How do you use games in e-learning?

Looking to further increase the interactive and engagement levels of your e-learning solution? Game-based learning may be the answer.

Through games, learners are directly involved and experience a simulation of what they may encounter in real-life situations.

 Benefits of Game-Based Learning

Three Learning keeps up with an increasingly dynamic, user-controlled lifestyle using advanced multimedia. Using game-based learning, learners are subjected to immersive environments, where a greater emphasis on application improves strategic thinking and problem solving skills.

Advantages of game-based learning:

  • Develops problem solving skills
  • Increased engagement and motivation
  • Higher degree of context and relevance
  • Goal-based learning
  • Increased evaluation data
  • Immediate feedback
  • Overall cognitive growth

 Game-Based Learning Example

An example of game-based learning created by Three Learning is the use of game avatars, where the user controls the characters’ interaction with the environment to complete given missions at different levels. Game enhancements may include features such as leader-board, in-game rewards, and more. This is just one strategy among a host of game types. Based on the requirements and learning outcomes of each client, Three Learning will propose the optimal game strategy which takes into account the learner profile, learning objective, and budget of the client.

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In this game, the learner controls a character which faces several situations at work, designed around specific course topics and learning objectives. The player can freely control the avatar to help him or her decide on the in-game tasks and decisions, balancing work productivity and happiness levels as part of the game parameters.