Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. Gamification of context provides two key advantages. So, providing a game for learning creates an authentic environment other than a classroom or a slideshow and highlights how certain variables or actions taken in situation play out over time. The context of an online course or the context of a classroom is not authentic. May times in a classroom or in an elearning module, there are no consequences for wrong decisions or actions. are most people impacted by that. Design
Implementing Gamification? Consider These Tips
JUNE 23, 2015
Before launching wide-scale gamification efforts, provide information to stakeholders on emerging gamification implementations in organizations that have show business results. Team with experienced and “proven” providers of gamification paltforms and design to provide professional quality experiences for learners. Here are some tips for implementing gamification. Align. Agree.
A Conversation with Álvaro Mas of Hooptap
OCTOBER 31, 2015
He also provided some examples of how they are implementing Hooptap solutions in various organizations. Setting rewards linked to goals helps provide the feeling that you are cared for and valued. At the same time, thanks to the different mechanics, Hooptap is able to monitor the employee’s activity through the feedback in real time that the platform provides. Gamification
A Conversation with Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director/CEO of Sponge UK
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
Louise showed me some wonderful elearning solutions they’ve developed, shared with me her secrets for hiring good talent and provide great insights into the design and development of engaging instruction. The idea was to provide a fun way to engage young people in voting and debunk some of the myths about the experience of casting your vote at a polling station.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.
A Conversation with John Deligiannis of mLevel
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
Finally, the platform has an extensive reporting dashboard that provides detailed data on how employees are performing – specifically, what they know and don’t know at a level most learning and business professionals aren’t used to seeing. recent customer is a leading provider of education services, and their recruiters have strict protocols for how they conduct themselves with prospects.
Six Ways to Foster Innovation in the Learning Field
DECEMBER 4, 2014
Involving vendors in conversations provides a wealth of insight and a breadth that most of us don’t have from just working within one organization. So if you can enter into a non-sales discussion about the field, with a vendor, those vendors can provide a great deal of value in helping us to innovate. Juxtaposition. Two items that don’t seem to go together. Vendors.
Game Element: Balance
AUGUST 18, 2015
Use your list of items to balance and observation of the players as well as direct feedback to see if the players feel the game was properly balanced, that it felt fair, moved at a decent pace and provided the right mix of learning and engagement. The concept of “balance” in a game experience encompasses many ideas. Is it the idea of not too challenging but not too difficult?
Great Time Talking #Gamification at Masie’s Learning2015
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
The conference was a great flurry of activity and provided many wonderful chances to interact with great people and to discuss the concepts of games and gamification for learning. Khan’s argument is for mastery and the use of data to determine how a student is doing and to provide personalized instruction to the learner. Elliott Masie kicking off Learning2015.
A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book
APRIL 6, 2016
Though these principles aren’t new, coming from the disciplines of software development and manufacturing, we have found they also help us get gains similar to what Lean and Agile have provided for software and manufacturing for the last 10-25 years. We tried to provide enough detail so that others can apply the principles to develop practices that are fit to their own purposes.
A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Kapp: There are a number of vendors that provide templates for Storyline, how is Expedite Learning Different? The other day I caught up with Stephanie Nadda. Stephanie is a consultant based in Chicago who has worked with large organizations like W.W. Grainger, Walgreens, the NCAA, the College of American Pathologists, Ace Hardware, Aon Hewitt, etc. over the last 12 years. How to store it?
No Learning Professional Ever Got Fired for Bullet Points but…They Should
JULY 23, 2014
Yet we tell, we lecture, we provide bulleted lists. Because in the end either they know it will save our lives, provide a safer environment for ourselves or others or keep us from harm. Whenever I talk about game-thinking or gamification or even interactive learning someone always asks the question: “What if people don’t like games?” But there’s more.
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
event are important and the happy sheets do serve a purpose, but will they really provide enough hard. Whether making the decision to invest in people, or to simply maintain or decrease training budgets, training programs that provide immediate impact and maximum overall return on investment are an. Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI. But because. incurred.
Game Element: Strategy
JULY 28, 2014
Provide knowledge or information that can help the learner manage complexity relationships among variables. 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. Stratego.
7 Game and Gamification Guidelines for Your Organization
APRIL 13, 2015
Provide professional development for trainers and instructional designers to successfully integrate games, gamification and game-based thinking into their instruction. Use the data captured through games and gamification experiences of the learner to provide personalized interventions and instruction as needed. Three. Deemphasize winning. Seven. They are not magic. Games Gamificatio
Gameful Approaches to Motivation & Engagement: Recap of #WhartonGame Summit
NOVEMBER 8, 2015
The first panel discussion was filled with academics who provided insights into the current state of gamification. She is currently working on a meta-analysis of 300 gamification studies and hopes that will provide some insights. The other day I had the opportunity to attend a gamification summit held at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Group ideas. Gamification
Learning Games Should Be Part of a Learning Strategy
MARCH 3, 2014
However, conducting a role-play in a 3D virtual environment where the learner assumes the role through the use of an avatar and interacts with a real person controlling the other avatars within the role play provides an experienced learner an unlimited number of branching opportunities. And finally a debrief is provided to the learner. ” The game is then played. Games
Four Articles & Papers Defining this thing called #Gamification
OCTOBER 12, 2012
In the article, the authors provide insight into several different ways in which individuals and organizations have defined “Gamification” The author, Ivan Mosca (Università di Torino), writes. Does gamification provide an opportunity to help schools solve difficult problems related to motivation and engagement. The first article is from an online journal called GAME.
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
technology providers. other areas in which organizations give learning technology providers failing grades. 11 Research Summary About Brandon Hall Group Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and. Your membership provides you with personal connections to fellow professionals.
Game Element: Freedom
AUGUST 14, 2015
But games provide more than the freedom to fail. They provide the freedom to explore different environments, different methods of thinking and different approaches to problem solving. 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 are a sandbox for life. Games
Playing with the Definition of “Game Thinking” for Instructional Designers
APRIL 16, 2014
As part of that presentation, I will be defining the term “Game Thinking” from the perspective of an instructional designer. I’ve done some research but there is not a lot out there concerning game-thinking as an instructional designer. I did find one source I found interesting, check out the Gamasutra article by Andrzej Marczewski which provides his take on game thinking.
Top 10 +1 Instructional Game Design Best Practices
SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
If the game does seem complicated or is tough to get started, provide a tutorial round or a practice round that does not count for scoring, leveling or winning. Here are the top ten best practices for instructional game design. Plus a bonus) Practice #1 – Design the learning game to meet specific instructional objectives. Practice #3 – Keep rules, scoring and leveling simple. Games
Summary of a Literture Review on The Effectiveness of Instructional Games by Robert Hays
JANUARY 14, 2013
Although research has shown that some games can provide effective learning for a variety of learners for several different tasks (e.g., Learners should be provided with debriefing and feedback that clearly explains how their experiences with the game help them meet these instructional objectives. In 2005, Robert T. Here is a link to the technical paper. situations. objectives. Games
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
been providing lukewarm results for years. techniques and solutions that provide more impactful methods for improving employee. But microlearning offers far more than that: • It adapts to the pace of today’s business and meets the needs of your modern learners, providing learning in short bites that are fast and easy to absorb. Aside from providing access over the.
A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite
JUNE 8, 2015
Kapp: You’ve been around in the technology industry for some time, can you provide a little of your background? It may have been reading Howard Rheingold’s ‘Virtual Reality’ book in 1992, it may have been the potential of what could be done with a timetable provided by Moore’s law, but in the early nineties I decided that my life’s work would be devoted to virtual reality.
Barnes & Noble Presentation Resources: Learning Games
OCTOBER 14, 2014
Based on seven years of research and development, the curriculum combines the best of video game-based learning with the best of hands-on learning to provide a learning curriculum for any student and any educational setting. As part of that process, here are some links to educational games. Game to Teach STEM. Below is a link to Survival Master Winter. Survival Master Home Page. ClarkChart.
Two Opposite But Important Elements of Learning
JULY 12, 2013
Games can provide opportunities to practice skills and performing tasks but games aren’t required, many learning tasks can be practiced and should be practiced. There are two elements of learning that seem almost opposite, yet, each contribute immeasurably to the ability of a person to learn. Without these two elements, a person does not learn as deeply as they could. Interactivity.
My Adventure at Lynda.com
AUGUST 20, 2014
The scripts are not large (one or two pages) but it is hard to provide critical information in only a few pages so a lot of work condensing material into a few pages. Last week I had a chance to visit Lynda.com and work as an author creating a course for Lynda.com. It was a great adventure and I had a lot of fun. So here is the story of my five days at Lynda.com. ” My home for a week.
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include. provide the manager with talking points. We provide practice guides to help Sue. We now. Right?
Using Games and Avatars to Change Learner Behavior
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
These results across different methodologies, ages, and cultures provide robust evidence that pro-social games can positively impact pro-social behavior. The study provides empirical evidence that interactive digital games are more effective than non-interactive presentation modes in influencing people’s empathic reactions to social issues.. The results were interesting. Games
Leaving Stealth Mode: Announcing 2K Learning and Kickstarter Campaign
JANUARY 14, 2015
Research has indicated that one of the main reasons that teachers don’t adopt innovative new techniques is because they are never provided with the proper training, technical support, pedagogical support or infrastructure to make it successful. Today is an exciting day with the announcement of the launch of 2K Learning. We are asking for funding for the Beta testing of the product.
Engagement: A Critical Element in Learning and Gamification
JANUARY 27, 2014
To foster this type of engagement, the teacher sets ground rules, clearly describe the motivation aspects such as a leaderboard or level of challenge and provide the rules and parameters of the gamified experience. If you want to have effective learning engagement, in gamification or any type of learning, you need to consider carefully how to grab and hold the learner’s attention.
Abstracts of Three Meta-Analysis Studies of Serious Games
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
However, the results provide strong evidence of publication bias in simulation games research. A meta-analysis is a study of studies. It is a way of aggregating research data to make informed conclusions rather than relying on the data of one study. Here are three abstracts from three different studies.Games for learning do have merit but they are not a blanket panacea. Abstract One from.
5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget
Knowledge Retention Time Since Training 1 Hour 100% 30% 50% 10% 24 Hours 1 Week 10 Solution: Provide shorter training material with continual. WHITE PAPER 5 Unknown Ways. You’re Wasting Your. individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders. struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what’s the result?
Gamification in the Realm of Employee Training
AUGUST 27, 2012
It provides a new lens for the creation of all types of instruction, the lens of game-designer. If used properly, thinking like a game-designer will help instructional designers and organizations to think through the design elements included in their e-learning or classroom instruction and provide a more realistic and rich approach to all types of training. decided to flip the class.
Entrepreneur Camp for Instructional Designers: Teaching Disruption
JUNE 8, 2015
Next, Connie Malamed, the Founder eLearningCoach provided some insights into how she started the eLearningCoach web site (out of her own passion) and how she manages to work with clients, create innovative instruction and find time to speak at conferences and write books. It was called Entrepreneurial Workshop for Instructional Designers. I was fortunate enough to observe the workshop.
Use of Challenge in Gamification and Learning Design
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
As the learners try to figure out what to do, the facilitator should provide guidance and assistance. The facilitator should be supportive of the learners but only provide information when the learners encounter an obstacle to solving their problem. Challenge is a strong motivator in learning (Malone, 1981; Schlechty, 1997; Jones et al., 1994). 2009). White, 1959). References. 1994).
Ideas About Games and Learner Assessment
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Multiple choice math tests can only provide a list of possible answers and have no easy mechanism for determining whether the student figured the answer out properly or merely guessed well. These suggestions also provide a way of creating authentic assessments in the context of educational games. Games would be so much better at teaching application. How long did it take? Games
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
providing an opportunity to practice the skills required. here is to ensure your training program provides individual attention and im- mediate feedback for trainees. INSTANT ACCESS TO CONTENT IN THE FIELD Provide learning content in both push and pull modalities to accommodate a. Always look for a LMS that provides an off-the-shelf integration with your CRM. ENABLEMENT?
Using Fantasy in Instructional #Games
JANUARY 17, 2013
Fantasy-based game environments can evoke a learner’s curiosity by providing an optimal level of informational complexity and a novel and exciting game space. 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. So fantasy helps in this situation. 333-369. 3rd Ed.
A Conversation with Duncan Lennox
JULY 29, 2014
Right now we support 10 languages in desktop, tablet and mobile environments, and our servers continually sift through response data to provide real-time analytics to the organizations we serve. In fact, in one recent study by a large global medical device provider, Qstream delivered results statistically equivalent to personalized coaching. Here is part of our conversation. Design
A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel
JANUARY 18, 2016
mLevel provides numerous pre-developed learning activity and game templates that the learning designer can configure with the learning content and assessment questions upon which the mission is based – all without any game development or coding knowledge. Learning in 2012, and subsequently joined mLevel last fall. Now here are the highlights from our conversation. mLevel Studio. A.G.E.S.
A Conversation with Warren Apel, Co-founder of Scholastico
DECEMBER 21, 2015
We provide an easy, inexpensive way for each student to give confidential feedback to their teachers. I recently connected with Warren Apel, an internationally-recognized leader in educational technology. After working in international schools for 17 years, he co-founded EdTech startup Scholastico. Kapp: Warren, explain why you left teaching to create a startup? So I took the big plunge!
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to. Provide a step-by-step work-plan to show you how to integrate gamification into. Game-based learning is often used as a one- time event to provide insights and instruction in a formal learning setting, either online or. Most games provide. Introduction.3 What is Gamification? system.
Answering Some Questions about Serious Games
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
One advantage of serious games is they provide two things most traditional instruction does not. Research can only provide evidence to support hypothesis or ideas but can’t prove something. The other day I got an email asking me some questions about serious games. Here are the questions and my answers. 1) What are the advantages of serious games? Design Games
Help Bring Innovation to the Classroom
JANUARY 28, 2015
have been working on a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an innovative curriculum to provide a way to get kids interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through a story-based curriculum. Recently, I’ve undertaken a venture to help bring educational innovation to the classroom. invite you to lend a hand in this effort. Out and About