Enhancing E-Learning with Gaming

Education Technology Insights | Thursday, August 02, 2018

The usage of games in the classroom spikes the level of interest in students. Participants in instructional games have witnessed an increase in their performance by 30 percent. The level of engagement and motivation produced by these games has a positive impact on the learners. It also improves retention by 17 percent, as well as improving memory. The involvement of games at specific instructional points can advance the e-learning program. With the help of adaptive branching, a students’ level of competency and need can be determined. By proving what they’ve already learned, students can easily imbibe new material.

Digital learning programs have the ability to detect if a student faces problems grasping the content. Intervention games solve this problem by turning a review into a fun process by which the student doesn’t feel pressurized. Different enrichment techniques such as visual, auditory and textual methods offer a variety of options depending on each students’ capability. Top programs offer multi-player games that increase competition and promote collaboration. This motivates students as they earn badges and certificates through the game improving their personal scores. Such games encourage students to perform better and get recognized for their performance. The immediate feedback provided by the digital programs allows students to progress at a faster rate compared to traditional techniques. Through objective mastery and engagement time, students and teachers are provided with data that helps them proceed further.

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