As we move closer to a time when virtual worlds, 3D gaming, and
other simulations will inundate the training environment, we need
to examine exactly why games are beneficial and why they work as
training tools to boost performance and develop critical skills.
Because motivation is critical to any successful learning
experience, one of the key questions any good instructional
desinger should ask before developing a course is, "what's in it
for the learner?" If the learner does not have a desire to learn
the information, most approaches will fail.
One of the most prevalent ways to motivate a learner is to make
learning fun by creating an environment where students become
enthralled with the content and engaged in the learning process.