Adding Gamification to Your Training – Gamification Strategies

The previous two articles are all about adding games and gamification elements to our existing courses, LMS, and training processes. We’ve also seen how Arcades™ provides many gamification features such as digital badges and experience points. Now we will look at a few strategies for applying some of these gamification features.


Head-to-Head Challenge

What could be more motivating than receiving a challenge from a co-worker? Arcades has a feature where you can challenge a coworker to play the same game. Your score is saved, and the coworker gets a challenge email with a link to the game. After playing the game the results are displayed (see screenshot) and emailed to both players. Badges are also awarded to both players. Are you up to the challenge?

head to head game challenge window

Social Learning

If you’re in a large organization, how do you engage a remote workforce? JEOPARDY!® and Trivia have a multiplayer option for up to 200 players. Just schedule a time and engage employees in a fun learning experience.  Virtual or in-person, watch the fun as people interact with the game and each other.

For a twist on this strategy, promote a multi-player game on your website and engage prospects in a fun way to learn about your products and services. This can be a great way to develop leads. This is so powerful The Training Arcade® uses this. Join a game and see for yourself JEOPARDY!® L&D Meet Up Series.

Event Games

Run a multiplayer game at your next event. This works great at conventions and trade shows. People log in and play on cell phones as the game host recognizes responses and leaderboard standings. This attracts a crowd every time!

conference attendees playing jeopardy 


Money talks! Arcades has the option to award prizes. This can be gift cards, time off, trophies, or bragging rights. This can be used in combination with any of the above strategies.

Create Better Learning Experiences

As you can see, gamification is more than adding gameplay features to eLearning courses. Take learning to the next level by engaging employees in interactive activities that are fun while still being a great way to learn. In-person, virtual, or both, there are strategic approaches that will make you a training and development superstar!

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