A ‘game’ for L&D Specialists
E-learning has transformed significantly since 2020. I recently consulted my favourite ‘Oracle,’ ChatGPT, for insights into global e-learning trends and the specific challenges it faces. Here’s some of what I discovered:
The challenges in e-learning are multifaceted, including the critical aspects of ensuring learner engagement and motivation, maintaining the quality of online courses, and addressing the digital divide.
Learner Engagement and Motivation:
A fundamental hurdle in e-learning involves sustaining learner engagement and motivation. The absence of face-to-face interactions can make it difficult for learners to remain focused and committed to their online courses. In response, instructors and course designers are deploying various strategies. These include incorporating interactive content, employing gamification techniques, and encouraging peer collaboration, all aimed at enhancing engagement and motivation.
Isolation and Lack of Social Interaction:
E-learning can often be an isolating experience, particularly for remote learners who miss out on the interpersonal interactions with instructors and peers that traditional classroom settings provide. This isolation can lead to feelings of loneliness and detachment. To address this challenge, several e-learning platforms have introduced discussion forums, live virtual classrooms, and social learning features to stimulate interaction and collaboration among learners.”
While this is limited to 2021 due to ChatGPT’s own limitations, it’s still true today.
Traditional e-learning modules are notorious for being monotonous. It’s common for learners to lose focus, which can hinder the learning experience. This is where microlearning and gamification come into play as emerging trends. Learners are increasingly motivated by the prospect of quick achievements and the recognition of their progress. E-learners proudly share their newly acquired certifications on professional platforms like LinkedIn. However, it’s essential to consider whether these accomplishments truly translate into meaningful learning. Many online training modules remain passive and fail to promote active, experiential learning, especially for soft-skills.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have VR serious games. These offer a complete immersion experience but come with logistical challenges, such as managing a ‘fleet’ of VR goggles.
At Beyönd, we’ve developed a groundbreaking hybrid solution, and today, we’re thrilled to introduce ‘INNERSCAPE’—a free game designed specifically for L&D specialists and anyone interested in exploring the depths of their subconscious in an engaging and interactive way.
In ‘INNERSCAPE,’ you awaken within your subconscious mind, confronted with the task of piecing together your forgotten identity through introspection. This unique ‘game’ showcases the incredible possibilities achievable without the need for high-end graphical processing units (GPUs). It offers a 3D immersive environment, interactive videos that weave a compelling narrative, brain-teasing riddles, and the opportunity to create a complete self-profile, complete with achievements.
While the inaugural episode is intended for solo play, we have exciting plans to facilitate connections between subconscious minds, thereby fostering a vibrant community of interconnected thinkers.
This first episode of ‘INNERSCAPE’ is designed to take approximately 20 minutes to complete. During this time, you’ll be fully engrossed in solving riddles and exploring various content formats. Just like an adventure game, you’ll need to interact with multiple elements, each offering a piece of the puzzle needed to progress. The content is delivered in diverse ways, including text, PDFs, interactive videos, QR codes, audio, and more. If there’s a specific content format you need that isn’t already included, we can implement it to meet your requirements.
While ‘INNERSCAPE’ is positioned as a game, its adaptable model extends to real-world team-building and learning opportunities. Whether it’s an individual player or an entire team collaborating to navigate through the levels, our Beyönd platform provides a unique and engaging online escape room experience for learning. For organisations interested in a tailored experience, we can integrate your existing Learning Management System (LMS) to manage player achievements seamlessly in any desired environment and context.
We invite you to embark on this thrilling adventure today. The time you spend immersed in ‘INNERSCAPE’ will be focused and captivating, requiring your full concentration to unlock its mysteries. Just like any adventure, you’ll click on various objects, each revealing a part of the information needed to progress. With its rich content diversity, including text, PDFs, interactive videos, QR codes, and audio, ‘INNERSCAPE’ promises a learning experience unlike any other.
Visit https://beÿond.games to start your inner adventure.
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While team-building is one facet of what we offer at Beyönd, we specialise in creating captivating and engaging learning experiences. Reach out to us, and we’ll be delighted to unveil the exciting possibilities waiting for you (with or without AI material).