A Mobile Game World
JUNE 12, 2012
The second was the phenomenal incursion of mobile phones, it seems everyone carried one and many individuals were absorbed in its use through their commute. Almost everyone on my commute who owns a smart-phone is using it for two things: playing games and social networking, or a combination of both – games on social networks, social network features in games.
Mobile is a Game Changer for Knowledge on Demand
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
The notion of “office” has changed significantly as people have embraced their mobile devices. Workers need quick access to just enough help at the moment of application, and mobile devices seem like they were built just for that. Mobile devices are a game changer for performance support through knowledge on demand. Mobile learning Performance Support
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.
6 Steps to a Mobile Mindset: Mobile Learning Basics
JANUARY 31, 2017
If you attended ATD TechKnowledge this year, then you might have seen a session about this new thing called The Mobile Mindset. We were excited to see just how ready people are to do something—anything—to get mobile learning started at their organization. Mobile Mindset means thinking about programming and design in a way that is adaptable for the future. Mobile Learning
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Learning Insights report as a game- changer for L&D. RELEVANTPROGRESS OVER PERFECTION SIMPLE, SMALL, AGILE AND FAST L&D IS TAKING TOO LONG TO BUFFER FROM COURSES TO RESOURCES Learning at the time and place of need Going mobile BYOD LEARNER-DRIVEN MAKING PROGRESS. included game-based elearning. presented for easy (mobile) access. So the game has changed. and not.
6 Elements Every Mobile Learning Game Should Have
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
There are essential elements that every mobile learning game should have. Specifically, I found six that are a must when developing any learning game. No, I am not talking about developing the next Halo or World of Warcraft games but something any non-developer can use when they develop their own game. Game Board or Game Objective. Present Feedback.
Mobile Learning and Games: 3 Ways They Mix
OCTOBER 9, 2012
We all used to think of our phones simply as tools for communication, but mLearning is changing the way we think about our mobile devices. mLearning games are accessible almost anywhere. Mobile learning games provide knowledge on the go. With mobile access becoming more widespread, we are placing our bets that mobile learning is here to stay.
Learning with e's
MARCH 12, 2016
Much was discussed during the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week in Paris. The image presented here was ironic, appearing as it did on the door to the main venue of the conference, but as several pointed out, the device in the image is a reference to a bygone age when mobile phones were primitive. Many more people now own mobile phones, but a large proportion of these are non-smart (i.e.
What You Need to Know About Mobile Learning with Moodle
APRIL 9, 2015
The UN recently reported that the number of people who own mobile phones outnumber the people who have access to flush toilets. We are highly dependent on our mobile devices - we rely on them to do everything, from communicate, browse the internet, play games, take pictures, etc. Mobile learning, then, has been a long time coming. mobile learning
Gamification vs Game-Based Learning: What’s the Difference?
MARCH 21, 2017
In 2015, the American Gaming Association and GfK Custom Research of North America estimated that almost 40 million Americans filled out more than 70 million March Madness brackets. The game of basketball is, obviously, a game. And games that also have a learning goal are called learning games. Using games for learning is called game-based learning.
5 Ways to Improve Knowledge Retention With Games and Mobile
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
When knowledge retention is the goal, the mobile phone is often the delivery method of choice. With the launch of our new smartphone app for Knowledge Guru, we are excited to bring the learning science that makes the platform so effective for knowledge retention to learners’ mobile devices. Incorporate external resources into the game. Have learners play in short bursts.
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?
Incorporating 5 Gaming Elements in Mobile Learning [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Games play an important role in online learning programs. In fact, many e-learning experts are showing interest in incorporating gaming elements in their mobile learning courses. Incorporating them in mobile learning courseware helps make the course effective, fun, and helps learners learn faster and retain more information. eLearning Design game based learning
Not Just Mobile Learning, Mobile Everything
MAY 8, 2012
When our clients consider mobile learning, we often find them stuck in trying to deliver learning (training) on mobile devices. The key to exploiting the potential of mobile learning is to think of mobile beyond their learning content delivery capability. To appreciate the true potential of mobile devices we need to consider what Tomi Ahonen has to say.
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. This mobile app has found a way to connect people in the real world. It has a clear non-game goal (get people to exercise more).
5 Must-have Elements of Game-based Mobile Learning Courses
AUGUST 29, 2016
When Einstein said, “ Games are the most elevated form of investigation “, nobody had an idea he was hinting atits unparalleled power to revolutionize learning. Most of us play games on our Smartphones because they are fun and exciting and make time pass by swiftly. A good logo reflects the main idea behind your game. Have a Game Board . Source: ucd.
The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
According to a 2012 survey of mobile learners, 99% believed the mobile format and presentation enhanced their learning, and it was found that 45% actually spent less time in training than their (non-mobile trained) peers, with no loss of comprehension. If you’re not getting into the mobile game with your training and eLearning initiatives, you’re falling behind.
The Exciting World of Game-based Mobile Learning – A New Way Ahead For Modern Learners
JANUARY 29, 2016
Mobile devices are now being used for learning as well, and true to their character, they are providing the much needed context in learning as well. Mobile learning provides the users with access to learning regardless of time and location. Networked mobile devices allow learners to learn collaboratively in groups. Game as a learning tool. Creating content with games.
Does Mobile + Social + Games = Learning? Help us find out
JANUARY 23, 2012
The holy grail of learning is shifting to games/gamification, mobile, and social. We’re creating a game called Gridiron Guru that targets the casual football fan. then this game should help you learn…while you also have fun and engage with other people who are doing the same thing as you. Our game begins Monday, January 30th. This is just for the game.
Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips
JULY 26, 2011
Find a problem with learning or performance first , think about learning next, and mobile learning last. Look for a learning/performance problem and analyze carefully if mobile learning is a possible solution and not the other way round. Ask if the user job profile involves individuals being substantially ‘mobile’ and not tied to a centralized location. Content pull?
This Week on #TalkTech: Mobile Friendly Sites, Game Based Learning Checklist and Design Tips from LucasArts
MARCH 28, 2013
Topic #1: What is the best option for making a website mobile friendly? Our blog is clear and readable on iPhone, but how might a mobile only version or responsive design make it better? Web designers are making strategic decisions about how to optimize their websites for mobile devices. How to Make Your Blog More Mobile Friendly. Heck no! Where do you start?
How to Transfer Your Regular Training to Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
Adding mobile learning to a training program is one of the best ways to acknowledge and leverage the technological devices that your employees already have. However, it is important to make the right first moves when transferring elements of your training to the mobile learning format. Have a mobile-centered content strategy. Take a rational LMS decision. Responsive UI.
Top 3 #LMS 4 Video, Mobile, Social.
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Mobile. Top three for Mobile. Separate mobile apps for various features, i.e. one for social, one for ABC and yada. Couldn’t care less if you are mobile responsive, because, wait for it. One other note – the new buzz word is Mobile First! If you do not have all the above, your not mobile first. Your just mobile. #1 Love the games too.
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.
Game Based Learning – Competition
AUGUST 29, 2016
I don’t know about you, but I want to see who really does an awesome job at creating game based courses for learning. In just the past few weeks, I’ve heard from many folks on my social media channels talking about how game based learning is poor, at least from what they have seen. Sure there is Gamelearn, but to use their game based courses you have to buy their platform where the games stay. If I am buying a game based learning course, I want it in my system, no yours. So I am going to challenge the game based learning course shops.
20 Incredible Mobile Learning Quotes
APRIL 4, 2014
THE QUOTE: “Mobile phones are misnamed. THE JOURNEY: We love mobile learning, and are excited about its potential, not just for learning, but also for performance support! Today, we set out on a quick journey to revisit our most precious resources on mobile learning. This changes with mobile.” – Geoff Stead (in our interview with him here ). From Our Blog Posts.
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.
Mobile Mania – The Latest on M-Learning
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
Mobile the final frontier. These are the voyages of mobile learning. To, ah forget it you now the rest, but what you may not know is the latest on the mobile learning front. I already saw that mobile planet. Responsive – Talk to any LMS vendor (okay, a large swath of them) and they will tell you they have responsive for mobile. . Mobile OS. Yowsa.
Game-based Learning, Microlearning and Mobile Learning: 3 Musketeers of E-learning
JUNE 30, 2016
Games and game-based learning, Microlearning, and mobile learning are emerging trends and effective learning strategies. Game-based learning drives learner engagement, Microlearning improves retention, and Mobile learning increases ease of access and adoption. Game-based Learning: Engages and Excites Your learners. eLearning Design game based learning
ELearning Brothers Launch Groundbreaking Mobile Templates
APRIL 1, 2015
Elearning Brothers now introduces to the eLearning world a full library of games and text document templates for your PDA’s. But these games and text documents aren’t any ordinary template, they can be used across all mobile platforms from 1988-1999. This means you can use our eLearning games in all their glory on your Palm Pilot or Blackberry. That’s right!
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
Ideas About Games and Learner Assessment
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Games would be so much better at teaching application. So here are some articles and ideas about using games for assessment of the application of skills and measuring a level of learning. Here is an interesting article titled Proof of Learning: Assessment in Serious Games. This makes MCQs the obvious first choice, and often the easiest choice, for assessment in serious games.
Mobile Serious Game Development Considerations
OCTOBER 29, 2015
As mobile devices are becoming more and more prevalent in corporate training, and companies are adopting Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, design and development considerations are evolving. Sure, designing linear E-learning to be responsive and adapt to mobile devices typically works. Develop for Mobile First! The point here is, develop for mobile devices, first!
Blended Learning and Mobile Performance Support: Ahead of the Curve
JUNE 25, 2013
” That sums up the philosophy behind blended learning and the majority of mobile learning being implemented today—and it couldn’t be more true. There are plenty of objections to mobile learning, and actual uptake is still much less than the marketing hype would have us think. Mobile learning gives trainers a practical tool for combatting the forgetting curve.
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?