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


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Founder and CEO, Sententia Gamification
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 works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think playfully to achieve uncommon results.

A gamification speaker and designer, Monica was repeatedly rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE from 2015-2020, and this year was recognized as #1 in the Most Influential Women in Gamification who have created a legitimate impact in the gamification industry.

Monica is the President of Sententia, Inc. and leads the company’s education and design projects at Sententia Gamification. She is also the Gamemaster of GamiCon (the international conferences for the gamification of learning) and Head of Faculty at the Gamification Academy.

She is the author of the books Lipstick Lessons, What Were You Thinking?, Totally Awesome Training Activities Guide: Put Gamification to Work for You, and co-author of Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences.

She is a graduate of Seton Hill with a BA in psychology, and The University of Houston-Victoria where she earned a Master’s Degree in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

Monica is hired for her skill as a gamification speaker and strategist and is considered at the top of her field in gamification design for corporate training and adult education.

When she is not busy changing learning with gamification, Monica can be found “researching” gameplay with her grandchildren.

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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