If you’ve taken even a moment to browse our website or this blog, you’ve likely come across the term “gamified learning”, alternatively known as “gamification”. While the phrase might sound complex and indicating some kind of expertise as a requisite to understand it, gamified learning is actually a quite simple concept. Below, we provide a clear definition of what it is, how its implementation into both the personal and business worlds can help you achieve your goals, and show how our experts at Semagie can make that happen.
As our society evolves and shifts in the midst of a great expansion of universally available mass technology, the act of teaching has been under significant pressure to adapt and respond in accordance. Since the new millennium, a number of approaches have been offered by practitioners to answer this challenge. Gamified learning is one of these.
In opposition to banal chalkboards and didactic monologues, Gamified learning is the process of integrating game mechanics and rules into a business, community, classroom, or other collective entity as a means of increase motivation, participation, engagement, and loyalty. Gamification takes the data-driven techniques that game designers use to engage players, and applies them to non-game experiences to motivate actions that can ultimately add value to your business. In essence, is it is the introduction of game elements in a non-game situation.
Gamification vs Games
One common mistake that individuals make when they first learn about gamified learning is to equate its introduction into the business atmosphere with introducing a game. There are, however, distinctions between game-based learning (GBL) and gamified learning. In GBL, a leader often uses a literal board, card or video game right out of the box. Its distinct rules are followed and thus, in GBL, playing the game means learning whatever it is the specific game is designed to teach. In contrast, gamified learning platforms amplify the effect of an existing, core experience by applying the motivational techniques that make games so engaging in general. It is not so much bringing a new game into the board-room as it is highlighting the ways that board-room dynamics mimic game mechanics, and bringing that connection to the surface to better build community, competition, and solidarity within your firm.
How Can It Help?
Having a clearer sense for what gamified learning is, you might now be wondering how employing it produces results. The bottom line here is, given the ways it can generate higher engagement, studies have proven that successful application of a gamification model into a company has greatly increased the overall emotional intelligence quotient (EG) of a business. A business with a high EQ mean is more likely to be a business filled with personable people who command both inter-personal and business-centered mentalities. It’s nearly impossible to argue a team populated by that kind of person is not desirable.
In addition, Employee engagement is firmly linked to key business outcomes. Properly-engaged employees can save companies. Studies show that properly engaged employees often double their company’s customer satisfaction rates.
Perhaps one of the most fundamental benefits of gamified learning is that it places emphasis on the activities and actions that make up the business, rather than the results.
When properly designed and implemented, gamification leverages the motivations for feedback, rewards and achievements, and inspires employees and leaders alike to become better and better every day.
Gamify with Semagie
It’s time to become the change you want to see in the world, Let the game-based Emotional Intelligence Training services at Semagie get you there. We have years of combined experience and are keen to help you make the world a better place. To learn more about our live, gamified education services, call (305) 853-9082 or visit us online.