We are hardwired to try to make sense of our world through direct experience and stories. Our pre-frontal cortex is an experience simulator – it allows us to “put ourselves in another’s shoes” and perceive someone else’s experience as our own. This is a source of true “stickiness” – educators, psychologists, neuroscientist know this. So why do we put so much credibility on massive information dumps?
By combining the power of making decisions and facing consequences (game theory) related to those we know and respect (peer to peer storytelling) in the form of short engaging learning spurts (micro-learning) we generate the curiosity needed for true engagement. OntheJob is designed to help you tell your best stories well, and generate true engagement.
We are fueling a revolution.
I use OntheJob to get students to apply their learning to real problems they’ll encounter in the field, but won’t necessarily see in the labs. OntheJob Solo is a great engaging homework challenge for apprenticeship training…and I can create the scenarios myself! Can’t beat it.
OntheJob proved to be a useful tool used in secondary schools for demonstrating avalanche and backcountry safety through other people’s real experiences. Students enjoyed playing the game in teams and were fully engaged.