If Performance Isn’t Your Goal
Then any means are OK. You can play silly Serious Games – and worry about the Learners needing to learn things not related to their Performance Requirements. In an Enterprise Learning Context. Perhaps your learning context is different.
Can you say: Distractions?
Do you create Distractions?
Serious Games – are only Serious to me – if their focus is on learning what needs to be performed later.
Otherwise it’s simply Cognitive Overload – and a Major Distraction.
Focus On Performance
And enable that. Teach that. Have Learners Discover that.
And that will require an Analysis of the terminal Performance Competence Requirements – and the enabling Knowledge & Skills. And then design that focuses on that – and not the cool, hip Means to some other ends.
Or – why bother?
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