Does Gamification Really Work?
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The 6 proven benefits of using gamification in your organization’s learning strategy include:
- Enhanced User Experience
- Instant Feedback
- Healthy Competition
- Social Sharing
- Multi-Functional Technique
- Enjoyment And Engagement
Think about the apps you most commonly use. Whether it’s a fitness tracker, a banking app, or a social media platform, you’re probably engaging in gamification multiple times each day.
The same principles that have always compelled people to play games – friendly competition, loyalty, enjoyment, problem-solving – are alive today in eLearning.
At Roundtable Learning, we’ve partnered with organizations across industries to develop interactive eLearning programs with gamification. We know first-hand of the benefits that gamification can bring to an organization’s eLearning and how it engages learners like never before.
This article will explore the 6 proven benefits of using gamification in your organization’s learning strategy.
The Proven Benefits Of Using Gamification In Your Learning Strategy
1. Enhanced User Experience
Gamification can condense a large amount of information into one pleasant-looking interface. Learners can navigate a virtual game board or competition in a way that enhances their user experience and perception of your organization and training materials.
2. Instant Feedback
Gamification creates instant feedback for you and your learners. Just like in a real-life game, people quickly learn where they rank and how they place. Completing a gamification activity will instantly tell learners where they stand and what next steps are required.
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3. Healthy Competition
Gamification encourages learners to compete against their peers and coworkers for training knowledge. If you choose to assign badges or awards, learners can become even more invested in what they’re learning and “beating” others at the game.
4. Social Sharing
Most modern games are rooted in social sharing. Your learners will want to share their results on social media channels once they finish their learning activity. Learners are especially drawn to badges that they can add to their social channels after they complete a course.
5. Multi-Functional Technique
Gamification can be used for almost every industry and every topic. While it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution, it does have a place in soft skills, onboarding, sales training, compliance training, and more.
6. Enjoyment and Engagement
Highly engaged employees can achieve a financial performance 4x greater than those with poor engagement. In addition, engaged employees generate 43% more revenue.
Furthermore, playing games can signal the release of dopamine in learners’ brains. When they achieve a goal that’s set before them, dopamine is released. This helps learners find enjoyment in solving complex problems and working through issues.
Amaze Your Learners With Gamification!
If you’re ready to integrate some gamification techniques into your learning strategy, book a meeting with one of our experts today! We’ll consult with you to review your existing content and help you determine if and how gamification could be a good fit for you and your learners.