Corporate training gamification and game-based learning are becoming the gold standard for training. As we discussed in our post, “Boost Compliance Training Effectiveness Through Gamification,” learning programs using game-based thinking and mechanics have the potential to motivate and promote learning, and help learners develop problem-solving skills. Whether they take part in immersive learning or simple games, learners have fun experiences and can learn from mistakes while receiving coaching and feedback in real time.
But can gaming provide skills training that truly impacts behavior and job performance? Would you trust your neurosurgeon if you discovered that one of their training tools included playing a mobile game? That’s exactly what the work of video game vendors such as this one are attempting to prove. Medical practitioners are encouraged to develop a variety of critical health service skills while playing video games on their mobile devices.