In recent years games have started to play a bigger role in not only learning but also elearning. There has been quite a bit written on the topic of games, gamification, and gaming elements in training & education.
Gaming is proving to be a successful way to help learners grasp new concepts, but how do you actually create games with an intent to learning?
Sure, gamification techniques are rather simple to implement. There are learning management systems out there that make it possible to add points, leaderboards, badges, and certificates with just a few clicks.
But what about games?
What about games for elearning when you don’t have a budget to hire a developer to create a custom game?
Gamefroot is a free online platform that makes it easy for anyone to create their own games, and many people use their platform to create educational games.
Seriously, in five minutes you could be creating your game that has learning-based objectives.
I actually was introduced to Gamefroot over two years ago by one if its founders, Dan Milward.
Dan is a talented developer who has been actively involved in WordPress for many years. He was one of the pioneers for making WordPress a viable e-commerce platform.
But Dan also has a passion for games as well as education. He used his talents to create Gamefroot.
The Gamefroot engine is pretty slick and also quite intuitive.
Now you can create online training content and supplement it with an entertaining (but also informative) online game for your learners. If you upgrade to their paid account, you can also make these games available for mobile devices!
Go on and check out Gamefroot for yourself. At the very least you’ll probably enjoy playing some of the free games that other people have made 🙂 .