November 29, 2019
EdApp’s forthcoming LMS Leaderboard feature is a new way for L&D professionals to incentivise learning. Whether it’s dealing with individuals, user groups or collections of groups, this addition to EdApp’s gamification feature-set will drive learners to higher scores when performing their training. Top performers will be able to see their achievements elevate them above colleagues while low performers will be motivated to do better.
LMS Leaderboards improve learning outcomes. They create a sense of competition among learners and inspire high performers to perform better: getting a better score or improved time. They can also inspire weaker performers by highlighting who’s letting the side down.
The system can potentially work alongside EdApp’s prizing mechanic to reward top performers with instant prizes. Whereas other prizing features offer learners the opportunity to win through features like the ‘Spin-the-Wheel’ mechanic, the prizing in Leaderboards allows Account Managers to directly award prizes to winners (without the element of chance).
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Leaderboards also allow account admins to track the learning activity of individuals and groups in parallel to EdApp’s existing analytics suite. For instance, by dividing a workforce into regional ‘teams’ it’s immediately evident which learners might need more of a push – in such a case, EdApp’s new Push Notification feature can give them all an instant nudge.
The ability to track the progress of themselves and peers incentivises learners to check the App on a daily basis: whether it’s to push for better learning results for themselves or to encourage colleague ‘team mates’ to complete their courses and not let the side down.
Results are based upon points earned every month/quarter/year and the best score for each lesson attempted by a learner over this time period. This methodology has proven to have positive effects on programme engagement.
The most effective prizes include a large group incentive – such as a shared getaway – or multiple small prizes which offer instant gratification – such as food or coffee vouchers. You can read more on prize psychology, here.
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Daniel Brown is a senior technical editor and writer that has worked in the education and technology sectors for two decades. Their background experience includes curriculum development and course book creation.