Mar 19, 2016
Imagine that you’re asked to create a training program/job aid to address quality control issues within your organization. You could start with flow charts, statistics, and time studies… OR you can create a Quest. Now every problem becomes a challenge to overcome, a mystery to be solved. The focus is on the goal and if the team works together and makes the necessary sacrifices – everyone will be able to achieve that goal.
Stories help us to organize and remember information and tie content together. Our brains are hard-wired to think and express in terms of a beginning, middle and end. It's how we understand the world.
When a story reaches our hearts, it takes hold of us, and we want to hear more. Our minds remember stories, especially stories with emotions attached, much better than they remember lists, numbers, or concepts.
The gamification of learning is more than just building games into learning. It is a systematic process of using strategies that are based on the principles of good game design. Creating a story or epic quest is my favorite! How about you? Please feel free to share your ideas and comments with us.
Download the FREE Sample Lesson from The Gamification Starter Kit. This free lesson gives you a ton of story writing tools you can use to turn an idea into a successful story from beginning to end.
About your Host: A gamification speaker and designer, Monica Cornetti is rated as the #1 Gamification Guru in the world by UK-based Leaderboarded. She hosts a weekly Gamification Talk Radio program, and is author of the book Totally Awesome Training Activity Guide: Put Gamification to Work for You. Monica’s niche is gamification techniques that can be used within the framework of corporate talent development. Connect with Monica Twitter @monicacornetti. Website: www.monicacornetti.com and www.sententiagames.com