A New Way Forward: Game-Based Online Training Added

DID YOU KNOW? New research now shows that organizations using video games to train employees end up with smarter, more motivated workers who learn more and forget less.

A University of Colorado Denver Business School study found those trained on video games do their jobs better, have higher skills and retain information longer than workers learning in less interactive, more passive environments.

“Companies have been designing video games for employees for years but so far it has all been done on a hunch. They suspected the games helped but they could never actually prove it,” said Traci Sitzmann, PhD, assistant professor of management at the Business School whose study will be published in the winter edition of Personnel Psychology. “We now know video games work, and we know why they work.” Learn more here

Check out the three new online continuing education gaming courses provided by SEIU 775 Training Partnership, below:

TITLE: Ergonomics: Home Care Aide and Consumer Safety

Course Description: In this course you will learn about the importance of ergonomics – proper body mechanics – and how to work smarter to ensure your safety, as well as that of consumers.

TITLE: Nutrition: Creating Healthy and Balanced Meals for Consumers

Course Description: In this course you will learn the nutritional benefits and characteristics of different food groups so you can better support Consumers with balanced and healthy menus.

TITLE: Supporting Consumer Mobility and Health

Course Description: This course will help HCAs become familiar with different kinds of physical activities to support Consumer mobility

 


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25 comments on “A New Way Forward: Game-Based Online Training Added

  1. I cant wait to try out this new learning tool. I think this is going to be a much more effective way of training. Im so excited to see what is offered.

  2. Edith Cookie B Shapiro says:

    This is a great idea. Sign me up. I have learned about so much. I want to learn more. Thanks

  3. Christal Lewis says:

    I THINK ITS JUST AS IMPORTANT FOR INDIVIDUAL PARENT PROVIDERS TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CONTINUING EDUCATION. THEY THEMSELVES AND THEIR CHILDREN ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AND WOULD BENEFIT IN THE CARE OF THEMSELVESAND THEIR CHILDREN. ESPECIALLY SINGLE PARENTS WHO ARE CARING FOR THEIR CHILDREN. I HAVE A CHILD WHO HAS 7 DISABILITIES AND BECAUSE I WOKED 2 OR 3 JOBS AND WENT TO SCHOOL FOR PSYCHOLOGY ON MY LUNCH HOURS UNTIL I WAS 31. I AM NO LONGER ABLE TO PHYSICALY OR MENTALLY ABLE TO TAKE A JOB OUT SIDE THE HOME. MY SON HAS NOT SINCE HE WAS VERY YOUNG HAD A CAREGIVER OUTSIDE THE FAMILY. HE IS 26 NOW. IVE EVEN TRIED TAKING THE ONLINE COURSES PAYING FOR THEM AND BEING DENIED THE OPPORTUNITY. TO TAKE THEM. EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE THEM AND BE ABLE TO HAVE THE SAME KNOWLEDGE OF LEVEL OF CARE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR CHILDREN….

  4. I can’t wait till this gets started too, sounds like fun! I wish we could keep taking training/playing games like this, even when we’ve met all the requirements. It would be very nice to be able to have access to all our previous classes, so we could stay brushed up on our skills.

    Till then, let the games begin! ^_^

  5. I WOULD NOT be interested in ‘Game- Base Online Training’. Leave the classes alone. As for me, as a caregiver, I have to have the time to take care of my sister/consumer and NOT more time on the computers or running around to different places to find where they are teaching these classes. I just hope if you go though with these Game-Base-Videos Online Training, those that don’t want to take them, can OPT OUT!

  6. Tiffany West says:

    I am interested in trying out these games for my contining education courses….it will make it more interesting.

  7. Since I live so far away from training, I am hoping I can do my 30 hours required for my job online so I won’t have to travel. It would be nice to be able to do it in my own time, and have fun, too! 😉

  8. Johnnie Lehmann says:

    I really appreciate the online continuing education classes. I’m looking forward to taking some of the online gaming classes. Sounds very interesting!

  9. The idea of online games used in training and continuing education is a good one. I have loved having access to online ed. for the last 4 or5 years. Last September I played all 3 of the games mentioned. However the games did not live up to my not very high expectations. They were poorly explained, had Neanderthal graphics, froze often, and generally didn’t work. Of the three the mobility game was the best, the nutrition game could barely BE called a beta test. It was ridiculously buggy, and forced me to make meals that seemed illogical in the name of points, not nutrition. I hope that these move from beta versions soon, because the ideas are good.

  10. Sara McCaslin says:

    Hi Laura!

    Thank you so much for this important feedback on the game-style CEs. We are sharing your feedback directly with our curriculum team so that they can improve future courses. Any exciting new course style is only valuable if it works for you. Thank you again for sharing your experience and please keep letting us know about how we can improve our services!

    Best,

    Sara McCaslin – Communications Program Lead

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