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Posted on Mon, 05/21/2018 - 08:52
Good serious games teach. They also possess the capability to entertain, but the most important aspect is that they educate. Many different types of educational systems have been using serious games, gamification, and simulations for quite some time as an effective means of teaching.
While serious games started in fields like aviation and the military, they have spread into many other areas, including the corporate world. Many businesses use serious games as a means to train their employees in sales, product knowledge, and even in the onboarding process.
In order for a corporate training game to be effective, it must be implemented correctly. Here’s how:
Collect feedback and data. A record of feedback and assessment is a good way to keep track of goals reached and levels attained throughout the process. It is also encouraging for the employee to be able to go back and compare their assessment data from the beginning of their program to the end.
As with proper implementation, the road to serious games with a successful outcome is paved with sound educational elements. Don’t invalidate a great learning experience by making any of these common missteps:
Successful implementation of serious games is possible if the proper steps are taken to include the important elements and to avoid the pitfalls.
Designing Digitally, Inc. can assist your organization in identifying learning needs and designing serious games that result in higher employee satisfaction, increased productivity and improved bottom line results.
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