Education Industry Experts build interactivity into eLearning - Their Experience
MARCH 17, 2016
“My learners prefer using PDF - adding Raptivity interactions to PDF makes it an interactive PDF! Recently, four leading experts from education industry came together to share their experience of working with Raptivity for creating learning interactions. They shared how Raptivity has helped them deliver interactive learning content for their learners.
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.
Game Element: Fantasy
JULY 5, 2016
Why include a fantasy element in the design of learning games for adults. In terms of the cognitive benefits, the issues confronted and successfully resolved in the fantasy world provide the learners with natural constructive feedback in an uninhibited interaction. In a game with Zombies teaching a sales model, the exact sales model that is used in the field can be used in the game.
The Game Changer: Interactivity Builder
MARCH 5, 2013
Would you like to play an interactive game with me? It’s one of the more popular games used by instructional designers to create interest in a subject. Authoring Tool Education Software eLearning eLearning Software eLearning tools Gaming Instructional Design interactive learning rapid learning raptivityLet’s start with a few hints from Wikipedia.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Learning Insights report as a game- changer for L&D. LEARNING IN THE PAST YEAR" 8Introduction HAVE A GO Think big and start small VR AND AR INTERACTIVE VIDEO DEVELOPMENT PATHWAYS SHIFTING. interactive video and virtual reality. included game-based elearning. we took with interactive video – from an. Our guide – Lights, Camera, Interaction – will guide you.
Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner
APRIL 15, 2014
Interactivities built within e-learning can effectively provide relief as well as challenge the learners to think and apply assimilated learning. There are many types of interactivities that can be built in an e-course. There are various ways that a story can be utilized to create an engaging interactive exercise within an e-course. Interactive spreadsheets.
Free Lectora Interaction Template
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
Take this Lectora Interaction Template out for spin! This Lectora interaction template features 12 bottom tabs and allows you to show unique content when you click on each tab. Sign up for a FREE account to get this game template. Video: Updating Visuals in eLB Lectora Interactions. Lectora Interaction Template Features: • HTML Output. Why not, it’s free!
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.
COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 3
JANUARY 23, 2017
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Upcoming Webinar “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners”
AUGUST 2, 2012
Join me on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 12:30PM Pacific / 3:30PM Eastern for a 60 minute presentation called “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners” The presentation description: Based on the bestselling learning book, “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” this presentation introduces, defines, and describes the concepts of gamification, games for learning and interactivity. It then dissects the elements of games and describes how they can be applied to the design and development of interactive learning.
How Essential are Learning Interactions to eLearning?
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
In a face-to-face training, the instructor/trainer interacts directly with learners and ensures that they are tied up in the course. However it’s altogether a different ball game for self-paced eLearning and online courses, which lack human touch. I think, interactivity and interactions can play an important role there. Interactions are very important.
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.
Three ways learning games (aka serious games) differ from just “games”
OCTOBER 14, 2014
Last weekend, I was with friends and I introduced them to the game Forbidden Island. The game is a cooperative one rather than a competitive one. To me, the game is a lot of fun to play. To two of my four friends playing, the game was torture. ” (The game is designed for players 10 and up so it cannot be THAT complicated, but you DO have to pay attention.
5 Simple and Effective eLearning Interactions
OCTOBER 8, 2013
The interactivity, of course. Besides the obvious benefits of reduced costs and a virtual training environment, eLearning allows learners to practice new skills and concepts safely through a variety of interactions. The resulting list of five eLearning interactions is a great starting point for structuring content that really helps change attitudes and behaviors. Scenarios.
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.
Cool Interactive Video Example for E-Learning
AUGUST 16, 2016
Today I’d like to share a really neat example of an interactive video scenario. View the Interactive Video Example. Click here to view the video interaction. What I Like About This Interactive Video. It has a game-like feel to it and the timer adds a sense of urgency. Earlier I shared a nice example of a gamified elearning course. Upcoming E-Learning Events.
Integrating HTML Interactions into a Camtasia Course
MAY 3, 2016
Looking for a quick way to add a game, interactive diagram, or clickable chart to your Camtasia project? Currently, Camtasia Studio doesn’t offer an inline HTML 5 integration, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use a well-built interaction in your Camtasia course. Try them out by downloading a few free Interaction Templates. Video.
4 Interactivity Levels for Game and Multimedia eLearning Design
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
Studies show that interactivity adds a level of engagement and interest in a course. These levels are based on game and multimedia design and can help guide the overall development of a course. Passive interactivity refers to the general actions that need to take place for a course to function correctly. The final engagement level is a full simulation or game-based interaction.
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.
MAY 18, 2012
It was sparked by Ruth Clark’s article “ Why Games Don’t Teach. ” 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. So, So looking at the argument, Why Games Don’t Teach, we have several interesting positions: Games Don’t Teach. He examined 274 documents related to the design, use and evaluation of games. Games7 studies).
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.
10 Top Tips For Interactive Video
OCTOBER 5, 2016
We’ll show you how interactive video is being used for digital training and discuss some techniques that will help you succeed. These 10 tips will help you create an interactive video experience that’s as effective as it is engaging: Planning is essential. Incorporate game thinking. Track interactions. Interactive Video interactive video
5 Ways Pokémon Go Shows Us What Learning Games Could Be
AUGUST 30, 2016
My passion for all things learning games always leads me to try new games and genres so I downloaded Pokémon Go mostly to see what the fuss was about and to see what, if anything transferred well to a learning game application. It fosters social connections and gets people interacting with one another. It has a clear non-game goal (get people to exercise more).
Deepen Learner Engagement with Interactive Videos
APRIL 4, 2016
What are Interactive Videos? We thought we’d give you a rather deeper insight into the bearing of interactive videos Mr. Manager. To start with, interactive video is a type of digital video that enables enhanced user interaction by the addition of immersive interactive elements such as images, elaborating text, links and quizzes, fill in the blanks etc.
Using eLearning Games as an eLearning Strategy
MAY 11, 2015
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. When games are the center of your eLearning strategy, games become the backdrop onto which you can unleash your talents. .
Games & Meaningful Interactivity
APRIL 8, 2013
A colleague recently queried: “How would you support that Jeopardy type games (Quizzes, etc.) are not really games?” And while that’s useful in very limited circumstances , it is not what we (should) mean by a game. Tarted up quiz shows are not really games, they’re simplistic extrinsic response trainers. design games strategy
Learning Game Design: a Blog Series by Sharon Boller
SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
In early May we launched our Learning Game Design Blog on the Knowledge Guru website. The blog has become a great source of information for anyone interested in game based learning and gamification—thanks in large part to an incredibly in-depth blog series by Sharon Boller. The Learning Game Design Series. Get familiar with game elements and how to use them. Dump ADDIE.
6 Game Types for Learning
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
Incorporating gaming methodology into formal learning events is a great way to help learners grasp complex concepts. What might not be as well known is that the use of games for teaching initiatives is more than just throwing up leaderboards and ways for distributing points. You may decide that game-based learning isn’t a good fit at all. instructional design
Interactive 360° video: A new world for learning
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Adding interactivity 360° video is already a step up from flat video, when it comes to interaction. It certainly offers more interaction than regular video content, but you cannot truly engage with the space, only control the viewpoint. For learning, interactivity is the game changer. Video is changing as technology allows us to film in 360°s. Where are we now?
Mobile learning and blended interaction
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 18, 2013
Moore once wrote about three types of interaction. Learners interact, he said, with content, with their teachers and with each other. Other theorists subsequently expanded on this interactional triumvirate. Leslie Moller later suggested a fourth kind of interaction - interaction with the interface. What is also inevitable, is intrapersonal interaction.
Video Games, Fiction and Interactive Storytelling
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Fascinating video related to stories in games. Here is another interesting view on the subject: Yet, one more perspective: Content Guide
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.”.
JUNE 9, 2015
When learners interact in an online course, active learning takes place. eLearning interactivity is the actual “thought process interchange” between learners and eLearning tools through which engagement and active learning takes place. Integrating interactions in the content is the key step in the eLearning design process. This step enables learning that is meaningful, recalled easily, as well as evaluated through interactive assessments. Interactive tools are also the only means to connect and collaborate with fellow learners and mentors.
3 Ways to Use Game Based Learning in Corporate Training
APRIL 30, 2013
It’s one of the intro comments made in a short YouTube video that does a fantastic job of explaining and SHOWING the answer to “Why games as learning and teaching tools?” The entire school is organized around game design. The curriculum uses game concepts – missions, quests, challenges – to help kids learn things such as science, math, and literature. How so? Sound fishy?
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.
Games & Learning: Pokemon Go
JULY 10, 2016
I’ve been planning to write a series of blog posts centered on games I play, sharing my thoughts from both a gaming and learning perspective. I have a host of games I’d like to write about in the queue, but haven’t allocated the time to get started writing about them yet. The game was only released a few days ago and has already taken the world by storm.