This article was originally written by the CyberNews Team and posted on CyberNews.
One of the companies specializing in gamified education is Attensi. Using gaming mechanics, Attensi’s training solutions drive engagement, positive behavior change, and increased knowledge, all in a safe-to-fail environment. With product solutions featuring competitive elements from the gaming industry – such as earning points on completion, collecting awards, and competing against colleagues on a leaderboard – users are motivated to master new skills.
To find out more, Cybernews invited Øyvind Hvidsten, gamification expert and principal security engineer at Attensi, to give us the lowdown on gamified simulation training, why it’s a game changer for learning and development, and his top cybersecurity tips.
Let’s go back to the very beginning. What has the journey been like since your launch?
Coming from the gaming business, we had deep insight into both the technology and psychology of what makes engaging and fun gaming experiences. We wanted to make these capabilities available to everyone in corporate learning and development by developing the best no-code platform out there for simulation-based learning.
We’ve been doing this for eight years now, growing bigger every year with even more successful, global clients like Circle K, Accenture, and Novartis. Our team is now 250-strong across Oslo, London, Cologne, and Boston.
Can you introduce us to your gamified simulation training solutions? What are its key features?
Gamified simulation training is what happens when you bring together sophisticated gaming mechanics, some of the best writers and designers, and human psychology.
The modern alternative to traditional training, your team will immerse themselves in authentic scenarios, involving human interactions, realistic workplace processes, and systems. As in any other game, if they get things wrong, they can simply have another go.
Unlike more traditional learning methods, there’s nothing passive about gamified simulation training. This ground-breaking simulation approach is all about taking an active role in learning and development.