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Two Software Tools for Creating Simulations

Kapp Notes

Here are two tools that can be used for creating effective and engaging simulations. Screen Capture from SimWriter simulation creation software. What started as a tool for internal simulation development is now a patented authoring tool available to license and use for your own e-learning simulation development. develop simulation simulationsSimWriter.

Ministry of Games #5: Simulation Games

Enspire Learning

Matt and Robert spotlight the simulation game genre and discuss the difference between simulations and games. Are simulations games? Are games simulations? Do simulations have to emulate real life? Is chess a simulation? Can you learn from simulations as well as you can from games? Are simulations games? Are games simulations?

Games vs Simulations: Choosing the Right Approach for Learning

Knowledge Guru

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. Usually, it generates an  emotional reaction in players. Categorizing Learning Games and Simulations. Simulations can be designed as games, but they don’t have to be.

Use Simulations to Develop Millennials Leaders

CLO Magazine

Only 45 percent of those surveyed believed millennials were team players, and 36 percent believed them to be difficult to work with. Specifically, the use of computer simulations can give learners a chance to live like a leader; it’s similar to putting student pilots into a flight simulator. These kinds of simulations can be very diverse. Technology can help.

Where to get Ideas for Learning Games, Gamification or Simulations

Kapp Notes

The best place to start to design a game, gamificaiton experience or simulation is to play games, lots of games. In today’s modern online and video games, the elements of gamification and simulation abound. The simulated environments of Call of Duty games are highly realistic to the point of almost being a simulation. The elements of socialization and leveling up in games like Farmville and the points progression in games such as Angry Birds all serve as excellent examples of elements that can be used within games, gamification and simulations for learning.

Making Learning Games Effective: 5 ways of ensuring that players LEARN

G-Cube

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. Games designed for entertainment need to make sure that by utilizing the above attributes, the players enjoy playing and keep coming back for more. particular goal or outcomes to achieve. Compelling storyline.

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#iel11 Why 3D, Games and Simulations Matter

In the Middle of the Curve

My excuse.not so good ;) -- Presentation: Why 3D, Games and Simulations Matter for Learning and Collaboration Presenter: Karl Kapp Often - we use technology. People project attributes they would like to have on avatar - but on superficial level - Different point of view impacts how you think about yourself and avatar - Still have conflicting research in terms of relationship between avatar and person Which builds more confidence classroom or simulation? Simulation - 20% higher. Do simulations have to be entertaining to be educational? Players found too frustrating.

Do Business Simulations Need to Model Reality?

Enspire Learning

Recently, I have had a few lively discussions about how closely leadership and business simulations should model reality to be meaningful learning experiences. For example, to what extent does a simulation on financial  acumen need to replicate the dynamics of specific industries? How closely should strategy or marketing simulations model the positions of industry competitors?

Top Tools for Developing Simulation Based E-learning Courses – Part 2

CommLab India

In the previous blog , we looked at the top 10 Authoring tools used for developing simulation based e-learning courses. SimWriter is a highly interactive, responsive authoring tool used to build branching simulations quickly and easily. CodeBaby Studio is a complete 3D digital animation suite which allows us to develop engaging and effective avatar-based simulations. SimWriter.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

LectureScape is a new type of enhanced video player that was developed by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) based on an analysis of learning interactions from more than 7 million MOOC video sessions. More practical problem-solving experience: Simulations. And the critics were right. However, that is no longer what MOOCs look like.

Strategies for Implementing Gamification in Your Training MOOCs

Your Training Edge

One of the most basic gamification tools is the leaderboard, which shows players how they rank compared to others. In Business Gamification for Dummies, Kris Duggan and Kate Shoup recommend “slicing” leaderboards so that players’ ranks are determined based on a subset of other players, rather than the group as a whole. Identify the business goals you want to achieve.

Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning

Learning on the Leading Edge

They have built a library of high quality video and simulation-based content, totally integrated with their learning management platform. Skillsoft has acquired many of the larger players, but new companies like Lynda.com and other innovators continue to build new content (today often based on video, simulation, and gaming). We can expect to see much more investment in this area, making CrossKnowledge and Wiley a more significant player in the corporate learning and talent market. Most of us know John Wiley and Sons. as a book publisher. All rights reserved

Creating a Natural, Engaging Conversation in Your Simulation or Game

Kapp Notes

In the game, the announcer interacts with the players of the game as if they were all in the same room or studio. Research indicates that a conversational style is much more effective for conveying content to learners than a more formal style. The announcer uses a combination of humor and direct-response interactivity. When you play the game, you know they’ve succeeded. Maintaining Pacing.

Check Out Adobe Captivate eLearning Content on the Motorola Xoom Tablet via the Flash Player 10.2 [VIDEO]

mLearning Revolution

During the closing session, our panel received many questions on this very topic, and we shared some of the things Adobe is working on, including Wallaby, which is an experimental technology on Adobe Labs for converting Flash files to HTML5 , Device Central, as well as what the availability of Flash Player 10.2 On Friday, Adobe released Flash Player 10.2 on the Android Market for Android 3.0

TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Simulating instructional roles through pedagogical agents. Trainees’ gain higher confidence in applying learning from a training session to their job when the training is simulation game based. The research evidence suggests the use of simulations to enhance the confidence trainees have in their ability to apply the skills learned in the training to their job. Reference: Sitzmann, T. (in press) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. Design Gamers Games Games video games simulations2006). 2005). 2009).

Table: Key Advantages of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations

Kapp Notes

candidate about games and simulations to augment his literature review. So here is the answer to the first question which is, “What are the key advantages of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations?&#. Sitzmann and Ely (2010) in a meta-analysis found that learners participating in simulation game learning experiences have 11% higher declarative knowledge, 14% higher procedural knowledge and 9% higher retention of training material than those trainees participating in more traditional learning experiences. Good video games capture players through identify.

Training and Education for Millennials through Gamification

Your Training Edge

Fantasy Election 2012 ( [link] ) allowed players to build a fantasy ‘dream team’ of candidates and to compete against others in a virtual league, social media was utilized as a measure of engagement. In the workplace “game,” more than three-fourths of Millennials think they are smarter players than most. They are the demographic following Generation X.” Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

Loan Officer Branching Conversation Simulation – Twitterpated with.

Twitterpated with Learning

Skip to content Twitterpated with Learning E-learning, serious games, educational simulations, and periodic whimsy. Log in Categories: Amanda's Projects Related Resources Samples Loan Officer Branching Conversation Simulation If you’re like me, you like clicking on things better than just reading about them!  You’ll need Flash Player 10. Carrington Theme by Crowd Favorit

Gamify Your MOOC

Your Training Edge

In a MOOC, points can be accumulated for visiting the site, watching videos, completing activities, participating in simulations, asking and answering questions in the discussion forum, and pretty much any other activity imaginable. Leaderboards show player rankings, which are often determined by the number of points earned. Featured Posts Gamification Learning & Development MOOC Simulations Training avatars competitions gamification levels MOOCs Training versus knowledge Gamification and massive open online courses (MOOCs) are two of the biggest trends in education.

Simulations - Considerations

eLearning Cyclops

Currently, I am involved in creating simulations for a new system application. To avoid the problems I encountered in the past, I strongly suggest making the following considerations prior to developing software or system application simulations. Is there sensitive data or information on the system (test or live) that should not be displayed on the simulation? Can dummy data be added for the sake of the simulation? What is their bandwidth, browser type, Flash player version, etc.? This is something I have done a lot of over the years. Provide job aids. If

Simulation and skills development

Clive on Learning

I've been trying to understand better where simulation fits within the skills development process and whether simulation is the only/best option available to trainers and/or learners. Simulation seems to me to sit somewhere between the observation of expert performance and trying out those skills for yoursef on the job, however well supported. simulators (flight, driving, etc.):

Updates for Enspire’s Premier Leadership Simulation

Enspire Learning

AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 2, 2012 – Enspire Learning, a leading provider of leadership development simulations and custom learning solutions, announced updates today to its premier leadership simulation, Executive Challenge. Executive Challenge is a simulation-based leadership development program designed to develop leadership, communication, and teamwork skills in a competitive marketplace. The simulation can now also be run wirelessly and the interface has been updated to be more modern and user friendly. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

Updates for Enspire’s Premier Leadership Simulation

Enspire Learning

AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 2, 2012 – Enspire Learning, a leading provider of leadership development simulations and custom learning solutions, announced updates today to its premier leadership simulation, Executive Challenge. Executive Challenge is a simulation-based leadership development program designed to develop leadership, communication, and teamwork skills in a competitive marketplace. The simulation can now also be run wirelessly and the interface has been updated to be more modern and user friendly. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning

Learning on the Leading Edge

They have built a library of high quality video and simulation-based content, totally integrated with their learning management platform. Skillsoft has acquired many of the larger players, but new companies like Lynda.com and other innovators continue to build new content (today often based on video, simulation, and gaming). We can expect to see much more investment in this area, making CrossKnowledge and Wiley a more significant player in the corporate learning and talent market. Most of us know John Wiley and Sons. as a book publisher. All rights reserved

Social Dynamics and the Value of Analog Simulations and Games

Enspire Learning

Are analog simulations or games a more cost-effective option than digital ones? Specifically, when we’re designing a simulation or a game we often ask ourselves: What is the quality of the interactions that players demonstrate both in and out of the sim? How do players organize and distribute power and leadership responsibilities when working cooperatively or within teams?

Tips for Creating an Interactive Learning Event

Kapp Notes

To ensure that the learning goals of a game, gamification or simulation are met, the first priority is to design the interactive learning event to focus on learning objectives from the beginning and not as an afterthought. Create opportunities for the players to be interactive with the content of the interactive learning event and with each other. Games Gamification simulations

Epistemic Games

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

Defined: Epistemic games are computer games that can help players learn to think like engineers, urban planners, journalists, lawyers, and other innovative professionals, giving them the tools they need for a changing world. In epistemic games, players see what it is like to live in the world of adults. They explain the methodology behind the game, called Nephrotex , and include a blend of virtual with physical mentoring – something that they believe is critical to the simulation process. The first point he makes is about the Epistemic Frame. Skills ( the how ).

If School was Like a Jam Session

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

If only enterprising entrepreneurs would build an authoring tool that enabled the creation of real world work simulations. started down that path in the mid ''90''s and got close with some pretty cool simulations for manufacturing and logistics activities, but my coding skills could only get me so far. So, this got me thinking about training simulations in general. simulation

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Digital Easter Egg Hunt in the E-Learning Household

SweetRush

Publish the game for Articulate Mobile Player and make it available offline. Dream It We Can Build It E-learning Games and simulations M-learning articulate storyline digital easter egg hunt elearning mlearningBeing an e-learning professional is not exactly like being a firefighter or an astronaut, but we also share the basic human need of appearing as heroes to our children. Step 2.

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Using Lessons from Video Games in E-Learning

Learning Developments

Some of these lessons are: Games can be used to simulate real work situations. These techniques include leveraging teachable moments and encouraging you to learn from other players. learning Games Simulations WBT Self-pacedI'm a child of the 80's. Everyday I am reminded of that by the marketers who want dollars from the 30-something crowd. The fact that I grew up in the 80's puts me in perfect place to see the evolution of video games. Yes, I played Pong back in the day. The Atari 2600 stole hours of my elementary years. That actually took me by surprise.

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ASTD DC Metro 2013 Presentation Resources:Gamification of Learning

Kapp Notes

Raptivity (Simulation Pack). Simulating instructional roles through pedagogical agents. Simulating Instructional Roles through Pedagogical Agents. Trainees’ gain higher confidence in applying learning from a training session to their job when the training is simulation game based. Blog posts discussing subjects covered in presentation: Consider Player/Game Interactions.

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Presentation Resources and Notes from IMU Learning Webinar Series

Kapp Notes

Simulating instructional roles through pedagogical agents. Trainees’ gain higher confidence in applying learning from a training session to their job when the training is simulation game based. The research evidence suggests the use of simulations to enhance the confidence trainees have in their ability to apply the skills learned in the training to their job. 2006). 2005).

Games And Simulations

The eLearning Coach

Karl Kapp, professor, author and speaker, understands the value of games and simulations in learning. Coach: How did you become an evangelist for learning through games, simulations and gadgets? But, in terms of my interest in games, gadgets and simulations, it really started by observing my two sons. I can “blame” them for this whole thing. At that point, it hit me.

ASTD Philly 2013 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Raptivity (Simulation Pack). Simulating instructional roles through pedagogical agents. Simulating Instructional Roles through Pedagogical Agents. Trainees’ gain higher confidence in applying learning from a training session to their job when the training is simulation game based. The research evidence suggests the use of simulations to enhance the confidence trainees have in their ability to apply the skills learned in the training to their job. 2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games.

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