Hagen im Bremischen (Germany) | The use of gamification in eLearning training modules is worthwhile. After all, the interest of the learners and the motivation of the learners in relation to the learning content to be conveyed can be decisively increased. Since more and more companies are currently attempting to use this approach to redesign their existing training courses or to test it in new eLearning modules, an overview of essential elements of gamification will be presented here to encourage the use of this approach.
Anyone who has ever played computer games should know this form of reward: Points. Each learning action in eLearning is assigned a certain numerical value of points, so that the learner can always follow his learning progress in an easy and playful way. In addition, bonus points can also be given for certain behaviour such as daily learning.
If a certain number of points is reached, a badge can be purchased. This is intended to improve performance by giving the learner a clear goal according to the implemented ranking.
Levels have a similar function. Once a certain number of points has been reached, you can advance to the next level. New employees can also be classified directly into higher levels if they already have previous knowledge.
Small challenges of a playful nature, such as quizzes with time pressure on recently trained topics, can help to consolidate learning content in the long term and challenge the logical thinking of the workforce.
Humour, excitement and surprise should not be missing in any eLearning with a gamification approach. Because positive emotions drive people and make them become top performers.
In games the goals are always clear. This should also apply to eLearning and it should also be shown how this can be achieved by the employee.
Competition within the workforce can be promoted by means of lists of best performers. At best, the best performing competitors should always be in the limelight and set an example within the company.
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