Using eLearning Games as an eLearning Strategy
MAY 11, 2015
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.
JUNE 11, 2015
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.
Tips for designing serious games in learning
MARCH 20, 2015
There is a reason why people give up on learning more quickly than they would on a good game. This is because, simply put, games are fun. This is why games are used as an important study aid in learning. Otherwise known as Gamification , it is the use of gameplay mechanics for non-game applications. Once again, the point of games here is to educate. Relevance.
Video Games and Motivation
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MAY 13, 2014
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.
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.
10 eLearning Game Ideas for Instructional Designers
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
Instructional Designers have the ability to make awesome eLearning games, they just don’t know it yet. Then, display that locked-in guess using variables as they complete your game or activity. Give and Take: Just like in a video game, let the learner see progress for something they do well and let them take a hit for something they miss. People loved it.
To Game or Not to Game? The Best Ways to Use Games for Learning
AUGUST 3, 2013
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.
Gamification or Game-Based Learning?
OCTOBER 6, 2015
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
Game Element: Strategy
JULY 28, 2014
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.
Let’s Play a Game!
JUNE 25, 2013
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
Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification (Infographic)
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
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.
Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning – Tips to align ID strategies in Learning Games
OCTOBER 28, 2014
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.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
The Corporate eLearning. About the Corporate eLearning Consortium 36. 15% Games. techniques and tips during the entire selection process.”. - New manager on using the Consortium’s online Toolkit for Managers Advice provided by the Corporate eLearning Consortium. but the rules of the game are changing! In-Focus. Report. Supported by. 70+20+10=100. 2016 Page | 2.
Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?
OCTOBER 20, 2012
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.
Free Responsive eLearning Game Template for Adobe Captivate
OCTOBER 23, 2014
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
DECEMBER 27, 2011
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
Free eLearning Game Template: Reindeer’s Revenge
DECEMBER 4, 2014
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.
Gamification or Game-Based Learning? What’s the Difference?
JUNE 25, 2015
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.
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.
eLearning Memories of a Millennial Instructional Designer
APRIL 21, 2016
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.”.
eLearning and Design: Another Typography Game and Perhaps Some Inspiration
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 27, 2013
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?
The Top 10 Best eLearning Game Templates in 2013
JANUARY 13, 2014
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.
6 types of elearning games for workplace training
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
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.
Tool For Creating Educational Games
OCTOBER 13, 2015
In recent years games have started to play a bigger role in not only learning but also elearning. There has been quite a bit written on the topic of games, gamification, and gaming elements in training & education. Gaming is proving to be a successful way to help learners grasp new concepts, but how do you actually create games with an intent to learning?
How Game Templates Liven up the eLearning Process
APRIL 30, 2015
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.
Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now
MARCH 17, 2016
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.
Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
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.
MAY 18, 2012
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.
Gamification vs Game-Based eLearning: Do You know the Difference?
MAY 19, 2016
However, the term gamification is often mixed up with another term known as game-based learning. A lot of industry professionals use these terms interchangeably without realizing how different they are in terms of their meanings and functions. Gamification is not a game and does not imply that learners will be playing video games and learn through it. are unlocked for you.
eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms
JUNE 9, 2016
Previously we dug into the alphabet soup of eLearning terms and acronyms. The post eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms appeared first on Knowledge Direct. But you weren’t full. You asked for seconds. So, here are some of the additional terms you wanted to defined. This model is broken up into 5 phases: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.
Top 5 eLearning Game Templates for Adobe Captivate
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
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.
10 Reasons to Use Serious Games
DECEMBER 17, 2014
If you are involved in elearning (even traditional training), then it is likely that you have considered implementing some form of serious game into your course material. Today gamification and serious games are being leveraged to help bolster learning and drive home key objectives. Gaming elements get people involved with the learning which has been shown to improve retention.
Top 100 Learning Game Resources
JUNE 24, 2009
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.
Good Games, Good Learning
SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
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.
Free Lectora Game Template
JANUARY 14, 2015
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.
eLearning: Is Gamification Really Necessary?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
APRIL 3, 2015
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?
How to Play the eLearning File Size Game Without Losing Quality
AUGUST 11, 2014
Have you ever had to play the File Size Game? The game we play is when we decrease course file sizes to load faster for your learners without losing quality. You might want to have a file size game plan. File Size Game Strategy. good idea is to have a game plan or strategy to prioritize which medias you want to reduce over another. Second, reduce video files.
Game or Mini-Game: Which Should You Choose for Your Training Solution?
APRIL 22, 2014
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.
3 Vital Steps for Creating Storyline Game Zen Part 1
JUNE 16, 2016
When you think of building a Storyline game, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all of the seemingly endless revisions, hours of testing, and things you don’t know or are unsure about. Even in Storyline, the idea of building a well-rounded game can be very daunting. The first step to creating and keeping track of the score of a game is to make a new number variable called Total.
Celebrating 50 eLearning Best Practices
JUNE 8, 2016
This article marks my fiftieth publication on the eLearning Brothers blog. Come follow along this summary post where I highlight the top 50 eLearning best practices and insights I’ve covered over the past year. These writings have provided unforgettable opportunities to explore the amazing world of eLearning. Games don’t have to be complex to be engaging. Data helps.
4 Reasons Why eLearning Games Are a Must for Retail Learners
JUNE 15, 2015
When you’re creating training for employees working in a retail organization, eLearning games are a must. Not only does using games increase learner satisfaction, completion rates, and retention of information, it makes sense given the limitations and demands unique to the retail learning environment. eLearning Featured development games learning retail learning training
The resurgence of games?
OCTOBER 8, 2014
There I was talking about explorability and my own experience with service science, but it occurred to me that the same may be true of games. Now, I’ve been pushing games as a vehicle for learning for a long time, well before my book came out on the topic. I strongly believe that next to mentored live practice (which doesn’t scale well), (serious) games are the next best learning opportunity. sufficient practice: a game engine can give essentially infinite replay. Pretty much all the principles of the Serious eLearning Manifesto are addressed in games.
Games To Gamification
MAY 30, 2015
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].
Playing with the Definition of “Game Thinking” for Instructional Designers
APRIL 16, 2014
My title for the presentation is Three Mysterious Keys to Interactive Learning: Game-Thinking, Game-Elements, and Gamification. I am presenting Wednesday morning so, if you can make it—it would be great to have you in the session. And check out his blog , he has some good ideas about games and gamification. Games Gamification
eLearning Trends for 2015: Here to Stay or Go Away?
JANUARY 12, 2015
Trends in eLearning come and go, but a good LMS is forever. Below is a list of eLearning trends we expect to see in 2015. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are definitely trending in eLearning. It’s like the concept of “freemium” games where a game is free, but the add-ons have a small fee. eLearning on one’s home computer is no longer enough. MOOCs.
Interview With Karl Kapp on Games and Learning
JUNE 29, 2013
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.