The Adult Learning Symposium is organised by the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL), a division of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) that facilitates the development of a Continuous Education and Training (CET) ecosystem. The event is held annually, and this year it was on the 10th and 11th of July. Last week, Sid Jain our Creative Director participated as a speaker and talked about “Learning how to play and use gamelets effectively – Challenges and strategies for creating engagement in training and skills development”.
Here’s an overview of what Sid talked about at the conference:
An increasing body of research is proving that game-based learning, scenario based learning, virtual worlds for training, just-in-training, etc can be extremely successful and powerful tools for skills development and training. However the current solutions are available to corporates only as a stand-alone, bespoke, rigid, large and cumbersome projects that make it difficult for Human Resources and learning, training teams to rationalise the use of such projects. This is possible with the use of a gamelet, a quick 5-10 min session that allows users to simulate a scenario in a virtual environment and get assessed immediately. All data and interaction is captured and easily presented for training and skills development purposes.