Search Our Site

We have 3,753,861 registered online learners.
765 new learners so far today.

Video game could become 'professional online training tool'

schedule 20th January 2011 by Virtual College in Virtual College Last updated on 7th July 2016

Professionals and members of the public alike could soon be e-learning through the use of a computer game.

With the support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, researchers at Queen's University Belfast have created a prototype computer game.

It intends to improve decision-making skills in everyday life, but its features could also be blended with strategy titles currently on the market.

Players of the game are presented with a number of multiple choice questions, which place an emphasis on learning from experience and recognising individual levels of certainty.

Dr David Newman, project leader, said the game could help teach people how to judge situations.

"Whether the choices facing us are simple or complex, a greater awareness of uncertainty and of our own biases can improve the quality of our decision-making," he remarked.

An article on Training Zone recently claimed that every business needs to see whether it could incorporate e-learning tools to further train and improve its staff.

Virtual College Logo

Author: Virtual College

The latest training news brought to you by Virtual College. We create innovative digital learning experiences that inspire people to develop the skills they need to thrive in their careers; enhancing and enriching the organisations they work in. For 24 years, we have been developing and supplying collaborative, customer-focused e-learning technology for organisations world-wide.

ISO 9001:2015
Crown Commercial Service Supplier
LPI Accredited Learning Technologies Provider


+44 (0)1943 605 976

Virtual College

Marsel House


West Yorkshire

LS29 8DD

Awards for footer
Gold and silver award winners at the Learning Technologies Awards 2017 - including gold for excellence in the design of learning content.


We are in the process of moving to one Virtual College website. If you want to go back to a course, or start a course, bought from our old website then you may need to login to our original learning management system. Otherwise, please proceed to our new learning management system to return to your training.


You are already logged in. Click the button below to be taken to your LMS dashboard. Alternatively, click logout to leave the system.