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How to Use Interactive Games and Exercises in Training

Posted by James Summers on 10/22/18 8:00 AM


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Learners want training to be fun. It’s as simple as that. To encourage and maintain ideal behaviors, and to ensure a successful transfer of new knowledge and skills, training must be interesting and motivating for learners. Don’t forget, we are often competing with cell phones, social media, emails, and other distractions, so it’s essential to ensure learning is fun.

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Tags: gamification, games in training, instructional techniques

5 Reasons to Play Games in Training

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 10/15/18 8:00 AM


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Help release the inner child in your participants by playing games in your training sessions. Sure, you’ve likely played Jeopardy and Who Wants to be a Millionaire in your training, but did you ever stop to think about all the benefits of playing those games? How often have you designed a workshop and thought about how to spice things up or add fun and high energy to the learning process? There are many ways to add fun and excitement to your training, but a sure-fire way to do it is to play a short game. Notice I said a short game? Like any activity, games in training should be fun but not too long. If a game goes on too long the learners become bored and will disengage.

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Tags: making training fun, gamification, games in training, instructional design

6 Tips for Using Games in Training

Posted by Paul Sitter on 10/20/14 4:00 AM



Adult learners tend to be competitive. Fantasy football is a topic of water cooler and on-line conversations. March madness is popular for a reason. Reality shows like Hollywood Housewives or Survivor, where the personalities are constantly trying to “one up” each other, have wide followings. Regardless of gender, most adults seem to enjoy competition. While there are people who would prefer not to play games, most will enjoy a game as an occasional break and, generally, all will see the value of it if it is content related.

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Tags: instructional techniques, games in training

Gamification: Why Games are Powerful Learning Tools

Posted by Langevin Team on 1/30/14 3:00 AM


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Oh the good ol’ days, when we entertained ourselves with board games – Life, Monopoly, Clue, etc. I remember playing Monopoly for several hours straight on rainy or snowy days. How were these games so entertaining?

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Tags: instructional design, games in training, gamification

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