What we’re hearing . . . “Participants are not engaging virtually like they do in person.“
What we’re building . . . A cloud based platform to deliver digital games for virtual meetings and classrooms.
Virtual Game, Activities and Training Environment (V-GATE) is a series of games designed to facilitate virtual meeting engagement. How? Brief, engaging, face-to-face interactive learning games are delivered in virtual webinar and classroom environments, transforming physical learning interactions into virtual learning interactions. The games are based on successful, engaging face-to-face classroom game experiences. V-GATE is currently in Alpha development.
The Participant Experience
- Real-time interactions with other learners
- Engages participation immediately, as participants focus on the game experience
- Elegant animations (such as flipping cards), creates a more realistic experience
- Leaderboard with real time scoring fosters a competitive atmosphere
- Participants launch the browser-based games via a URL
Basic Administrative Platform Components
- Create games and customize game elements with images and text
- Group players and password protect game play
- Copy games to create more and different versions
- See game results including length of games played, individual and teams scores
Threat Assessment: Presented with a complex scene, the goal is to identify elements within it, make decisions and selections within time constraints. Great for information and cyber security.
Role Play/Scenario: Facilitates role play exercises. Helps develop communication and critical thinking skills. Used for sales training, team building, leadership development, customer service, contingency planning.
Ice Breaker: Encourages conversation and creates connections. Provides a sense of “knowing” who else is in the virtual meeting.
Additional Planned Games
Sequence: Players work together to place cards in the correct sequence. Visual reinforcement of proper sequence of a process. Checks understanding of the right steps in the right order. Points out misunderstandings in order of steps. Works for any chronological order content.
Sort: This game helps individuals learn and reinforce categories and concepts and encourages discussions. It is an effective method to point out similarities and differences in features, functionality, and traits. It can be used to sort leadership traits, and allows learners to gain insights into their strengths and weaknesses.
Matrix: Provides a fast-paced, focused effort and classifying features and functionalities of various products. Generates rich discussions about what feature or functionality goes in what column and row. The matrix is built by the players providing, rich recall and understanding.
Board Game: Traditional board game with two teams. Provides fast-paced method to review material covered in training. Reinforcement of key concepts. Highlights group or content area that learners are not understanding.
Early Adopters Program
- One year of access.
- Access to all new games released for one year from start of contract.
- Up to 10 concurrent games.
- Direct input into product (feedback considered for incorporation into platform)