Games, Gamification in a Virtual Classroom Environment
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Currently, virtual classroom instructors often use workarounds to apply gamification techniques since many virtual classroom software packages don’t have game or gamification elements. One exception that I am aware of is EduGame Cloud which is for Adobe Connect and has a number of game features such as Crossword Puzzles and Trivia/Quizing. Check it out at EduGame Cloud.
COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 4
JANUARY 31, 2017
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2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning
DECEMBER 20, 2016
In my work with games and gamification I have the opportunity to travel around the globe talking to folks who are working on various aspects of games and gamification from vendors to practitioners to consultants. Continued Strong Interest in Gamification and Game-based Learning. This could be, in part, to the large interest in games in general. Game-based.
Commercial Games vs Learning Games: Avoid the “Bling”
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
I recently had a conversation with a game developer who was interested in becoming a subcontractor for us. This developer shared several examples of games he had developed. All the sample games featured gorgeous graphics and lots of “action” in the games with things flashing, scores popping, and new game elements introduced as I advanced through levels.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Learning Insights report as a game- changer for L&D. included game-based elearning. and very realistic environment, learners. Learning Insights 2017 Imagine any piece of training and how you’d play it if it were run as a game. So the game has changed. GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND. PERFORMANCE – BETWEEN. KNOWING AND DOING. IT’S ABOUT. THE TOOLS THAT’LL HELP PEOPLE.
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].
Health, Safety, Environment (HSE), Sustainability and e-Learning
JUNE 16, 2014
All these acts not only lay down the requirements for the organizations for providing a safe and healthy work environment, they also mandate certain trainings to be provided to employees and managers so that they know their responsibilities and rights and contribute towards making the workplace safe and healthy. Ebbinghaus Curve of Forgetting (Graph Source – Purdue University).
COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 3
JANUARY 23, 2017
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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] Games don’t necessarily have to be competitive. Let’s start with the fun.
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.
Once Is Not Enough: How to Playtest Custom Learning Games
JULY 30, 2015
I believe playtesting is a crucial, and often overlooked, part of learning game design. It takes multiple iterations to determine the right combination of game mechanics and game elements for your target learners. Of course, if we are going to tell everyone else to playtest their games, we have to do so as well! Example: Serious Game for Healthcare Workers.
3D Virtual Immersive Environment: Conceptual Orienteering
JUNE 28, 2010
This allows the learner to recognize and apply the concept in a variety of different environments. The process of side-by-side comparison allows learners to recognize and apply concepts in a variety of different environments. You can use the same concept to display what it would be like to work in a dimly lit coal mine, a confined space or other unfamiliar environment.
Game Element: Freedom
AUGUST 14, 2015
We don’t often think of something as abstract as “freedom” as a game element but actually, “freedom” is a large part of games. Games give you the freedom to fail, you can safely do something wrong and then start over again with minimal consequences and almost no longer term negative implications. But games provide more than the freedom to fail.
Instructional Games and Narrative
APRIL 1, 2014
Instructional games work best when there is a narrative that provides the learner with the proper context for the learning that needs to take place. In a game, the time frame is usually compressed so that something that typically takes a year might only be 5 minutes of game play. Design Games Next there are characters. Stories then have a plot, something happens.
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.
Using Fantasy in Instructional #Games
JANUARY 17, 2013
I am often asked if an instructional or training game should be “realistic” or can the game have “fantasy” elements and still be an effective learning tool. It turns out that there are several valid and research-based reasons for including fantasy as a key element in the design of games to help people learn. GamesReferences: Malone, T. 333-369.
Where is game-based learning headed? An Interview With Sharon Boller
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
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?
Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Many of us grew up playing Battleship, Monopoly and Clue board games. All of these games provide bonding as well as learning opportunities, and most adults play those same games today with their kids — in addition to new technology-based games — for the same purpose. So, why don’t more companies use games for leadership development? Others played “42” in dominoes.
Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment
SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
These are critical incidents and 3D learning environments can help people prepare and train for these events. Training in the MMORPG America's Army The critical incident learning environment in 3D is when the learner is placed into an environment or situation similar to the real event in which they must use their prior knowledge to solve a problem. Figure 5.9
Do Learning Games Work Within A Corporate Environment?
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
With all of the buzz about learning games and game based learning, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a new thing. The truth is, learning games have been engaging people and helping with their training for ages. Flight simulators are, in essence, learning games and they’ve been around since the First World War! Why do games work? Lack of understanding.
Video games as Good Teachers
NOVEMBER 20, 2012
It is obvious that games are immensely popular, what is less obvious is that they are also powerful teachers who have been “schooling” a generation for the past 30 years. Games are filled with goals. Games induce players to create their own worlds, to participate in social activities, to form effective teams, to reason and to save lives . Gaming puts the player in control, gives clear, immediate feedback on progress, and offers progressively more challenging levels of achievement that a player reaches at his or her own pace. There is no contest, gaming wins.
How Games & Gamification Can Help Align Processes and Procedures
MARCH 24, 2015
Many of our customers, Johnson & Johnson and Ally Financial to name a few, use Knowledge Guru games to teach a specific process that learners need to follow. We also create many custom learning solutions that include a gaming component where the goal is process alignment. How can games and gamification help align processes and procedures? Help build context and relevance.
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.
4 Motivation Strategies for eLearning Environments with Massive Learners
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Learning becomes a game and learners want to be a part of it. The post 4 Motivation Strategies for eLearning Environments with Massive Learners appeared first on TalentLMS Blog. How do we tie the learners together to receive the eLearning course positively? In this article, we share some motivating tips for your learners. How do we establish this degree of motivation? Progress bars.
Why Adults Should Love Game-Based Learning
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Kids, for example, might love to play soccer or love to play video games like Minecraft. These types of games and activities keep children engaged, often for hours at a time. LearningWorks for Kids even created a new term for the combination of engagement and games: engamement. The bottom-line: kids love to play games. Games cause some people great anxiety.”.
Making Learning Games Effective: 5 ways of ensuring that players LEARN
JUNE 20, 2014
With the advent of computers, internet and communication technologies games have become more accessible, less costly, highly engaging and lots of fun for players of all ages. In addition, the worth of games in learning has also been explored in education and corporate training as well. A game is often described as having one or all of the following attributes.
Barnes & Noble Presentation Resources: Learning Games
OCTOBER 14, 2014
I am excited about the presentation and to talk to a number of teachers and parents about some of the positive impact that video games can have on learning. As part of that process, here are some links to educational games. Game to Teach STEM. CHECK OUT THE GAME HERE. It is a multi-platform game that starts out as a card game and then morphs into teaching algebra.
Games vs Simulations: Choosing the Right Approach for Learning
MARCH 26, 2014
The word “game” is a big one… and it really refers to a category of activities that can look many ways. There is some natural confusion that arises around this topic, particularly on the difference between games, simulations, and gamification. I’ll focus on games and simulations in this post. Categorizing Learning Games and Simulations. An Example of a Game.
Learning Game Design Series, Part 1: Play and Evaluate Games
JUNE 19, 2013
Last week’s post gave an overview of the entire process for getting started in learning game design or creating game-based learning. This post focuses on Step 1, which is to play and evaluate games. If you don’t like playing games, don’t try to design a game because you’re going to hate this step. What’s the game’s core dynamic?
Game on, ‘learn’
JULY 15, 2015
Another instance is the incorporation of a ‘game’ model to make the induction experience in an organization interesting. Such a game format also challenges the curiosity quotient of the new entrant! All of us have a competitive streak. Participating in a contest or a challenge to find out an innovative solution is something that inspires individuals. Consider this example. Guess what?
Playing Games Leads to Better Learning
JULY 7, 2016
To combat this, companies have begun using “serious games” to engage employees in learning initiatives. Serious games are not designed for entertainment. For example, a mobile game that requires retail associates to select the right product features to match a customer’s needs. The popularity of serious games is expected to reach a market value of approximately $5.5
What Is Game Based Learning?
JUNE 20, 2011
I spent close to a year laboring under the delusion that game based learning was all about incorporating course material into a game. If I incorporate all the course learning objectives into a game setting and keep score – it qualifies as game based learning doesn’t it? What makes a good learning game? Game Based Learning Learning Games
Game Development: A Designer Perspective
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Structured in a weekly online environment, our class was granted access to use the highly engaging cloud-based eLearning platform mLevel to enhance our course learning. After receiving an email permitting administrator level access to create games, view tutorials and much more, full reign was granted to explore the program. Directions were easy to follow to get started.
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.
Why Learning Games Succeed Where Traditional Training Fails
OCTOBER 6, 2012
And what makes learning games so special anyway? It’s not that we dislike traditional training, we just think there are a lot more benefits to learning games. For example, learning games are fun, competitive, rewarding, interactive, and attention-grabbing. Just to clarify – we’re talking about learning games here, not gamification. Learning games are realistic.
Gamification vs. Serious Games–What’s the Difference?”
MAY 26, 2011
Interesting comment the other day, Dianne asked: Just curious if you make a distinction between gamification and serious games. (I I think getting overly wedded to terminology is a distraction from looking at the quality, or lack thereof, of particular games, but do see that the emphasis seems a bit different when people talk about the two “fields.”.). Design Games