Inculcating the habit of studying in students is never an easy feat. It is sometimes tougher if the course is online, mainly because the term ‘self-paced’ comes into play. And an electronic device can be quite distracting as well. If the motivation isn’t strong enough, then studying is ineffective and reinforces a negative connotation.
Using games as a means of teaching is a technique that was initially adopted for the much younger age groups, like kindergarten. However, its effectiveness and importance have come to light in the last few years, driving educational institutions to inculcate it into curriculum spanning all ages. It is yet to see as much progress in e-Learning though.
WordPress offers hundreds of plugins for multiple functionalities, but one that allows e-Learning courses to add games to their syllabus is still rather new and unique.
The Wisdm Games for WordPress plugin does just this. It aims to alter traditional online courseware by letting course creators include games instead of ‘tests’ and ‘exams’ for more interactive learning.
About Wisdm Games for WordPress
Wisdm Games for WordPress allows online course creators to add fun and challenging games throughout the course for students to play. This removes the reluctance that tests and exams induce in students.
Through Wisdm Games, students can move up levels by answering questions correctly, and get rewards or incentives for doing well!
Games can be centered around various subject topics, which will encourage students to study.
Let’s take a look at the features of the Wisdm Games plugin.
Wisdm Games is completely compatible with LearnDash. If your e-Learning website uses LearnDash, then you can integrate this plugin very easily.
Wisdm Games offers 3 main game types – Crossword, Hangman, and Millionaire. You can include any or all of these games into your course and set up levels and rewards accordingly. The plugin also allows you to create limitless games within the main game. You can create as many levels and topics as you please.
Easy Import/Export of Questions
Importing or exporting the questions and answers created in a game, in a CSV format, can be done instantly. The dashboard is very easy to understand and use.
You can set a limit on game levels and the number of attempts, increase the difficulty, create a rewards system for progress, create categories and set multiple parameters for the games.
To add questions from the All Questions tab to the chosen game, the admin can select the questions, drag and drop them. The same can be done for rearranging questions.
You can dynamically search for questions in any tab – a specific game, category, or All Questions.
The overall plugin interface is easy to navigate and use. There are clear sections that are self-explanatory, and you don’t need to search through various menus to find what you need. The questions dashboard is detailed, and questions can be deleted, added, moved to a game, or edited. Creating games is easy using the games dashboard. You can set the number of questions, levels, attempts, etc. from there. The games dashboard is comprehensive and comes with a built-in shortcode for every game. Importing questions in CSV format can be done by selecting questions and exporting them.
How to Get Wisdm Games for WordPress?
To download, install, and use the Wisdm Games for WordPress plugin, all you need to do is purchase, install, and activate it on your WordPress website. Voila! You are all set! For information on how to use the plugin, there is a detailed Installation and User Guide and extensive documentation on the website.
Wisdm Games for WordPress attempts to add a positive competitive spirit to learning. Games are the best way to engage students; the feeling of winning something because of self-knowledge and intelligence is the ultimate incentive for youngsters (and adults alike).
One of the first plugins that bases its intention on this psychology, Wisdm Games is perfect for creating an engaging, yet knowledge-providing environment!