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Should you make your training more game-like?
There are several benefits of having actively engaged learners. For example, they:
Research suggests that learners are more engaged when:
A well-designed game engages its players by giving them ever increasingly difficult challenges and a variety of ways to overcome them. The goals are clear, the methods are explicit, and feedback is immediate.
The gamification of learning is concerned with making it more game-like. It is more than giving out points, having leaderboards or awarding trophies. It is about crafting sessions that enable learners to develop their knowledge/skills through making choices and receiving feedback on them.
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