From research, students' engagement in the learning process sharpens their attention and nudges them to put their selves to higher-level critical thinking. Instructors that utilize a student-centered approach to instruction increase the chance for students' participation which boosts their success in achieving the course's learning objectives.
Active learning is an instructional approach for students to fully and actively partake in the learning process instead of sitting quietly and listening.
Winning the Human skills of the future
Gaming builds soft skills in addition to technical skills that are increasingly valuable because automation and machines perform more routine tasks. Gaming builds critical thinking, creativity, emotional intelligence, and complex problem-solving skills, including effectively communicating feedback. However, these soft skills are rare to develop — 43 percent of employers reported difficulty in building the soft skills. Again, the covid19 pandemic has accelerated the demand for soft skills like collaboration, communication, and the ability to learn – this is where gaming comes in.
High learner engagement strengthens the brain’s memory and attention circuits.
When learners are immersed in learning, the prefrontal cortex (the brain's executive function) fires at its optimal state. This brain structure helps us focus, play with ideas, use our working memory, and think before reacting to any situation.
Studies show that gameplay can improve memory and attention span scores by around 30%. This leads to enhanced learning and productivity outcomes.
The human brain loves a healthy challenge and continuously seeks novelty. When the brain is challenged, the reward is dopamine release – a ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter that makes us feel good.
Learning materials with numerous surprises and healthy challenges help learners release some doses of dopamine. When your audience is high on learning, they naturally seek out more content to maintain this happy state. In the L&D world, you might call this the “learner’s high.”
Gamifying education is a pragmatic approach to transforming boring learning into an exciting and addicting affair. Using game mechanics such as tokens and badges encourages learners’ constant craving for discovery and rewards.
Our brains are limited in retaining a volume of information at any time. When learners face overwhelming information, the brain produces cortisol (also known as the stress hormone). Unfortunately, high levels of this chemical can disrupt memory retrieval and the ability to absorb information.
By design, our education format reduces cognitive overload with microlearning. This enables you to break up your learning material into manageable chunks to aid in better absorption.
Serotonin is a hormone that governs our overall mood – the brain’s trusty motivator. It helps satisfy and sustain learner engagement levels.
We guide you in designing gamified learning filled with epic meaning. This framework helps define the proper game mechanics that resonate with your learners’ drives and values.
Social learning helps humans build positive emotions, helps the brain form new neural connections, and improves learning. According to the latest LinkedIn L&D report, social learning drives 75% of the knowledge learners to obtain in the workplace. The same report shows learners using social features engage in 30x more hours of learning content than learners who don’t – our reason for adding social functionalities to our platform is to enhance engagement levels significantly. Our platform creates a thriving social environment, which fills learners’ need for community and support. Moreover, it creates a conducive platform for real-time interactions and knowledge sharing.
The hippocampus of the brain's limbic region facilitates the formation of habits by linking play with long-term knowledge. In the context of learning, highly engaged employees show a strong activation in this region.
We help you check all the engagement mechanisms you’ll need to captivate your audience from the get-go!
Through neuroscience, we create real learner engagement. We leverage our social learning and gamification expertise to create the ultimate engagement engine for learners.