GAMIFICATION IN AN LMS
Learner engagement is key to increasing continued usage, having learners return to the LMS, and essentially creating and fostering a learning culture within the organization.
Abara LMS has an easy-to-use gamification feature that acts as an extension to traditional post-training certificates. Abara LMS has the ability to associate learning material completions with badges, points, and peer linked leaderboards.
WHY DO YOU NEED GAMIFICATION IN AN LMS?
An LMS is used for a variety of audiences including:
Tenured team members
People who have worked with a variety of organizations before they join your organization
If you add age wise demographics to this mix, you will have everyone from Gen-X, Z, Baby Boomers, and everything in between.
Their views, motivation to start, continue, and complete learning is varied. One shoe does not fit all and while you may not need gamification to incentivize learners to come into the organizations LMS often to complete their learning, you do need it for a part of your organization.
Further, your LMS can be used for:
New hire training and onboarding
Compliance training for all
We do not suggest all courses and all audience groups need gamification, but choosing an LMS which allows you to tap into the reward centers of a learner’s mind to get them to get into the habit of learning is a good idea.
GAMIFICATION IN ABARA LMS
Abara LMS has taken a well-reasoned approach to gamification within an LMS. Less is more to ensure that you don’t trivialize serious compliance matters, alienate specific user groups, and more importantly, treat your learners with the respect that they deserve.
Beyond your traditional certificates within Abara LMS, which are suitable for some audience groups, we have included features to leverage three key aspects tied to human motivational dynamics:
Providing a sense of progress tied to shorter goals especially for longer courses and programs
Build learner confidence via reward (virtual or tied to real-world ones)
Provide an opportunity for recognition within their peer groups
Tap into their own sense of accomplishment
We have used a combination of the following methods to tap into learner engagement and motivation.
Badges: Virtual badges with custom graphics to align to your industry that a learner can get automatically by completing of a learning activity or manually given by a administrator or instructor.
Points: points associated with each badge so that the learner accumulates points with every progress made in earning badges.
Leaderboards: Points earned can accumulate and allow learners to go up any peer or group linked leaderboards create by the administrators – location, department, group, role or function.