OntheJob combines four proven strategies to achieve high learning engagement
Reads Like a Mystery
Tap into unique, job-related story twists that evoke curriculum.
Plays Like a Puzzle
Repeatedly confound and contradict false perceptions to change old beliefs.
Acts Like a Simulation
Peer to Peer
Explore interpretations of another’s experience to test situational awareness.
Feels Like Life
Avoid information overload in favour of short experiences from real people.
OntheJob provides critical thinking practice to bring existing training to life.
This safety scenario begins…
As Safety Coordinator I had to deal with the aftermath of a crew that learned the hard way to not rush a rig move. The guys were used to things happening at breakneck speed, and we already had eight incident reports in a month on that rig. On the fateful day it was -30 degrees and the job site was chaotic. It was the last job many of the guys did for us. This scenario introduces important learning about accountability, safe work practices, supervisory skills and the effect of extreme cold on equipment.
This emergency response scenario begins…
As the Manager of Emergency Services, I rushed to the Town Hall to meet the mayor and emergency staff. The highway was closed and we were rapidly losing creek banks to flood waters. At 3:40 am the mayor signed the State of Emergency provisions and said, “The town is yours!” We were severely understaffed and the forecast showed nothing but rain. This scenario introduces important learning about of relationships with community leadership, evaluating multiple sources of conflicting information and the need to account for the exhaustion that will overtake the resources you count on.
Director, Emergency Response
Large Canadian Municipality
This cyber security scenario begins…
On July 3, employees at dentist’s office noticed they couldn’t view patient data. That dental clinic was one of dozens of clinics and municipal offices in a small part of the country stymied by a ransomware attack. But the hackers didn’t target these offices directly. Instead, they exploited a vulnerable consultant that provided software updates, firewalls and data backups to all the operations affected. This scenario introduces important learning about the dangers of failure to use two-factor authentication, safe guarding against remote management software, and about the technical know-how to vet outsourced IT.
This technical scenario begins…
As Quality Control Manager at a large chemical manufacturing plant that had to layoff shop floor and sales staff because of plummeting sales of a once popular product we distributed. The rumors suggested it was due to bad senior management decisions, but I suspected the cause was something more fundamental. This scenario introduces important learning about job responsibility, client management, making assumptions and recognizing a pattern of technical indicators of imminent danger.
Quality Control Manager
International Chemical Manufacturer
Place prospective employees in an operation-specific situation to evaluate their grasp of technical knowledge and how they think critically. OntheJob’s scenario game play is designed to be open-ended – there is rarely just one good answer. Getting insight into how a person interprets any given situation is a key to identifying exceptional cultural fit.
Your Unique Experiences
OntheJob enables anybody who has something powerful to teach to tell his or her best stories well. After a few short tutorials you can easily start producing your own game learning. Whether turning incident reports into micro-learning games for distributed learning, or preparing applied learning to augment any existing curriculum, the power of creativity and unlimited access is yours.
OntheJob will accommodate any story.
The OntheJob online platform allows you to turn your best experiences to game-based learning scenarios. Our scenarios augment existing training in classrooms as a collaborative team-based experience, or distributed to individual learners as a solo game for mobile devices. Furthermore, our self-authoring tools allows you to impart operation-specific learning at a fraction of the cost of typical training because you already own the content – your unique experiences.
I would play this game with friends on a Friday night!
Perfect, and fun!
The game was fun and collaborative. It worked as a good summary to everything we learned.
The game was deadly!
This is the perfect way of learning about an intergenerational story.
Awesome game, and it lead to improved knowledge, over and above the lectures.