Serious Games for Learning
Research shows that people learn more deeply when they are highly engaged with their subject matter, especially by being voluntarily immersed in it rather than forced to endure it.
Modern immersive tools like simulations and games promote so called deep learning. There are many exciting, fun, and educational ways to train and inform people and games can play a central part in modern learning. The use of interactivity and simulation gives rise to a range of creative methods that can be used to engage people and assist them in understanding issues relevant to their industry. There are 3 main potential uses for games:
- Assessing ability
- Testing the impact of education
By incorporating gaming into a training program, users find their educational experience to be much more enjoyable, and therefore more memorable. Games used in this manner are referred to as serious games or learning games.
Serious games and simulations let people explore and learn about subjects, scenarios, and environments while giving them the freedom to interact with things in new and interesting ways. These experiences reinforce learning, encourage completion of material, promote repeat use, and encourage word-of-mouth publicity of the experience.