Everyone loves to play! What if I tell you, that you can use games to teach complicated subjects like Compliance Training or processes like Account opening? Yes, these games for training or serious games, do create an engaging learning experience.
Let’s find out how you can integrate these serious games into your elearning courses.
1. Set learning objectives
Yes! Games are for fun! But everyone plays to win! Set your learning objectives beforehand to make sure your game stays in tune with the content.
2. Communicate desired outcomes
Inform the learners what they will gain from playing this game. This will motivate them to participate actively in it.
3. Tell little, engage more
Do not give out all the details. Communicate what is required. Don’t reveal all the suspense. This will keep the learners engaged as well as won’t take out all the fun!
4. Create opportunity for application
eLearning allows one to learn in a safe environment. Create situations such that learned concepts can be applied. This will help in retention and create a favourable learning experience.
5. Keep it real and relevant
Keep all the descriptions and details like measurements, tools, techniques, spaces, etc., accurate. Virtual practice reduces room for real life mistakes.
6. Value content over gaming
Games make eLearning very interesting, no doubt there! And yet, if they distract your learner from the learning content, then it will fail your learning initiatives.
7. Get regular feedback
Feedback is the best way to know how well the game or module is. A quick quiz works best!