Simutech Multimedia’s new 3D training system borrows several gamification concepts to make learning more engaging for users. One of them is Simutech Multimedia’s scoreboard feature, where users can track their progress in real-time to get a detailed assessment of their performance as they complete different faults.
The new scoreboard also connects to the reporting module, which admins can then use to see how well users are doing. If you would like to learn more about how this works, be sure to read our previous blog post on the reporting module. For this post, our focus will be on the scoreboard and explaining how it can benefit your training program.
Importance of gamification in learning
Over the years studies have shown that gamification is one of the most effective ways to deliver training in any context. It enables learners to learn information faster, and with greater depth than passive learning methods like presentations or training manuals. When gamified elements are added to training, motivation also climbs up to 83%, and boredom drops to just 10%.
Gamification even affects how learners relate to others in the workplace. In a 2018 study, 81% of people mentioned that gamification provided a sense of belonging and purpose in the workplace.
The same study was conducted in 2019, and the numbers were just as high. This time around 87% of learners said that gamification was beneficial to their sense of purpose in the workplace.
Why scoreboards work
Clearly, gamification is an essential part of delivering effective training in the workplace. And that’s why scoreboards work. They give users a sense of progression, which motivates them to continue practicing and improving on their past performance.
It’s the same reason you might play a video game repeatedly until you beat your high score. By giving learners instant feedback on their performance, they’ll be more likely to stay engaged.
Simutech Multimedia’s scoreboard feature
When we created our scoreboard feature, we wanted to create something that would be easy to understand for both the learner and administrators. We identified a few key metrics that could be used to get an overall picture of each learner’s strengths and weaknesses and included them in the scoreboard. Let’s take a look at each one in more detail.
The score shows the total number of points earned in the training module. A high score indicates that the learner knows how to solve a wide range of electrical faults.
Indicates achievements earned. These are based on the level of difficulty, the number of faults completed, and the score. There are five key achievements that users can unlock: basic, intermediate, advanced, genius, and master. You can use them to identify the best troubleshooters in your team quickly.
Faults attempted, faults solved, and percentage solved
The faults attempted value shows the number of fault attempts in the training module. A fault is started once the user clicks begin on the work order. But that only tells you one part of the story. To find out a learner’s effectiveness, you’ll need to look at the ratio of the faults attempted to faults solved to get the percentage of faults solved correctly.
These two values (faults solved and percentage solved) are included in the scoreboard — a higher rate of solved faults indicates that the learner fixed the majority of issues listed in the work order.
Safety, Accuracy, Efficiency and Skill Rating
In the scoreboard, you’ll also find three boxes showing the learner’s average safety score, accuracy, and efficiency as a percentage. These three values can help you get a more detailed understanding of each learner’s performance.
In the screenshot above, this learner got a score of 44%, 49%, and 29% on safety, accuracy, and efficiency. So while they’re relatively good at solving faults safely and accurately, they are not very efficient, which means that they could end up costing your organization more money than necessary during time-critical downtime events. In addition, looking at the skill rating value can also let you know the learner’s average score per fault.
Try the scoreboard
You can try out the new scoreboard by upgrading to the new 3D training system. For information, contact us at [email protected]