QuizUp, which I’ve only just recently started playing, is a fun and competitive quiz game. Now, they are looking to take QuizUp into the workplace as a gamification tool for learning. I definitely can see how this would be useful in the workplace, and in education as well. Personally, I would love to see a QuizUp for Education now, that allowed for a walled-garden version of the app per school. Where a school’s teachers were responsible for content in the quizzes (i.e., history teachers for History topic, English teachers for Grammar topic, etc).
SIDE NOTE: So far the most fun I have is in the Grammar topic, which seems mildly morbid, especially considering I hated learning grammar back in the day. Guess it shows how far I’ve come as a person.
Work isn’t all about fun and games, but QuizUp is trying as hard as it can to change that.
The popular and frustratingly addictive trivia game is announcing a new initiative today to change corporate learning with QuizUp at Work. The program allows corporations to take the fun and competitive nature of QuizUp and combine it with helping employees learn about company programs, products and policies.
I played a QuizUp match with its CEO Thor Fridriksson on trivia about my employer, TechCrunch. Thankfully I won, but just barely.
Thor told me that even when the topics take on a more corporate subject matter people are still excited about competing to win, now they’re just doing so with their fellow employees.
“Traditionally when enterprises are handing employees the manual of how to do things, it’s not exactly the most fun thing ever, it’s more of a chore,” Fridriksson said. “I feel like this…
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