Games in elearning?
It doesn’t seem like this could be of benefit to anyone but as it turns out gamification in elearning is proving quite effective.
If you are currently creating an elearning course or already have courses created then you too may want to incorporate gaming elements.
There are a variety of ways to go about this. Some elearning development tools make it possible to easily add simple gaming elements. Another method is to leverage a learning management system that makes it easy to gamify your learning.
Between these two approaches I believe it makes most sense to find a learning management system that supports gamification. Recent trends show that most LMSs are moving in this direction anyhow so finding one that meets this requirement shouldn’t be too difficult.
But why should you incoproate gamification in your learning management system to begin with? If anything, it just sounds like more work. Is the work really worth the effort?
There isn’t an easy way to answer that question as many factors need to be considered.
For example, you may need to consider the current size and culture of your organization. If you’re only training 50 people, then gamification might not be worth the time and effort. However, it’s easier to influence the culture of a small, growing organization than an already large and established one.
Perhaps you are not yet aware of the benefits gamified learning management can have on your learning programs. To help highlight some of the advantages, MatrixLMS has created an infographic (below) that outlines some key considerations.
It’s probably worth mentioning that these benefits aren’t guaranteed. They are simply examples of possible outcomes given a successful implementation.