Analysing Gamified Learning Results

Posted by

Simon Truckle

on 07 Dec 2023

Our Christmas Challenge demonstrates the process of engaging with employees on serious topics with gamification whilst collecting data to improve workplace compliance.

Compliance hero challenge

The 2023 Christmas Compliance Challenge has had a fantastic response, with hundreds of compliance and learning professionals competing. Players identified potential regulatory issues faced by Santa & Co. in a challenge that contains some very serious compliance lessons for businesses.

We've gathered over 6,500 responses from participants, and 79% answered correctly (3% more than in 2022). This year's challenge saw a reshuffle in the topics featured - we traded an information security question for an AML one, which is a topic most seem competent given the results coming through.

So far, 13% of participants have achieved a perfect score. From analysing responses, we have noticed some worrying trends.

Most of those getting questions wrong (18% out of 20%) were confident in their incorrect answers. This means that not only were they wrong - but they were also convinced they were right!

Some areas highlighted have greater risks at this time of year, making these of particular concern. Mirroring last year's results, players still struggle to answer questions correctly about health and safety, discrimination, fraud, and social media. Worse still, these were also the areas where people were confidently incorrect. This raises red flags for some key training areas needed.

However, competition law, information security and modern slavery were areas where players received almost perfect results, followed by AML. So, through games, it is also possible to see where your team's strengths lie.

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

Christmas Compliance Challenge 2023

Game Results 2023

  • 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

Christmas Compliance Challenge 2022

The game results from last year highlight that the same areas crop up each year.

game results 2022

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

What is gamified learning?

Gamified learning has helped many of our customers identify strengths and weaknesses and a 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 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. They are a fun and engaging learning tool with a serious purpose.

Confidence levels

Following the completion of a pre-course assessment, we thoroughly evaluate the scores and make adjustments, whether it be adapting, removing, or repurposing the content on a particular topic. This guarantees that employees receive exactly the information they need to know, while also providing the business with the assurance that all individuals have received proper training.

By implementing an intelligent learning approach, the time it takes for a new starter to complete a course can be reduced from 20 minutes to approximately eight minutes for a more experienced employee. This not only saves valuable time and money but also brings satisfaction to both new starters and senior managers.


How gamified learning improves learning outcomes

  • Driving behavioural change
    Catch your employees' attention with a gamified approach to create awareness of key risks and build a culture of compliance in your organisation.
  • Boosting knowledge retention
    Help your employees remember what they've learned in their training by applying their knowledge in a competitive setting.
  • Improving employee assessments
    Separate assessments from training conducted days, weeks or months earlier to understand the long-term impact of the training.
  • Highlighting competency gaps
    Use in-depth diagnostics to assess compliance risks by department, manager or area and then close the gaps with specifically targeted content.

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

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Want to learn more about Gamified Learning?

We've created a comprehensive Gamified Learning roadmap to help you navigate the compliance landscape, supported by compliance courses on the various topics covered in our serious games.

We also have 100+ free compliance training aids, including assessments, best practice guides, checklists, desk aids, eBooks, games, posters, training presentations and even e-learning modules!

Finally, the SkillcastConnect community provides a unique opportunity to network with other compliance professionals in a vendor-free environment, priority access to our free online learning portal and other exclusive benefits.

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