CertainTeed Corp., Valley Forge, PA, says it is the first company to integrate new game-based learning technology into its online distance education courses throught the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA/CES).
CertainTeed is a three-time winner of the AIA Award of Excellence for Continuing Education, and was among the first to offer online courses and interactive exercises for AIA/CES credits.
Developed by CS Learning Solutions, the gaming technology will be used for interactive exercises that will test participants’ retention of course material. The games are scenario-driven, so that each user may experience a different outcome based on decisions they make in the course of their investigations. The proprietary online platform allows games to be scored on the fly with passing grades reported electronically to CertainTeed.
The game-based activities are designed to help participants retain more of what they learn, which will better prepare professionals to apply what they learn in their practice.
The first continuing education courses to incorporate gaming technology are Systems Approach to Designing a House: Part I, Systems Approach to Designing a House: Part II and Systems Approach to Designing a House: Part III, and can be found online at certainteed.com/continuinged.