Gamified E-Learning


Gaming is a feature of modern life: 8 in 10 adults between 16 and 65 years old play video games ranging from sophisticated online multiplayers through to simple phone apps.

What's more, it's good for you. Research shows that the choices made by gamers improve creativity, decision making and perception.

What if you could replicate these benefits in your training? What if you could deliver that training without asking employees to travel or spend significant time out of the business? What if your training budget could afford it?

Let's play...

The modules

Our modules use experiential learning techniques and game theory to maximise engagement and knowledge retention. Modules include handling a disciplinary hearing, managing grievances and investigations and successful performance management.

Each session is a separate story with animated characters, with whom the user interacts as in a video game.

The user works through common 'red flag' situations and is asked to decide how they would deal with them. The individual decisions made by each user shape the outcome of their module. Having identified and responded to these issues during the module managers can seek to avoid similar pitfalls in real life; reducing both legal risk and cost.

What the users say

"This engaging and innovative tool gives our line managers the confidence to make good decisions without exposing our business to risk. It also has the useful side effect that they recognise when they should get HR involved!"
Raminder Grewal, formerly Head of HR, Coral Racing

"Cutting edge ideas combined with stimulating learning for hard pressed managers that is immediately applicable to their day to day roles".
Perry Timms, Independent Practitioner and CIPD Social Media Adviser

"User experience is paramount and Gowling WLG's employment team has created an innovative and focused approach to e-learning."
Tim Carter, formerly In-House Counsel at Martin McColl


Highly Commended in the Future of Legal Services category at Legal Week's Legal Innovation Awards 2015.

Shortlisted for Best client-facing use of digital media at the Lawyer Business Leadership Awards 2015.

What does it look like?

Jemma O'Reilly, a principal associate in the employment team, provides an overview of the product in our Save Time & Money: Play More Games video on YouTube.


  • Reduced legal risk, litigation and cost.
  • Managers identify common pitfalls and make better decisions.
  • Short sessions to maximise retention and minimise training time.
  • Access to standalone materials as instant refreshers.
  • Detailed reporting and learning insight.
  • Integration with existing platforms for seamless access.
  • Fast and effective delivery across multiple locations and devices.

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