The e-learning industry is increasingly influenced by the concept of ‘gamification’. This is the application of competitive gaming in a learning environment.
Thanks to our GDPR Challenge E-learning Game, you can now reap the benefits of gamification when training your staff on their data protection obligations.
The idea behind the game is to make lessons more engaging than standard e-learning. Courses are interactive, learners get immediate feedback and everyone has an added reason to perform well.
What you’ll learn by playing
Our GDPR Challenge E-learning Game contains a variety of data protection problems across a range of business scenarios. It covers topics such as:
- Sharing personal data across the organisation;
- Dealing with data subject consent;
- Managing DSARs (data subject access requests);
- Establishing the scope of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance across international borders; and
- Dealing with personal data erasure and access permissions.
The benefits are backed by science
Performing well in a game has similar satisfying effects to watching a funny film or working out.
That’s because playing games releases endorphins in our brains. These are the same chemicals that we receive when we laugh, exercise and relieve stress.
But it’s not just about making learners feel better. Gamification also helps:
- Engage people who learn differently
People learn in different ways; some are able to read or listen to information and retain it, whereas others learn better when they interact with the material.
Regular staff awareness training caters to the former, but training games help the other type of learner by providing a stimulating, interactive experience.
- Demonstrate real-world applications of concepts
What you’re taught in a classroom can sometimes feel like abstract concepts, rather than lessons that apply to your everyday work experience.
Gaming helps bridge that gap by putting you in real-world scenarios and giving you problems to solve, thus ensuring that you’re capable of putting theory into practice.
- Create an added incentive to do well
Many people are naturally competitive, so they’ll want to perform well in a game. This is particularly true if there is a reward for finishing among the top in your organisation.
The competitive element is also likely to spur on those who want to avoid performing badly, especially if there is a publicly accessible leader board where employees can see how they’ve fared against their colleagues.
This game is suitable for any industry but uses key sectors such as hospitality, marketing, banking, international shipping and healthcare as the basis for its real-life compliance challenges.