Advantages of LMS gamification
It motivates the learners to learn something. By increasing student engagement, you will enhance learning. More happy learners :-)
Learners are getting immediate feedback from their game. They know what they did wrong and can instantly correct the answers. It’s able to show you why you gave the incorrect answer and what the correct answer must be. This improves better recall and retention.
Who doesn’t like to get rewarded? For learners it may be an extra motivation to finish their game when they get rewarded. An example is that (if you have enough point) you are able to unlock the next level.
‘You are your own competitor.’ Learners are able to see their own results. You can set goals for yourself and each time you're playing the game, you try to be better than the last time. You can see your own results, but also compare your score to other learners. The game is on!
Better learning environment
Gamification helps creating real-life situations. This helps learners to make some subjects less abstract and more lively! In this way learners will have more empathy in a specific situation.
Different learning levels
It’s possible to learn at your own level. If you’re a fast learner, the game can be made more difficult for.
Disadvantages of LMS gamification
Although it challenges learners to be better and better, this could also have a downside to learners. There is always the pressure of being better than other learners.
Decrease of attention span
Gamified learning makes it possible to get instant feedback and makes everything go faster. Not every teaching method is as quick as gamified learning. Students may expect that from all parts of their education. This could decrease their attention span.
Gap between course material and games
There could be a huge gap between your course material and the games available on the market. With the uprising technology, this gap must become smaller and smaller by time :-) Read more about other LMS trends.
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History of LMS
The history of learning management systems is a short history. Learning management system (LMS) has become increasingly attractive in the past few years. Technical innovations have redefined the teaching learning process. It all started in 1924 by the invention of the teaching machine. Slowly more inventions came on the market. From that moment on one invention after the other invention was born. I can’t give you all invention of learning management systems, otherwise your head will explode. Just a short overview with the most significant inventions. I hope you will get a better understanding of the short history after reading this article :-)
Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning
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New technology is taking over the traditional classroom. This new system is called e-learning. E-learning can be divided into two categories: synchronous and asynchronous learning. Hopefully you will know the differences after reading this article :)
Importance and objectives of a learning management system
In today’s fast-paced work environment, organizations and companies need to keep their team up to speed with the latest trends and methods for each industry. How can you train your team effectively, and at a low cost? That’s possible with an LMS (Learning Management System).