We are thrilled to announce that Pathways and RBC have been shortlisted by the Institute for Performance and Learning for our collaborative work in creating innovative gamified training simulations.
Earlier this year Pathways and RBC worked hard together to create a real-life gamified simulation that prepares new associates who are about to begin work in RBC branches. Gamification has been proven to increase learner engagement and knowledge retention, with 67% of students reporting that a gamified course was more motivating than a traditional course.
The solution created for this project is innovative in light of current industry practices as gamified simulations as a combined modality are not often developed for training. For example, studies show that:
- Only 38% of organizations are using simulations for training (Training Industry Report 2018, Training Industry Magazine) and
- Only 25% of organization are using gamification (The Gamification of Organizational Learning, American Management Association, January 2019, Carol Morrison).
There is litte (if any) documented cases of the use of gamified simulations being used (the two training methdologies being used together). This is what makes our work so unique and we were thrilled to learn our training submission has been qualified by the judges to proceed to the next stage for final judging! More updates to come shortly!