Game-Based learning or gamification is a proven method for delivering learning content in a manner that redirects learner motivation by associating an historically dull and unpleasant task with a fun and engaging one. Game-Based learning leverages our desires for status, achievement, competition, to increase engagement. Gaming mechanics of points, levels, and awards help make boring tasks more fun.
Traditional courses can be enhanced by applying reward levels for completion. In some cases, the course material can be delivered as a role-playing scenario with characters performing tasks and challenging the learner to make choices which branch into varied results. Esus works with the client to determine if their audience and content would fit the criteria to be delivered as a game rather than a traditional course. As with all of our learning solutions, games are tested at various stages of development with sample trainees to ensure there are having the desired behaviour change.
Games can be provided as a standalone solution and are often used in client projects as part of a wider ‘solution mix’ to deliver content in the context of problem-solving requiring learner interaction.
Below is a selection of x2 sample GAME-BASED LEARNING projects we have recently worked on with clients:
Development of an interactive Game to reinforce classroom learning for a Heineken senior leadership team
Creation of a PepsiCo Game-Based puzzle to place elements into their correct position, in the shortest time possible.
Game-based learning is a fun, interactive and positive experience
Application of gaming mechanics to non-gaming environments make difficult tasks more palatable
Points, levels, awards, timers, personalisation etc. help make boring tasks more fun
Motivates and engages users to take action to complete an associated task.
Leverages trainees desires for status, achievement and competition.
Rewards the user for completing a desired task and a leaderboard is then utilised so they strive for further improvement.
Can be a fantastic point of differentiation and help cut through the “noise”.
Increases likelihood of repeat participation.
Excellent material retention and more practical subject immersion
Creates a high level of engagement with trainees.
The level of detail in the game is only limited by the imagination of the client!
Boost the learning process by getting the user to overcome different challenges
Keeps trainees involved by minimising ‘passive’ learning activities i.e. game is interactive and immersive
Allows learners to experiment with different choices and actions in a safe environment
Facilitates deep learning, increasing the likelihood of material being retained for a longer time
Games can place trainees in realistic scenarios, where they have to apply their problem-solving skills to resolve the issues.
Experimentation help trainees learn through failure i.e. provide multiple paths to success allowing the trainee to choose.
Desktop and mobile compatible
Scalable to screen size.
Fun, engaging, entertaining and stimulating.
Game mechanics – scoreboards, timers, trophies, leader boards, etc.
Can be used as part of blended learning
Can be used as part of a wider training / L&D initiative
Use contextual visuals to engage, and generate a strong connection with, the target audience
Custom drawn visuals ensure a 100% match to the client’s brand guidelines and style preferences thus creating strong brand recognition.
Incorporate game music, professional voiceover & sound effects to create a full ‘game’ experience and help boost engagement.
Game environments are designed to be realistic, relevant, and recognisable to the trainee
Game environments can be simplified, with elements extraneous to the learning objectives removed
Games can provide personalised feedback to boost learning opportunities