Using elements of games to deliver training can inject fun into the process and has shown to improve engagement and knowledge retention. Below are some different ways of bringing gamification into your e-learning.
Rewarding your people with badges or points when they successfully complete an online learning module is one way. It is a good motivator and shows that you recognise their achievement. Badges can be labelled and colour coded to reflect the level reached and type of content covered.
Providing feedback to learners is another important motivator and simple to do through your LMS. An automatic summary of their performance at the end of each module or exercise can include scores, virtual trophies and words of encouragement or motivation. You can also indicate the areas in which they need to work on.
Just like games, keep your e-learning segments small, allowing for frequent rewards and feedback.
In certain departments, competition amongst fellow employees might be an effective way of raising performance. Leaderboards are great for tracking and comparing each other’s progress. They are also handy for identifying the right staff for different positions.
The benefits of including gamification are real and make it worth considering for your company’s online training academy. Increased collaboration births fresh ideas and allows higher performers to inspire others. Better engagement improves performance and helps strengthen loyalty. Meanwhile, the increased competition creates excitement and brings levity to otherwise mundane tasks.
Chat to us at FUEL to find out how we can assist in bringing gamification elements into your online learning academy.