Find out how real companies are already gamifying corporate learning
Gay Lea foods, a large Canadian dairy cooperative, was on a mission to accelerate the development of its elected directors and delegates. It sought an engaging way of empowering them to enhance their skills, so it built a series of interactive courses designed to make learning as fun and intuitive as possible. The series featured a fictional dairy cooperative called Dombridge Dairy Farmers that was populated with avatars representing the dairy executives and board members. Interacting with the avatars allows Gay Lea Foods’ learners to experience a realistic simulation of the actual scenarios they could experience in their particular roles.
UK-based professional education company Kaplan Financial (part of U.S.-based Kaplan Inc.) specializes in helping accountancy and tax students achieve high-stakes qualifications (the make-or-break kind), servicing both large and small employers, major accountancy firms, and individual learners. Its ongoing challenge is improving upon how it helps its learners achieve exam success. That led the organization to implement a gamified learning platform for one of its clients. The platform combined a points-based leaderboard and a badging system to award academic performance, mobilize learner success, and encourage behaviors well-suited to achieving exam success. As the platform gained traction among learners, Kaplan soon discovered that it had potentially unlocked a hidden level of performance—progress. So it decided to take its gamification platform to the next level with a modern learning platform.