Games 2 Train
Branching scenarios to gamify training
Dr. Nikos Tsianos
EXELIA
VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
Why talk about games?
Avg 21 yr old
has spent
10,000 hours
gaming
Over 1 Billion USD
to be spent by
corporations
(Gartner)...
Encouragement Learning
Exhilaration
Excitement
Motivation
Inspiration
Knowledge
Pleasure
Understanding
Engagement
Drive
En...
Why use them in training?
Organisations face problems
How to promote active learning?
you can control participation, but…
...
How are games unique?
Serious games create fun
Fun enhances motivation
Motivation leads to immersion
Immersion allows expe...
Serious games can make learning active
VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
What about branching scenarios?
Interactive dialogue simulations
Learner as story protagonist
Common beginning, multiple e...
A simple branching structure
VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
start
ending
ending
ending
ending
ending
ending
ending
A game based on a branching scenario
VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens...
What is the added value?
Realism
Higher control & responsibility
Strengthened sense of attachment
VocTEL Conference 2015, ...
Do adults learn better?
Simulation of real-life (grey areas)
Self-assessment (trial and error)
High replayability (applica...
Did it work?
VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
Empathy
Questioning
Active listening
Feedback
Clarif...
Thank you!
Dr. Nikos Tsianos
EXELIA
tsianos@exelia.gr
VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
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  1. 1. Games 2 Train Branching scenarios to gamify training Dr. Nikos Tsianos EXELIA VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
  2. 2. Why talk about games? Avg 21 yr old has spent 10,000 hours gaming Over 1 Billion USD to be spent by corporations (Gartner) Use by 70% of Global 2000 companies by mid decade (Gartner) Addictive! Drugs like! (dopamine) VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
  3. 3. Encouragement Learning Exhilaration Excitement Motivation Inspiration Knowledge Pleasure Understanding Engagement Drive Entertainment Enjoyment Fun What does it feel like? VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
  4. 4. Why use them in training? Organisations face problems How to promote active learning? you can control participation, but… VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
  5. 5. How are games unique? Serious games create fun Fun enhances motivation Motivation leads to immersion Immersion allows experimentation Experimentation produces understanding = VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
  6. 6. Serious games can make learning active VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
  7. 7. What about branching scenarios? Interactive dialogue simulations Learner as story protagonist Common beginning, multiple endings Different paths (branches) …that may or may not meet VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
  8. 8. A simple branching structure VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
  9. 9. start ending ending ending ending ending ending ending A game based on a branching scenario VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
  10. 10. What is the added value? Realism Higher control & responsibility Strengthened sense of attachment VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
  11. 11. Do adults learn better? Simulation of real-life (grey areas) Self-assessment (trial and error) High replayability (application of knowledge) VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June
  12. 12. Did it work? VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Empathy Questioning Active listening Feedback Clarify & confirm Communication skills improvement 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 How do you rate this training experience? Would you advise your colleagues to use the game-based training service? Serious games in training
  13. 13. Thank you! Dr. Nikos Tsianos EXELIA tsianos@exelia.gr VocTEL Conference 2015, Athens, 17-18 June

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