Games

5 Reasons to use Games in corporate training… 1) Games are engaging. 2) Games work. 3) Games provide a safe place to fail. 4) Games are rooted in educational theory. 5) Games tap into the affective and cognitive domain. 

Examples:

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Icebreakers for different types of training

Training Games, icebreakers, energizers, and exercises

This article has creative ideas to use games in corporate eLearning. For example: New Hire Scavenger Hunts, Product Knowledge Mix & Match, Compliance Training Quiz Show, “What if” online simulations, multi-player mysteries, and hidden object online assessments. 

Considerations:

Dear Workplaces, stop using icebreakers!

Resources:

Greenstein, B. (2015). Games Are for Learning. TD: Talent Development, 69(5), 30–32.

Joshua, H. (2015). Live and learn. New Scientist, 228(3045), 40–43.

Lameras, P., Arnab, S., Dunwell, I., Stewart, C., Clarke, S., & Petridis, P. (2017). Essential features of serious games design in higher education: Linking learning attributes to game mechanics. British Journal of Educational Technology, 48(4), 972–994.