Game-based learning definitely has its advantages; there is no doubt that it's a great enabler to collaborative and social learning.
I thought it might be nice to share some examples of where game-based learning techniques have worked well in your learning solutions?
We've recently developed a piece of learning for HEINEKEN, which combines old and new game-based learning techniques to help new starters get up to speed. One of the most interesting parts of the project is a board game which is designed to encourage collaboration and competition between the sales team. We've also used elements of gaming in our learning portals, something as simple as a leaderboard can really help keep engagement levels high - this has been evident at Sky, who have now seen a 25% acceleration in time to target performance.
If anyone is interested we have produced a practical guide on game-based learning which features the Sky and HEINKEN case studies, which can be downloaded here: http://www.brightwave.co.uk/practical-guides/game-based-learning-de...