatest part of the demographics. If properly designed, it reaches wide categories of staff and can turn even the dullest topic or task into something enjoyable and worthwhile.

the gamification of work

Why companies should consider the gamification of work

E-learning, Managers

Considering the growing numbers of job-hopping employees, what can companies do to fight low employee retention rates? Well, the gamification of work might be a solution, by allowing employees to try out different jobs in different departments, within the same company, for a set period of time.

gamified content in training courses

The power of gamified content in training courses

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Games can be an important asset when it comes to company training programs because they attract learners and make them connect on a deeper level with the content. And let’s face it, people like games. They like the challenge, the competition and the gratification it offers. But if we want to use games at their highest potential, we must keep in mind that the purpose of games in training is to aid the process of learning.

adult learning

3 Brain science insights about adult learning

Learners

Even though every adult is different and the brains act differently during the learning process, there are some things that all adult learners have in common. If you’re in any sort involved in designing courses for adults, you might want to tune in, as I’m about to go into three brain science insights that are true to all learners.

three components to successful learning

The three components to successful learning in the corporate space

E-learning, Managers

Graham Hall, a professional Learning Specialist, guest blogs today, giving some practical insights on the three components to successful learning in the corporate space. Graham has a ton of L&D experience under his belt, having helped numerous large and small businesses to implement successful training solutions over the years.

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