Training Games and Activities

If you are confused by the apparently crazy numbers in front of the following two items, it is because we have been listing two reasons for using training games in each of the past 24 issues of the GameLetter. If you are curious, you can review the back issues.

51. Training games provide appropriate practice and feedback. The best way to acquire fluent mastery of most skills is to repeatedly practice appropriate behaviors and to receive immediate feedback. Many games transform drill practice activities into highly motivating contests that provide targeted practice and score points that are directly associated with increased competencies.

52. Training the new generation. New hires in our workplace come from the twitch-speed generation. They have been brought up playing video games and other types of activities. They have low tolerance for the slow-paced and passive learning approaches. Let’s meet their learning-style preferences by using training games whenever possible.