Infographic: Use this map to navigate your way to better learning games

Posted on Apr 11, 2016

Games & gamification

Explore the infographic and find out the most effective ways to introduce a learning game to your L&D programme.

You can use games in many of the traditional training areas but they come into their own when combined with elearning technology to track and assess their effectiveness.

Follow three learners through the game map to see how you can appeal to a variety of employees with different types of learning games.

#gameweek infographic: Guide to learning games

The statistics

Let’s dive a little deeper into the statistics from the Infographic and what they mean for your business.

  • 88% of learners rate “knowledge sharing within your team” as very important or essential

The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies questioned over 5,000 people worldwide for their Learning in the Workplace Survey.

At the top of the list of most important factors for learners is collaboration with other members of the team. Games are a natural way to encourage employees to work together.

Competitive games don’t have to mean one on one matches. Letting colleagues work together in teams allows them to share knowledge and skills in a friendly, competitive atmosphere.

  • 64% of learners find accessing learning from a mobile device essential or very useful

Now that mobile devices are the most popular way to access the internet, it’s essential that you provide a way to access training on the go.

A digital learning game is no different, and should be available to all users whether they’re on a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.

Luckily, there are tools based on modern web standards that allow one game to be played on many devices.

HTML5 tools like Phaser for games and Adapt for elearning courses make developing this type of game possible.

  • 63% of learners say a lack of time for self-study stops them using elearning

Even the most engaging game shouldn’t take employees away from work for too long.

Towards Maturity’s Learners Voice report gives you an insight into how employees really see elearning. Many of them simply don’t have the time for self-study available for a drawn out game experience.

You can build in timed elements to make sure learner don’t linger too long and make quicker decisions.

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Practical tips for learning games

Get some actionable advice on your next game-based online training project with our resources.

There will be more insights into using games in your elearning throughout the rest of #gameweek.

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