This isn’t another “gamify your curriculum” webinar. There’s no gamification to be found here. That’s because games have so much more to offer in terms of education.
Learners don’t need points, leaderboards, or virtual trophies to be engaged with their learning. They certainly don’t need content shoved into a game in hopes that they’ll absorb it. Learners enjoy being challenged. They like to solve problems that don’t have an obvious solution. They like trying different solutions until they find one that works.
In the real world, our solutions can have serious consequences. A clinician, for example, may misdiagnose a patient with a common disorder when she actually has a more severe problem.
But instructional designers can create educational spaces for our learners in virtual environments that let them explore “what if?” without causing harm or distress to them or their companies. We can create simulations that allow learners to try different solutions to complex problems in a safe environment. This is much more engaging than reading bullet points on a SCORM package.
We have the tools to create virtual educational spaces that allow learners to be intrinsically motivated and deeply engaged with complex problem solving. Now we need to use them.
In this webinar, you learn:
1. How to identify complex problems within your organization
2. How to create game based learning interventions to teach complex problem solving skills
3. The value of game based learning, simulations, and failure in education
4. How to design a learning intervention using BranchTrack