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Analyzing Gamified Learning Results

Posted by

Simon Truckle

on 14 Dec 2020

Fun Gamified Learning with Serious Results

Our Christmas Compliance Challenge shows how we can engage employees on serious topics with gamification and also collect data to improve workplace compliance.

We've had a fantastic response to our second Christmas Compliance Challenge with hundreds of compliance and learning professionals competing. It takes you through a journey at Santa & Co's operations. But it's not just festive fun. It contains some very serious regulatory compliance lessons for businesses.

Participants were asked tens of thousands of questions. They answered 80% correctly and over 10% achieved a perfect score. Scores improved slightly versus last year, but we could see some worrying trends had continued.


The vast majority of those getting questions wrong (18% of the total) were confident in their incorrect answers. So, not only were they wrong - they were convinced they were right!

Discrimination, harassment, responsible use of social mediahealth and safety were once again areas where players struggled to answer correctly. Worse still, these were also the areas where people were confidently incorrect. That's some big training red flags! Remember that some of these areas become a bigger compliance risk around Christmas too.

But it's not all doom and gloom. Some areas were near perfect, including competition law, modern slavery and information security. So these games also show when you are getting it right!

This festively themed game was built using exactly the same learning technology that we use to gamify training for our customers. We used the same SCORM that we use to create games to drive staff engagement and generate valuable learning insights.

Christmas Compliance Challenge Results Summary


  • Dark green - answered confidently and correctly
  • Light green - correct answers but not confident
  • Dark red - answered confidently but incorrectly
  • Light red - answered incorrectly and not confident

Note: Skillcast is committed to confidentiality and personal data privacy. Hence here we only report on the aggregated results that are not regarded as personal data under the GDPR.

What is gamified learning?

Gamified learning has helped many of our customers to identify strengths and weaknesses as well as clear focus for future initiatives. If you'd like to learn more, we have a series of gamification blogs, case studies explaining how we helped Barclays, Société Générale and Royal Mail or and a gaming hub where you can try out one of our themed games.

Skillcast games present your employees with challenging propositions in a realistic context. Learners accept or reject each proposition with a click or swipe, losing lives for each incorrect answer and completing the game within a time limit. The are a fun and engaging learning tool with a serious purpose.

How gamified learning can improve learning outcomes

  • Driving behavioural change
  • Boosting knowledge retention
  • Improving employee assessments
  • Highlighting competency gaps

Isn't it time you added gamified learning to your compliance learning toolkit?

Gamified Learning Hub

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