015 Harnessing the Power of Gamification and Micro-Learning with Jeff Sherman
Podcast | Posted On 26 July 2023 | Posted By AJ Roberts
There's a shift happening in the world of online education. Traditional models of lecture-based courses are making way for snappier, more actionable ways of learning. In our latest episode of "Paid To Create", we sat down with one of the pioneers of this transformative shift, Jeff Sherman. Sherman is a dynamic serial entrepreneur and founder of Numove, a revolutionary platform that gamifies online learning.
The Rise of Micro Learning
The core idea behind micro learning is simple but incredibly powerful: break down complex topics into small, bite-sized steps that learners can quickly understand and act upon. Jeff believes this approach not only increases completion rates but also deeply engages learners. "With micro learning, it's one action item. Like, if you have a fan page, move on to step two. If you don't, here's how you set it up. Go do it," he explains.
Gamification: The Game Changer
It's no secret that people love games. The sense of accomplishment, the rewards, the community – all these aspects inspire gamers to return again and again to the same experience. Jeff Sherman tapped into this sentiment and merged it with education. This infusion of competition, community, and incentives motivates learners to not just consume content but to take actionable steps towards their goals.
Sherman explores how he incorporated gaming aspects into Numove, like badges, points, and community rankings. The result? A vibrant online learning community where learners feel part of something bigger than themselves.
Balancing Tech and Personal Touch
While technological advancements like AI can play a crucial role in enhancing and personalizing the learning experience, Jeff emphasizes the irreplaceable value of personal interaction. Bots and AI can streamline processes, but genuine human feedback and interactions are vital in building long-lasting relationships and understanding customer preferences.
Sherman says, "People need feedback. They want to be part of something, want to be part of a team." This underscores why platforms like Newmove have been so successful. They blend the efficiency of tech with the warmth of human interaction.
Gamified Learning is the Future
As Elon Musk aptly puts it, "The more you can gamify learning, the better. The more that you can incentivize, the better." Our conversation with Jeff Sherman illuminates the way forward for online education and learning platforms. By focusing on user engagement, community building, and the perfect balance of technology with a personal touch, creators can revolutionize the world of online education
It's just about filling in the blanks with your own personal experiences, your own stories. If not, you're going to have a very bland course.
Dive into the full episode of "Paid To Create" to join Jeff Sherman in exploring how gamification and micro learning can be your tools to reshape the educational landscape. Don't miss out on this conversation that bridges the worlds of gaming and education in the most unexpected and powerful ways!