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Spring 2007 CAC: NXLevel

Kapp Notes

He discussed their product called i-Prism which has been designed for the creation of e-learning with a great deal of flexibility and abilty to manage content and learning objects. Great use of simple technology and very flexible. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideBob Christensen presented for NXLevel.

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Spring CAC 2007: Ardent Learning

Kapp Notes

He presented along with Carrington Grossman about Adrent Learning and what they are all about. They deliver many differen types of learning from e-learning to print media to meetings-in-a-box. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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Interview With Karl Kapp on Games and Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

After a sold-out pre-conference workshop at ASTD ICE in Dallas, Karl Kapp and Sharon Boller have decided to host their learning game design workshop again. Attendees will have the opportunity to design their own learning game at the workshop with the assistance of Kapp and Boller… two of the leaders in the learning game space. Karl M. It is hard.

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Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Fun with Learning

Kapp Notes

We go to the iCi showroom and play the CompassLearning games. hey we are learning that in school." Now my two boys are put through a lot of "educational games" a hazard of being children of a mad learning scientist. In most e-learning, sound and voice overs are an after thought. Sound can be a powerful tool for learning. Every topic my 9 year old says."hey

Thoughts about 2006 and Predictions for 2007

Kapp Notes

The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December has been posted. What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2007? What are your predictions for 2007? First, it is the year that I finished my third and most favorite book Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning: Tools and Techniques for Transferring Know-How from Boomers to Gamers.

Guild 360 Synchronous Learning Report Available

Kapp Notes

Kapp, professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA, and Tony O'Driscoll, Performance Architecture Analysis and Design for IBM Sales Learning, immerse you into the next generation of synchronous learning systems. The pleasure was all mine in this fun and interesting project. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Parts of the Stove: Simple Tools for Effective E-Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a short "e-learning program" I developed called Parts of the Stove. Knowledge of PowerPoint and how to use a digital camera and a photo editing software package as well as a PowerPoint to e-learning tool. In fact, I recently saw the Articulate Engage program for which I was impressed.) __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Book News

Kapp Notes

Over at Learning Simulations , Phil Charron has written an entry about Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. You can read what he has to say in his entry by the same title of the book, Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. I do some work with his company from time-to-time and so I sent him an autographed copy. For a sneak preview, go to the book's web site.

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Interview with Karl Kapp on Games, Gamification, and LEARNING!

Will at Work Learning

Karl Kapp is one of the learning field's best research-to-practice gurus! Legendary for his generosity and indefatigable energy, it is my pleasure to interview him for his wisdom on games, gamification, and their intersection. His books on games and gamification are wonderful. As I read your book I was struck by your insistence that Gamification “is not the superficial addition of points, rewards, and badges to learning experiences.” The elements of points, badges and leaderboards (PBLs) are the least exciting and enticing elements of playing games. 2013).,

Book Related Developments

Kapp Notes

As Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning nears it release day of April 14, 2007. Here are some quotes (positive): A very helpful snippet from the book is a chart (on page 16) showing how games have evolved in four different stages, with ever greater levels of interactivity, immersion, complexity, and collaboration. number of book related developments are occuring.

Try Before You Buy

Kapp Notes

Let's not have the learning and development folks be the last ones to miss out on this new direction in learning. See some examples of how to use Second Life for education in this video created by some of the students in my Learning in 3D Class. Over at , they have a great article called Real $3.1M mansion causes a virtual stir. worlds offer some of these advantages.

Disastrous E-Learning Might Be Good

Kapp Notes

This week over at TrainingDay blog , my post is titled Disastrous E-Learning Might Be Good When you consider how to change the behavior of learners, you might want to take a page from the Hollywood disaster movies and add that flair to your e-learning. Also, don't forget, you can win a book if you leave a comment on the TrainingDay blog.unfortunately, it's not my book (yet). __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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Alternate Reality Games: a model for engagement?

Growth Engineering

Good golly, have you been building a dull, beige learning programme!? Today, we’re looking at the wonderful world of Alternate Reality Games. We’ll talk about your learning programme later, but for now, just enjoy the ride! What is an Alternate Reality Game? In an Alternate Reality Game, the purpose isn’t to craft a linear narrative. Does that sound like you?

Design: Boo

Kapp Notes

Here is a great site for learning about skeletons called eskeletons. The design is simple but effective and allows the learner to explore and compare and constrast on his or her own. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideIt is a site that allows the learner to examine different parts of different types of skeletons.

How Did You Get Interested in Games for Learning?

Kapp Notes

One question I am frequently asked is “How did you get interested in games for learning?” ” When did you notice that games could play a role in corporate learning? Some involve watching a poker tournament and learning that online poker was used as a way of practicing for real poker play. noticed that games could play a role in corporate learning on my first internship out of college. He needed some people to test the game and I volunteered. GamesBut here is a progression over time of my thinking.

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School House Rock, School of Rock

Kapp Notes

It was a fun, interesting way to learn the boring aspects of conjunctions, how a bill becomes a law and multiplication tables (remember 3 is a magic number.) Hook'n up phrases…” Interestingly, I find few memories of learning anything in a formal classroom setting that even comes close to having the “staying power” of the jingles, songs and rhymes of School House Rock.

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Design: Level One E-Learning Questions

Kapp Notes

Rarely are e-learning courses evaluated at the reaction level (level 1). have created a short list of questions related to level 1 e-learning evaluations but would really like some input on other questions that might be appropriate at the end of an e-learning class. How effectively will you be able to apply what you've learned to your job? How convenient did you find the online learning module? Rate the ease-of-navigation of the online learning module? The level that provides face validity to the content and measures customer satisfaction.

Why video game mechanics work, and how they’re used to engage online learners

Growth Engineering

An estimated two billion people play video games, and the global video game market will generate just shy of $100 billion in 2016, according to the latest research published by Newzoo. large factor in the meteoric success of video games lies in their ability to engage players in ways that most other media could only dream of. Online learning can be mind-numbingly boring.

So Far to Go: A Local School Board Candidate Armed with Mis-Information

Kapp Notes

Dawn's web page sites two articles on the topic, one from AUGUST 31, 2006: from THE WALL STREET JOURNAL called Saying No to School Laptops and one from MAY 4, 2007 in the NEW YORK TIMES "Seeing No Progress, Some Schools Drop Laptops." Full Disclosure: consider the source for this article.but it does claim an independent research project) Research Finds Laptop Learning Yields Better Students and Better Teachers Through Anytime, Anywhere Access Students who use laptops are more involved in their schoolwork. I live in central Pennsylvania so I guess this is to be expected but.please.

5 Case Studies that Prove Learning Games Work

Growth Engineering

Game based learning is a hot topic in L&D and it doesn’t take long for somebody to ask the question: Does it actually work? Since game-based learning is a relatively new approach to instruction, research into the efficacy of learning games isn’t very widespread. 2007; Dinov, Sanchez and Christou 2008; Gao and Lehman 2003; Zhang 2005. 2.

Design Day and the ASTD Big Question for July

Kapp Notes

Around the same time, the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog had the July "Big Question" which was "Choosing Tools" which is actually a series of questions: How does the eLearning design process need to change to accommodate such a wide variety of tools? What should learning professionals do to stay up-to-speed? Do they need to learn new tools constantly? So now that I established that point, the next question is "Can certain attributes of different media be leverage for learning?" What should learning professionals do to stay up-to-speed? Will this trend continue?

Design: New Environments, New Challenges

Kapp Notes

How are workplace learning professionals going to react to online learning environments, are we going to be on the cutting edge or play catch up. See my post: New Environments, New Challenges at the TrainingDay Blog. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Wake Up Karl, the Meme has you.Again

Kapp Notes

Christy Tucker over at Experiencing E-learning has tagged me for another meme. learned an awful lot about training development and delivery as well as thinking on my feet as the software wasn't fully functional for the first year or so in which I was conducting the training.I I am picking on former students primarily:) Joe Mendrzycki Stacey Rachel Vazquez Justin Sentz __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideFirst I will refer to the last meme in which I was tagged for 5 exciting facts about me. Enjoy these little known tidbits. It was awesome camp.

Today's Toys, Tomorrow's Tools

Kapp Notes

But I think it is important to continually remind ourselves that the upcoming gamers are going to learn differently than us digital immigrants and we need to adapt as well as help them adapt.we Cooperation is the answer. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideThis week over at TrainingDay , my post Today's Toys, Tomorrow's Tools is a little bit of a rant. can't dictate terms to these digital won't work.

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Value of Research

Kapp Notes

As an academic and a person who values research, I think it is critically important to our industry to back research and to use it to make sound judgments regarding the design, development and delivery of e-learning. However, research does not come without cost as anyone will tell you and Cammy over at Learning Visions has some concerns about the high cost of guild research in her post titled e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems. One site I especially like is No Significant Difference. As a seasoned researcher I have to say.not so fast.

Out & About: A Change is Coming to Higher Ed

Kapp Notes

Unfortunately, many faculty and administrators can't see the tidal wave of online learning that is approaching but it is approaching. Read the more optimistic article that sparked this post titled Universities register for virtual future __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideThe future of higher education is online. The cost of higher education is untenable in its current form. Just like manufacturing was 20 years ago, same with financial institutions, insurance.those industries were changed forever by technology.higher education is next.

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Shout Out: Abbey Stahl--All the Rage

Kapp Notes

However, one article caught my eye "MySpace, IM--why so addictive?" We spend a lot of time in the blogosphere talking about the future of learning, making predictions and lamenting formal instructional design but rarely is the voice of the "gamer generation" heard.the voice of the learners who will be demanding that we design instruction differently. The article provides great information about what the upcoming gamer generation is going to demand in terms of learning. Anyone responsible for providing learning opportunities for these gamers better be ready. By Teens!

Design: En Media Res

Kapp Notes

Susan over at E-Learning Queen has a great post on the concept of “en media res” which, she explains, literally means “in-the-middle.” …this technique is employed in almost all programs designed for television, as well as a significant percentage of feature-length films. The learner is placed into the context of the learning situation immediately. If we tie this to an on-the-job situation, we immediately place the learner on the job so he or she can be in the exact context in which we want them to apply the learning.

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Games in Learning: Review of

Social Learning

Those of you who visit the Social Learning Blog frequently will know by now that I’ve been on something of a “games-in-learning” kick for a while.  One major reason, of course, is that games represent one of the cutting-edge aspects of our industry, and our blog seeks to explore anything that’s new and exciting.  Based on the review, it looks like they’re pulling it off. 

Presentation Resources and Notes from IMU Learning Webinar Series

Kapp Notes

Tonight I am speaking at the IMU Learning Webinar Series. ” My talk this evening is on the topic of “Games, Gamification and the Need for Engaging Learners.” Games, Gamification and the Need for Engaging Learners. Trainees’ gain higher confidence in applying learning from a training session to their job when the training is simulation game based.

ASTD DC Metro 2013 Presentation Resources:Gamification of Learning

Kapp Notes

Met a number of new friends, saw an old college classmate, Dara Nicholls, and ran into Richard Blunt, author of Do Serious Games Work? well played game by both teams. Gamification of Learning from Karl Kapp. Here is a link to the Poll Everywhere software I used to play the Fact or Fishy Game. Enspire Learning. Game On! Learning. Games 2006).

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Review of Karl Kapp’s newest book on learning games aka serious games

Knowledge Guru

I first met Karl Kapp in late 2012. I was a fan of one of his early books,   Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning , which he published in 2007, and I’d also read and enjoyed his recently published The Gamification of Learning and Instruction. If you are serious about wanting to implement learning games or creating a gamification strategy, get the book.

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Resources from Learning 3.0 Conference Presentation

Kapp Notes

Learning 3.0 Training Magazine Presentation: Gamification of Learning & Instruction from Karl Kapp. Here is a link to the Poll Everywhere software I used to play the Fact or Fishy Game. Enspire Learning. Game On! Learning. Pedagogical Agents as Learning Companions: The Role of Agent Competency and Type. GamesCodeBaby. 2006). 2005). 2009).Virtual

A Primer on Learning Game Design

Bottom-Line Performance

The gamification of learning is a hot, hot trend with great potential to improve the quality of learning experiences for adults – not just kids. In the corporate environment – where “rapid elearning” and the NEXT button now dominate – learning games offer a compelling difference in terms of user experience and results. Mastering the Jargon of Game Design. link].