6 Gamification Benefits You Should Know

gamifyMany elearning programs benefit from having some form of gamification incorporated into their courses.

There are some offerings out there that do this extremely well as it keeps learners engaged and coming “back for more”.

The truth is that there are many benefits to using gamification in your elearning courses, and the even better news is that it’s not very complicated to implement simple gamification elements like points and scoring.

Why Use Gamification?

So why would you take the time to set-up a gamification component to your courses? Well, here are six benefits to consider:

Provides Instant Feedback – learners instantly receive feedback on their understanding of the course content which in turn highlights what they need to spend more time reviewing.

Prompts Change in Behavior – Certain behaviors are reinforced by granting learners the ability to earn points and badges. This is even more true if these points and badges can be “cashed in” for something tangible or real (such as a paid vacation day).

Applies for Most Learning Needs – Gamification is applicable to many elearning situations like onboarding training, certification courses, product sales, customer support, and compliance.

Positive ROI Impact – Since gamification can lead to higher recall and behavioral change, it can create performance improvements that impact ROI for organizations.

Better Learning Experience – Gamification offers the opportunity for learners to engage with the content in various ways.

Safe To Fail – Gamification isn’t always about rewards but can also incorporate the “loss” of a reward. This makes it safe for people to fail and to learn from those mistakes.

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Justin Ferriman is the co-founder and CEO of LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by the world's leading organizations, such as the University of Michigan, Digital Marketer, WPEngine, and Infusionsoft. Justin has made a career as an elearning consultant where he has implemented large-scale training programs for Fortune 500 companies. Twitter | LinkedIn

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