WHY DIGITAL GAME-BASED LEARNING?
At least 50% of today's workforce has grown up part of the digital
generation. From an early age, these employees embraced pagers and
cellular phones for their means of communication; mastered simple
computer programming and video games; and pioneered technologies that
made the Internet a popular and ubiquitous medium for mass communication
Appearing everywhere from SAT-preparation courses to online giveaways
and promotions, digital games offer an irresistible opportunity to
capture the imagination and easily instruct this audience.
From Sesame Street, to edutainment CDs, to Jeopardy!, Trivial
Pursuit, and now, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire", Digital
Game-Based Learning engages this generation in their own language,
presenting serious content in a memorable fashion.
IS THIS A FRIVOLOUS TRAINING METHOD? DO WE TRIVIALIZE IMPORTANT
MATERIAL BY INCORPORATING A GAMES APPROACH?
the following advantages over traditional training media:
stay tuned in until the end, because Digital Game-Based Learning
fun and engaging.
the material in a relaxed frame of mind, employees learn better.
Several studies confirm this observation.
participant retains more, because our games reinforce important
over and over.
is tracked. Games keep track of accuracy in responses, allowing
supervisors to evaluate performance. Instead of sweating out
the experience, employees enjoy the learning process.
IF YOU REALLY HATE GAMES?
game-based solution is presented alongside a traditional, non-game
employee chooses between these comparable formats, empowered
by our software to select the most appropriate learning method.
Game-Based Learning has proved highly effective in many technical
and business settings, including the medical community. If doctors
can succeed with game-based learning, why can't your workforce?