Why Games are important in learning
Games are a great learning aid. We have all played them on our phones and tablets for fun from Scrabble to Tetris like games. We like them even more when there is an element of competition and a leader board. We all want to be at the top!
We naturally like a challenge, a reward and recognition when we play a game – it’s only human nature.
That’s why Bite Size are designing games for learning, that appeal to all, yet also ensure there is a learning outcome and a business goal is achieved.
Our first games are based around the CORE Microsoft Office applications staff need to use everyday – Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook with a random 15 questions being served up from a pool of 39. The questions are from our Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced courses, with some from our Learning Tips too. We have just added our new Teams game to help raise awareness of using Teams as a collaborative communication tool within Office365.
All designed to encourage familiarity with our courses, content and navigation. There is a league table available which adds another element of achievement, and encourages ‘competition’ amongst colleagues.
New games are being designed too. Snakes and Ladders for Computer Fundamentals – Computer Essentials, Security Essentials, Online Essentials, Word Processing and Spreadsheets, all based on the ECDL syllabus – ideal for schools and colleges, or those studing towards ECDL. There’s a Spin the Wheel for Personal Development too. Our customers have the ability to create their own games, based on their own internal courses. It doesn’t have to be just Microsoft Office or Personal Development.
Bite Size are also exploring the idea around Badges to also fulfil the motivational need of ‘achievement’ and Bronze, Silver and Gold themes to drive ‘status’ and success.
After all, learning should be, and of course can be, lots of fun and with Bite Size that’s exactly what it is.
For companywide multiple licences, we have some great company discount packages available. For individual licences, you can go to our online shop for immediate access.
Bite Size is a Training Organisation specialising in Microsoft Office training and committed to delivering a blended learning approach in today’s busy and diverse workplace. Our solutions cover an Online Digital Library, Face-to-Face Workshops and Virtual Classrooms, all tailored to the individual needs of your organisation. We are committed to growth, and always looking for new flexible solutions for our customers. That’s why we now deliver Personal Development and Microsoft Office course together via our online learning library using the same micro-learning / bite size methodology.