Gamification is becoming more popular with employers who are upskilling or just training employees.
Bringing a gaming element into the learning situation not just makes it fun to learn but also plays on human nature who work better with motivation and the possibility of some positive reinforcement if they do well.
“E-learning has the incredible ability to overcome major challenges by using a combination of visual and auditory components to deliver the learning message, rather than just written words on a page. Gameplay promotes collaboration and strategy skills while also aligning passion and commitment to competition”
It can put the learner in a simulated real world situation giving him or her experience rather than just reading words from a page so they may be better able to deal with whatever the topic they are learning when it does come up in real life.
“gamification in training can increase its effectiveness by as much as 50%”