Fail to Learn! Training Techniques from the Lost Art of Trial and Error


Monica cornetti   monica cornetti
Founder and President, Sententia Inc.
Scott provence
Award-Winning Instructional Designer and Author
Webinar Recording Details
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  • Date and Time
    Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 8AM Pacific / 11AM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
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    $0 (Free)
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You have something important to teach people, but they're not paying attention. And surveys have shown that only 25% of course material actually improves learners’ performance. Why aren't people learning from or engaging with your coursework? Turns out, it's likely because you're not letting people fail enough. In this session, award-winning instructional designer Scott Provence discusses the surprising studies and research that shows how we actually learn more when we get things wrong.

You will:
  • Compare your rate of failure to world experts and innovators
  • Understand how failure-based courses can quadruple success rates
  • Learn a model for designing playful, "fail-safe" courses from the ground up

Perfect for designers, trainers, and L&D leaders, this session will give you the data and tools you need to improve any material, leveraging the effective and underutilized approach of trial and error.

About Monica Cornetti

Monica Cornetti, a celebrated gamification expert, leads Sententia, Inc., specializing in game-based learning for corporate training and adult education. Renowned as a top gamification speaker and strategist, Monica held the #1 spot in the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” from 2015-2020 and was named the #1 Most Influential Woman in Gamification in 2021 and 2022. She co-authored "Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences" and orchestrates the annual GamiCon International Conference for the Gamification of Adult Learning.

Monica holds a BA in Psychology and a Master's in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. When she is not busy changing learning with gamification, Monica can be found “researching” gameplay with her grandsons.

About Scott Provence

Scott Provence is an award-winning instructional designer and author. He has delivered programs throughout the U.S. and Canada, and built material for everyone from one of the world's largest private employers to the U.S. Department of Justice. Using a unique combination of instructional and game design, Scott's passion is turning expert-level concepts into engaging products for a general audience. He is the author of the new book, Fail to Learn: A Manifesto for Training Gamification.

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