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Learning gamification sometimes gets a bad rap. Those who aren’t familiar with the method may view it as frivolous or a waste of time and resources. They assume it is simply a way to make employees feel good by earning meaningless rewards. The truth is just the opposite.
It’s about much more than taking everyday activities and attaching badges or achievements to them. There’s nothing wrong with badges and achievements, of course, but there is much more involved in gamification than just making learners feel good by participating in a game.
One of the greatest benefits of learning gamification is the ability to pull users into a mental state of immersion in the activity. The learner is fully engaged in what they’re doing. It’s commonly called being “in the zone” or “the flow.”
The flow is important because it is the point when the greatest learning is taking place. The mind is completely focused on the task at hand and information is being absorbed.
There are three basic components to an effective learning gamification program.
Real, lasting learning happens when the learner remains engaged over the course of the entire training program. There are some key elements of gamification that can sustain learning.
The entire objective of learning gamification is to increase the learner’s engagement to a point where they comprehend at a deep level. This greater comprehension leads to a desired change in behavior.
Contact Designing Digitally, Inc. to learn how they can help your organization incorporate learning gamification to increase employee engagement and retention, raise productivity, and positively impact profitability.