704 Game Changer: Playing Your Way Through Niche or Dry Content
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 27
Games and Gamification
We’ve all had it happen—your employees did the compliance training, the required certification, the new content module, etc.—but a week later you realize that they retained nothing. Companies often overlook content that begs to be gamified—the very niche, complex, or boring content. Your new-hire orientations, compliance training, and required or annual certifications that your employees complete because they have to are the exact training that require your gamification investment to ensure the content isn’t glossed over and that your employees actually learn and retain the content and skills they need to succeed at work.
In this session, you’ll learn how a three-day PowerPoint lecture series for new-hire orientation was revitalized by gamifying the experience, leaving lasting impact on its learners and making waves in the field of learning and development. You’ll learn all the game elements that you need to take niche or dry content and turn it into engaging in-person or online games that your employees will talk about for months. You’ll walk away with ways to break major functions of your organization into a game that feels both approachable and grounded in reality. Design an unforgettable experience that will promote your learning objectives and have sustainable impact!
In this session, you will learn:
- Why gamification is so effective for making niche content accessible and engaging
- How to work with SMEs to tease out vital content
- About specific ways in which gamification cultivated empathy among participants for the work performed by their colleagues
- About game design elements that break down silos across the organization and enable people to see how their specific role impacts others across the company
Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
Technology discussed in this session:
Articulate Storyline 2 and Microsoft SharePoint.
Marci Morford is a learning strategist and leads MarSea Consulting, which builds custom training for companies that have outgrown their startup phase and are ready for streamlined, scalable, efficient training. She develops programs based on business goals, with laser focus on the ROI that growing companies require. Marci is also the director of programs of ATD Puget Sound, where she is currently overhauling traditional monthly lectures into a series of learning games, workshops, and parties. Marci writes for TD Magazine and won DemoFest at DevLearn 2017 (Best of Show - Non-Vendor) with the immersive, blended-learning onboarding game she developed for a global health non-profit.
Learning & Development Specialist
Miranda Greenberg is a learning and development specialist at SightLife. She is a young L&D professional who’s already made a splash in the industry as the subject of a TD magazine article, “A Vision for Growth,” in 2016. Miranda combines her natural design talents with an innate sense of innovation to create learning experiences that drive results. She builds impactful training programs with stunning eLearning experiences and engaging instructor-led training. With a background in global health and medical anthropology, Miranda constantly seeks out new ways to impact lives around the world.