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Game-Based Training to Quickly Improve Skills

 

It takes a lot of practice and determination to improve skills. It is for this reason that you need a strategy that can help you hone your skills without much hassle. Many corporate organizations have adopted the use of game-based training to help their employees to improve skills.


Game-based training involves the use of game elements to make training more fun and engaging. A sense of engagement and motivation causes the trainee to remain dedicated to the learning process.


The ways game-based training helps to improve employee skills:


Cultivates a winning attitude

 

Use of levels and rewards unlocks a winning attitude. This is because the employee is always looking forward to progressing through levels and unlock stars or acquire badges. It enables the employees to reach beyond their current abilities.  A winning attitude also enables them to learn from mistakes and not to see them as hurdles.

How does a winning attitude help to quickly improve skills? Constant playing of the game to unlock levels and stars means that learner is constantly mastering the content. This mastery enables quick improvement of skills.

 

Engagement

 

Game-based learning enhances learning motivation which in return increases engagement levels. To hone the skills the employee must play the game every once in a while. Striving to achieve a certain score engages the employee through the game until he achieves it. Engagement aids in quick improving skills since the learner is constantly engaging with the training material. At the end of the training, the learner is well versed with the skills acquired.

 

Develops a map road

 

Having goals to achieve in a step by step system ensures the employee acquires skills in small chunks but the knowledge retention is improved. In return, the trainee quickly improves on his or her skills. A roadmap also acts a motivator to help the learner know when he or she has achieved the required skills on every level: unlocking of new levels is one of the indicators that achievement has been reached.

 

Add doses of accountability

 

The inclusion of assessment tests at the end of every level encourages accountability. In order to progress to the next level, the learner has to pass the assessment. This forces the employee to acquire and retain relevant knowledge. In addition to passing assessment tests, accountability also helps the employee improve skills. How? It makes sure that the employee has a better understanding of the training material which translates to better and fast acquisition of the relevant skills.

 

Instant feedback

 

Instant feedback aids the employee know when to make certain adjustments and make necessary rectification. This ensures that he has a strong understanding of the training material concept. It enhances quick improvement of skills since the employee makes necessary changes before proceeding to the next learning material.

 

Verdict 

Game-based training can help your employees improve skills through instant feedback that lets them make necessary changes, a roadmap that lets them track their progress and engagement that ensures that the employee acquires and retains relevant knowledge.

 

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