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TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are my slides from the TechKnowledge 2012 presentation “What Research Tells us about 3D Avatars, Storytelling and Serious games for Learning and Changing Behavior” plus videos and other links that go into more detail based on the topics I discussed. Kapp's ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation. Here is a video explaining how the video game America’s Army taught Paxton Galvanek enough medical skills to save a life. in press) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. 2006). 2005).

Bottom-Line Performance Shows off Knowledge Guru “Quest,” Teases Winter Release at ATD TechKnowledge 2015

Knowledge Guru

Last October, we unveiled the new Knowledge Guru “Quest’ game type at DevLearn in Las Vegas. We sent participants on an interactive quest that included our Fall Release announcement, a meet-up breakfast for those interested in serious games, an all-day workshop with Sharon Boller and Karl Kapp and much more. Where We’ll Be at ATD TechKnowledge. Details ).

Off to TechKnowledge 2015…

Kapp Notes

In a short period of time I will be headed to ATD’s TechKnowledge 2015, it is a fun conference with lots of great sessions and vendors. So if you can, please join me for one of those exciting sessions, of course it will be a game-based, interactive session with a great mystery for everyone to solve. And, yes, you will play a polling game in this session. See you soon!!!

6 Top-Notch Sessions at ATD TechKnowledge 2017

Knowledge Guru

We’re speaking and exhibiting at our fourth straight ATD TechKnowledge conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. Two of them are presented by Bottom-Line Performance team members: one on mobile learning and the other on learning game design. Lessons from the Trenches of Learning Game Design. Are you interested in learning games and gamification? Learn more.

ASTD TechKnowledge Happenings

The Learning Circuits

If you are going to TechKnowledge 2012 , stop by and say hello, I will be doing a number of different events and I love meeting new people as well as past, present, or future students. In the game, you’ll hunt for answers to questions supplied by speakers by attending sessions and viewing session slides online and on the mobile app. It will be held on Wednesday, 1/25 11:00a.m.–12:15

ASTD TechKnowledge 2013, Day 2

eLearning 24-7

END OF THE GAME. Wow, wasn’t that marching band fantastic? I loved the lip synch of that tune. Okay, time for the 2nd half to begin, so let’s go right to the kickoff. As before, please excuse text line space funkiness – WordPress app on iPad. TOUCHDOWN. The product comes in two flavors – a simple and a more robust. I focused on the more robust. Talk about a nice run to the end zone! This version ($40/u/m) is geared towards the instructional designer/developer. What I liked about it: Easy to define objects and enable them to have a lot of capabilities. FIRST DOWN.

Do you see a paradigm shift in learning?

Origin Learning

Can learning have interesting elements (like fun, games, online, offline, virtual, or real)? The ink on the learning canvas has changed. Traditional methods including the instructional approach, a force-fed and compulsory method of imparting training has undergone a metamorphosis. A paradigm shift is happening in the sphere of learning. This is an age where learning by choice is in.

ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 Workshop Agenda

Kapp Notes

On January 29, 2013, I am partnering with Koreen Olbrish on a pre-conferene workshop at the ASTD TechKnowledge Conference. Game Design and Gamification Event: January 29th. Of course we are starting with a game and then quickly debrief on what made that game successful and what would make it even better! Meet other attendees and begin to discuss elements that make games appropriate for learning. We will discuss both online and classroom-based game and game design. Aligning Your Game to Business Outcomes. What does it take to design a game?

Why Mobile Learning is a Slow March (#ATDTK Reflections)

Bottom-Line Performance

While a huge number of organizations are still just getting their feet wet with mobile, this year’s ATD TechKnowledge conference sought to get learning professionals thinking beyond our current approaches to imagine how technology in 2020 and beyond will impact learning. 5 Ways to Drive Knowledge Retention with Games and Mobile. The Glass Slab. ” Back to the Here and Now.

Looking Forward to TechKnowledge 2012!

The Learning Circuits

TechKnowledge is less than a month away, and I can’t wait! And I’m excited that there will be a keynote, several concurrent sessions, and a TK Chat devoted to gaming/gamification/gamefulness; with so many opportunities to learn and discuss, I hope attendees are going to be able to figure out how much is hype and how much is relevant to their own organizations. Cammy Bean , aka @cammybean Events like TechKnowledge 2012 are opportunities for me to dwell together with friends and colleagues from across the learning and training community. More on that later.) Aaron E.

Upside2Go – Changing The Game

Upside Learning

Upside2Go will be formally unveiled at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011, on 3rd February at 1.00 “There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo. At Upside Learning, we believe that this is the right time to leverage mobile learning at the workplace. Upside2Go is a novel platform for mobile learning. 504 throughout the event.

Angry Plants vs. Zombies: 4 Things a Game Engine Can Do For You

ATD Learning Technologies

This post is not about the efficacy or meta-analysis studies of using games in e-learning (although, here’s a nice summary of three key points by Karl Kapp). Rather, this post is about how using a game engine can take your gamified learning design to the next level. What’s a Game Engine? This is where the art of game design comes into play. Path Finding.

Recap of ASTD TechKnowledge 2013: Day 1

eLearning 24-7

Let’s jump right in for the game action. One of their problems has always been the price point – way too high, but now others are in the game and why they don’t necessarily have the design similar to CB, they do have the ease of use angle. Okay, the first day of ASTD TK13 has wrapped up – at least from the expo side of the house. Excuse any strange text breaks – writing from the WordPress iOS app. TOUCHDOWN. I was really impressed with a few new products. Animate. A unique product that uses the power of animated figures. Pricing is low. Mango.

TechKnowledge 2011: Why Learning Professionals Still Have a Lot to Learn


I usually attribute this phrase to others, but I admit that last week at the ASTD TechKnowledge 2011 Conference , I only heard what I wanted to hear — all about e-learning practices in organizations. In a study Rossett conducted , she found that organizations are not implementing effective e-learning as much as we think — people are talking a big game, but few are actually doing it. Also, if you were unable to attend TechKnowledge this year, you can follow @ tk11 on Twitter or download the presentation slides from all the sessions. >> Start Small.

Review of Karl Kapp’s newest book on learning games aka serious games

Knowledge Guru

I was a fan of one of his early books, Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning , which he published in 2007, and I’d also read and enjoyed his recently published The Gamification of Learning and Instruction. Consequently, I was pretty thrilled when he visited the Knowledge Guru booth at DevLearn 2012 to learn about our newly-launched game engine. Chapters 15 – 22.

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Event Recap: ATD TechKnowledge 2015

E-learning Uncovered

Two weeks ago, Diane and I attended (and presented at) the 2015 ATD TechKnowledge conference in Las Vegas. We were excited to have two standing-room-only sessions, and everyone enjoyed learning some simple tricks that will let them add game-like elements to their courses without spending a lot of time on it. Here’s a quick way to fix the numbering. That will be your new scene 1.

What’s Next for Learning, Technology, and Our Profession – Resources Shared at #ATDTK

David Kelly

On January 11, I had the pleasure of delivering a session at the ATD TechKnowledge Conference exploring the evolving world of the learning professional. Games and Gamification. 2015 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning by Karl Kapp. Game-Based Learning: What it is, Why it Works, and Where it’s Going by Jessica Trybus. General ATD curation Learning Technology TechKnowledgeThe title of my session was What’s Next for Learning, Technology, and Our Profession. Session Slides. Learning on Multiple Devices. Take a Peek! by Patti Shank.

When Remembering Really Matters: The Power of Serious Games for Learning (Free Webinar)

Knowledge Guru

Sharon Boller , President and Chief Product Officer, and Steven Boller , Marketing Director, are delivering a jam-packed session through Training Magazine Network where they demonstrate research-based strategies for retention—and how they relate to games. Sharon and Steve will explain how games can help form long-term memories… and business results. Click here to register now!


Game Design and Gamification Workshop at ASTDTK2012

Kapp Notes

Learn how to engage learners using game design and gamification! You know games are a great way to engage learners and increase learning retention. But games need to be carefully designed for maximum learning effectiveness. You now have an opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop, Game Design and Gamification , where you will work through the game design process step-by-step with two internationally recognized authors and speakers on the topic. Learn more about the other preconference programs available at TechKnowledge! Games

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Thursday, April 09, 2009 Building Better Learning Games Interested in building casual games for your learners? Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. Play game for 90 minutes.

ASTD TechKnowledge Learning in 3D Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are the resources for the Learning in 3D presentation at ASTD TechKnowledge 2010. Books __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Here are the slides. Learning in 3D View more presentations from kkapp. Web site for the book Learning in 3D. Become a fan on Learning in 3D's Facebook Page.

ASTD TechKnowledge 2008, Lots of Fun

Kapp Notes

Arrived back from the ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 conference late the other night (3:00am) but the conference was worth it. I got to see a lot of people and make some really good connections. Matt Monahan and I had a lot of fun in our pre-conference workshop, Learning in 3D. Matthew Monahan and I put them through the paces. They learned to create lessons, build and even do a little scripting.

Where is Clark?

Clark Quinn

I was at ATD’s Techknowledge in January, and as this is published I’m on my way to Long Beach for their Core 4 event (sold out; if you’re one of the lucky ones there, say hi!). There I’ll be talking about Focus Beyond Learning, i.e. the broader performance ecosystem picture in which mobile, video, and games fit in. So, where am I this spring? I’m taking the train (and a bus); look forward to watching the terrain roll by and writing. But there’re a couple more events this spring. Again, if you’re going, say hello! strategy

Trade Show Wars

eLearning 24-7

Before entering the floor, you need a game plan. My game plan always includes the following: Scope the floor – I take a quick glance on where everyone is located – some people like checking out the map they give you – but half the time you can’t figure that out, especially when they number the booths. You have other things to do – prepare which seminars to attend, what time is your flight coming in and leaving, coming up with a game plan or just winging it. Giveaways – Let the Games Begin. Hence, this guide. A red flag. Worthless.

6 Steps to a Mobile Mindset: Mobile Learning Basics

Bottom-Line Performance

If you attended ATD TechKnowledge this year, then you might have seen a session about this new thing called The Mobile Mindset. Nowadays, these sites can have questionnaires, games, interactive content, and tracking like you wouldn’t believe. I even talked to a gentleman after our presentation at ATD TechKnowledge who said his team uses Adobe Muse to build web pages for eLearning.

What is Gamification? and Why it Matters to L&D Professionals

The Learning Circuits

Gamification is using game-based mechanics, aesthetics and game thinking to engage people, motivate action, promote learning, and solve problems.” Here are few examples of game-based thinking we can apply to our instruction, this is an abbreviated list. Feedback Another element in games is immediate feedback. In games it’s encouraged with multiple lives and attempts.

Upcoming Webinars, Articles and Events

Kapp Notes

Topic: What Research Tells us About Designing and Creating Game-Based Learning. Description: In the past few years, the terms games, gamification, and game-based learning have entered the vocabulary of trainers, eLearning developers, and instructional designers. While the use of games for learning seems like a good match, questions arise. How should games be integrated into the curriculum? Can attitudes and behavior change result from playing a game? Is first-person or third-person a better perspective for game development? Here are the details.

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Knowledge Guru Adds New Enterprise Edition and Racing Theme Pack

Knowledge Guru

You can… Host your games with us on a dedicated VPS server: Your games get their own dedicated server space. Create and remove your own game shells: The game administrator can easily create, edit, and delete individual games. Change details like the game’s title and URL in seconds. Each time you create a new game, you get to pick the theme.

Problem-Based Learning in 3D Environment

Kapp Notes

Here are the slides from an ASTD TechKnowledge Presentation. Here are the links: Other resources: SL Portal LSL Wiki Here is a post to additional links: Second Life Resourses: Supporting NCTT Opening Address __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideToday I am presenting on the topic of Designing Problem-Based Learning Environments in a 3D On Line Virtual World at the 19th International Conference on Teaching and Learning. Here are a couple of books used for Second Life.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Theory Into Practice Blog Tour

Kapp Notes

The goal of this book is to provide a practical, hands-on approach to creating games, gamification and simulations for learning. Also, there will be a live stop at ASTD Techknowledge. My presentation is “10 Things We Know About How to Design Games for Learning From Research.” I am kicking off another blog book tour and am excited to be able to “go” on another tour.

Principles for Creating a Successful Virtual Reality Learning Experience

Kapp Notes

A researcher, analyst, speaker, professor, consultant and designer of instructional games and gamification, Karl Kapp is author of six books on the convergence of learning and technology included the best selling gamification book “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction.” He will also be at the ATD Techknowledge 2017 conference in Las Vegas. Introduction. Conclusion.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Games vs. Gaming

Learning Visions

Thursday, March 22, 2007 Games vs. Gaming The topic that kept me thinking late last night: the difference between games and gaming; between people who play computer games and so-called gamers. Heres my novice view on the differences between games and gaming: Games are short, finite experiences. A game can be used as a simple distraction to pass some time; to cleanse the intellectual palate between tasks at work. I am a person who occasionally plays computer games. Gaming involves a plot and storyline. Games for Girls.

Karl Kapp on Instructional Design Today #TK11

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from a session with Karl Kapp at ASTD’s TechKnowledge in San Jose: Instructional Design Today: What We Really Need to Know as Practitioners, Researchers, and Designers. Sound instructional design techniques work for the new technology (gadgets, games, etc.) PROCEDURES Do an overview of the whole procedure – then teach the parts and have them put it all together.

The 2017 ATD TechKnowedge Conference & Expo Backchannel #ATDTK

David Kelly

Official 2017 TechKnowledge Resources. 6 Top-Notch Sessions at ATD TechKnowledge 2017 by Holly Hilton. Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Game Design by Sharon Boller. Curated Backchannels ATD TechKnowledgeThis post curates resources shared via the backchannel of the 2017 DevLearn Conference & Expo being held January 11 – 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am a huge proponent of backchannel learning. There are many conferences I would love to be able to attend, but most people can only accommodate one or two each year. Conference Website. Schedule at a Glance.