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Game-Changing Games

Web Courseworks

I have been exposed to Dr. Kurt Squire’s video games and learning curriculum since 2006, when I was a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Squire inspired me to provide leadership for development teams that created innovative game-based learning for Miller Brewing ( Score Your Pour ) and an extensive curriculum for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

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Using eLearning Games as an eLearning Strategy

eLearning Brothers

Looking for a way to avoid boredom when you build your eLearning strategy? We can think of (at least) five reasons why you should use eLearning games as a strategy: Creativity. Whether you’re a team of one or a team of ten, eLearning games provide you – as the designer – a way to get creative about how you help learners learn. Guest blog post by Liz Sheffield.

Games To Gamification


Slowly, as the human species evolved, (around 70,000 to 80,000 years ago), they started hunting small game. The word ‘game’ here means any animal hunted for food. The term game was used as a medieval hunting terminology in the late 13th century. And gradually, man started inventing different types of games and sports for various purposes. References: [link]. link].

Video Games and Motivation

B Online Learning

Every year globally, people spend huge amounts of money and time playing video games. Most people who engage in video game play choose to do so voluntarily, because it is fun and they enjoy it. Research into video game play has tended to focus on either the positive […]. This makes it an intrinsically motivating activity.

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Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

Brain Science Makes eLearning More Fuel-Efficient Recent developments in brain science have identified cognitive learning strategies that. Gamification typically consists of a variety of game. elements including a game-like interface or learning games, leaderboards, prizes and incentives, team activities and social elements. The LMS is running out of gas.3 expectations.

To Game or Not to Game? The Best Ways to Use Games for Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

So, you think you want to use a game to help people learn. ” There are many reasons to use games for learning… and also times when you’d be better off picking a different interactive learning experience. The best way to figure out whether or not to create a learning game, and to get the project started, is to ask the right questions. Paycheck Away game board.

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Free Responsive eLearning Game Template for Adobe Captivate

eLearning Brothers

Looking for a Free eLearning Game Template for Adobe Captivate 8 with responsive design? The Trivia eLearning Game Template is one of the most popular games in the Template Library. If you’ve never used Adobe Captivate 8 responsive templates we invite you to get a  Free eLearning Templates  account. Free eLearning Game Template.

What eLearning Should Learn From Games

Upside Learning

There sure are lot of learning design community folks who love to play digital games. It’s always interesting to hear gamers talk about why they play certain genres of games and what aspects of those games they love. What is even more impressive is the passion and motivation that gets individuals to play these games. Game Based Learning eLearning

Let’s Play a Game!


Let’ play a game. The game is called “Guess this Word”.   I will give you three clues that describe a word that is a current eLearning trend. The object of the game is to guess this word by the [.]. game based learning Gaming Instructional Design rapid learning Uncategorized

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Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

Traditional training approaches—whether in the classroom or via eLearning—have. Classroom or eLearning events Net new knowledge Continuous Microlearning: Push and Pull More knowledge. Traditional “one and done” training sessions—whether in the classroom or via eLearning— have proven largely ineffective in helping employees retain the knowledge they need. About Axonify.14 Blunt.

Game Element: Strategy

Kapp Notes

Strategy games are a popular type of games that require players to outwit and outmaneuver fellow players through careful decision making, planning several moves ahead and attempting to predict outcomes and consequences of both their moves and their opponent’s moves. Perhaps one of the best known strategy games is Chess. Another popular strategic board game is Stratego.

Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?

Bottom-Line Performance

He will be appearing in person at DevLearn to hand out scrolls and spread the word that game-based learning works. Forty years of research [i] says yes, games are effective learning tools. People learn from games…and they will learn MORE from a game than from other forms of learning. [ii] However, most people don’t get WHY games work , which causes them to dismiss games as frivolous.

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Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning – Tips to align ID strategies in Learning Games


The popularity of games in learning is contributing to the immense growth of the gaming industry. Learning games are fast gaining popularity – in educational as well as corporate circles. Many popular video games are being re-furbished for educational purpose and many original games are also being designed to facilitate training. Explore. Explain. Elaborate.

Where is game-based learning headed? An Interview With Sharon Boller

Knowledge Guru

I interviewed Bottom-Line Performance President and industry thought leader, Sharon Boller to learn more about current game-based learning trends and where this learning strategy is headed in 2017. Sharon has been writing and speaking about game-based learning since at least 2008. What are the current trends in game-based learning? Where is game-based learning headed in 2017?

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Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification (Infographic)

Upside Learning

We all love games; they are fun, engaging and a great learning tool too! Having made their way into the learning domain, eLearning is now being designed as serious games and game-based learning. Game-based elements are also being used in LMSs and company portals (called ‘Gamification’ […]. eLearning Games vs Game-based Learning vs GamificationAnd it’s not confined to the design/content side alone.

eLearning and Design: Another Typography Game and Perhaps Some Inspiration

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The game starts with a six-step tutorial level where you travel through a world of cave paintings (aka the origin of typography) as the gallant [horizontal] colon; rolling, jumping, dodging, and moving objects in your pursuit of collecting typographic symbols and unlocking content for further reading. Design eLearning by AJ Walther. Tantalized by typography? Gaga for good design?

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How Game Templates Liven up the eLearning Process

eLearning Brothers

The teacher offered three options: a read aloud story, a dance video, or a game of Heads-Up, 7-Up. Using games is a no-brainer. If you’re responsible for providing training experiences for today’s corporate learners, you must include games as part of your learning content. Games don’t have to be complex to be engaging. Games don’t have to take a lot of time.

Gamification or Game-Based Learning? What’s the Difference?

Association eLearning

Gamification and game-based learning (sometimes abbreviated GBL) are both hot topics and the terms are often used interchangeably. Game-Based Learning, “A New Cake”. If you don’t play you won’t learn, and if you don’t learn you can’t advance in the game. It is also good to know that “games” does not need to mean “video games” or “computer games.” There are many types of games: board games, card games, word games, pencil and paper games, and other games that don’t require any materials at all, like Charades.

Good Games, Good Learning

Upside Learning

The paper describes a Professor of Reading’s teachers experience and learning from playing digital games and describes some of the learning principles good games incorporate. Two that he describes I found particularly interesting, the first about Interaction, where he mentions “ Games do talk back. Then the game reacts back, giving the player feedback and new problems.

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6 types of elearning games for workplace training

Sponge UK

  Elearning games come in all shapes and sizes and they can deliver different benefits in terms of learning and skills development. But what are the different types of elearning games and how do they fit into workplace training? Defining elearning games is proving tricky for the Learning and Development (L&D) world. Thankfully, Professor Karl M.

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Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

According to BigFish games, 58% of Americans play video games , with 68% of that population older than 18. Why are games so popular, and how can we leverage gamification for association learning? Game developers like Ubisoft, Activision, Blizzard spend millions of dollars on research to learn what game play elements engage which demographic. It doesn’t matter.

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8 Best Practices For Designing Gamified eLearning Experiences


How To Design Gamified eLearning Experiences. There isn’t any doubt that gamification holds a prominent place in the future of eLearning. This comes as no surprise, thanks to the fact that gamified eLearning courses boost learner engagement , increase motivation , and trigger their competitive nature. Determine WHY And HOW To Gamify Your eLearning Course.

Games Teach!

Kapp Notes

It was sparked by Ruth Clark’s article “ Why Games Don’t Teach. ” The article kicked off a firestorm of debate, demands for proof and even name calling. There is a healthy discussion on the eLearning Guild’s LinkedIn group. Also, please know that I respect the work of Dr. Ruth Clark and actually think that aside from the title most of the article is on target, we don’t have a universal definition of “game”, research is sort of fragmented and a paper prototyping is always the way to go. The research shows that people can learn from games.

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The Top 10 Best eLearning Game Templates in 2013

eLearning Brothers

The stats are in and we have the top eLearning game templates of 2013. After releasing the most popular cutout people images  we’ve found our eLearning game templates  are THE most downloaded assets in the eLearning Template Library. eLearning Game Templates. We are always working on new eLearning game templates.

eLearning Memories of a Millennial Instructional Designer

Association eLearning

What do you picture when you hear the word “eLearning”? Chances are everyone thinks of something slightly different, based on their personal experiences. I’d like to share my first impressions of it, from back before I’d ever heard of “eLearning.” Kid Meets Computer Games. Kid Learns from Computer Games. Here are some of the games I remember from “back in the day.”.

Free Lectora Game Template

eLearning Brothers

Looking for a Free Game Template for Lectora? The Trivia Game Template is one of the most popular games in the Template Library. Team this template up with the power of Lectora and make eLearning awesomeness for your learners. If you want to download this free template, we invite you to get a  Free eLearning Templates  account. Free Lectora Game Template.

Lectora Games with Class

eLearning Brothers

Ever since eLearning found its way into classrooms and training sessions around the world, eLearning templates have helped to facilitate these group activities, turning even the lowest budget class into a something that rivals a network game show! Today, we wanted to give a little taste of some of our best Lectora game templates that are fun for the whole class. Trivia.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

When writing the whitepaper about Casual games , I did a fair bit of research and looked at several hundred web links. So here they are – a Top 100 Learning Game Resource list. If you are already developing learning games, these links will broaden your horizons, as they did mine. It is All Fun and Games…And Then Students Learn- Kapp Notes, July 30, 2008.

Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now

Association eLearning

Once again Gamification tops the list of eLearning trends for 2016, as more training departments and continuing education providers seek new methods to engage learners and increase retention. During these discussions I asked, “what aspects or features are you looking for in an LMS? What excites you?” These top 5 features are gaining popularity in 2016 and beyond. Gamification. Going Mobile.

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Gamification or Game-Based Learning?


If you have been around the elearning world long enough you have probably heard of using games in learning. Chances are you have also heard of game-based learning. To help demonstrate the differences between these three, Upside Learning  has created a nifty infographic using the popular game “hopscotch” as an example (see end of this article). gamification

Top 5 eLearning Game Templates for Adobe Captivate

eLearning Brothers

Since we began offering eLearning Game Templates for Adobe Captivate, our international audience from 99 countries (from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe) have been downloading them en masse, saving development time and adding awesome design to their eLearning projects. So, I bet you are dying to see what the cool kids are downloading in the eLearning Template Library.

Free eLearning Game Template: Reindeer’s Revenge

eLearning Brothers

Happy Holidays from the eLearning Brothers team! Play the Game! Play the Game! If you are interested in downloading this free game, we invite you to get a  Free eLearning Templates  account. Free Flash Game Template Happy Holidays from all the eLearning Brothers and Sisters! Then download and play  Reindeer’s Revenge. Here’s how to do it: 1.

Game or Mini-Game: Which Should You Choose for Your Training Solution?

Bottom-Line Performance

You want to incorporate games into your learning experience. Do you go with one large game as THE learning solution or do you incorporate several smaller games… what we call “mini-games?”. large-scale game can provide learners with a powerful, immersive learning experience. It’s not a “mini-game” if it takes an hour for people to play. You are all in.

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Crazy Storyline Carnival Games

eLearning Brothers

Step right up and be dazzled by game templates so marvelous that they boggle the human brain! You too can experience these wonders firsthand by signing up with eLearning Brothers today! One other thing which is inextricable from the carnival aesthetic are the games, where patrons pay a carnie money for an attempt to beat the house and win trinkets and stuffed animals.

eLearning: Is Gamification Really Necessary?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ Walther    I like the idea of games in learning, generally speaking. Set the capitals of the states to music, turn the stock market into a game, great. But lately the eLearning community is all aflutter about the gamification of learning. Game this. Sure, I think there's a place for games in learning. Yes, I think to some degree games can improve learner engagement. But And mostly, what about the message we, as eLearning developers, are sending? Will their jobs need to be set up on an instant gratification game system?

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: I have been playing games all my life.

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