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January 6, 2017  |   Volume XV, Issue XXI
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SS&C Learning Institute

Software & Services eBriefing
Games people play: Online learning from Zoologic

Is gamification an empty buzzword, or is there merit in the theory that adding game-like elements to learning actually improves outcomes? Research suggests that yes, the brain does respond to game rewards the same way it does to food – with pleasure centers lighting up with in-game achievements

Knowing that the brain does respond to game rewards, every instructional designer should consider how best to add gamification to the learning development process. But as always, the devil is in the details. If your idea of gamification is simply to add badges and points to your course, in all likelihood you haven''t really achieved the engagement you were seeking.

The online self-study courses from SS&C Zoologic Learning Solutions may be the professional educational community’s answer to Candy Crush. Content is divided into bite-sized segments, with animations and quizzes accompanying each new piece of information. Exercises are formatted as drag-and-drops, matching, entry field math questions, and check boxes, among others. We bet you will be so engaged by your experience, you will forget you are learning how to price a credit default swap or hedge interest risk with derivatives.

SS&C Zoologic Learning Solutions has over two hundred mix-and-match courses that can be organized to meet the goals of any group within the financial services industry. Whether you are looking to improve the skills of your front, back or middle office, our Learning Specialists have the knowledge and experience you are looking for, and the right mix of products and services to meet your needs. Come play games with us and see for yourself.

Want more information on Zoologic Learning Solutions? Download our brochures, request more information or a demonstration, or email us at

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