What is GAMIFICATION really? This is often confused with games and online learning. It's first important to understand what this really means and what it can do to enhance learning. Gamification is a technique that is often employed in blended learning which essentially consists of Instructor-led Programs and Digital Learning. Before we look at the benefits and wide ranging applications, let's have a quick look at what it typically entails.
This gamification technique utilises elements and mechanics of game playing that include:
These elements of gamification can be employed in both physical and virtual environments in contrast with a popularly incorrect thinking that this is only for digital learning.
Benefits of gamification when properly structured are:
Avvanz has utilised gamification in wide ranging blended learning scenarios that include:
With the right and purposeful approach, it's definite that the returns on investment on gamification can be realised especially in today's world where innovative learning and development drive the required behavioural changes and the ultimate personal and business successes.
This article is written by Kannan Chettiar, Managing Director of Avvanz. Avvanz has 3 business pillars – Avvanz Hire (Recruitment Process Outsourcing and Comprehensive New Employee On-boarding), Avvanz Screen (including Predictive Assessments and Background Screening) and Avvanz Develop (Digital Training, Instructor-led Training, Blended Training and 1:1 and/or Group Coaching/Mentoring).