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Meet Greg, the man who believes Games are the best tools to change the world and beyond

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How did it happen? Tell us what brought you in to game development. Greg Acuna, CEO of Earthlings Infotech, Pvt. First let me tell you about the genesis of the project.

The budget didn’t fail your low-budget eLearning. What else did? Your enthusiasm to use all of it.

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Is this how you arrive at your project budgets? “I promise, it’s not us!” ” Let’s meet the common Scapegoat: Don’t we hear the following statements very often? The training wasn’t very effective since we had very small budgets and couldn’t do a lot of stuff we wanted to.”. “We

Does Instructional Design Still Mean the Same in 2017?

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One night last week, I was super hungry and wanted to taste the new burger pizza from Dominos. I added to the cart a burger pizza, my favorite garlic bread sticks, two cheesy dips, a choco-lava cake, and a soft drink. However, I couldn’t place the order for some reason.

Learning from Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #03 Her Story

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Hello there! Welcome to the third post in the series “Learning from Games”. In this series, I try to break apart some of the most unique games I’ve played. If this is your first time here, I recommend you start with the first post in the series. Let’s move on to today’s game.

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A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Learning From Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #01Firewatch

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I still remember the first time the concept of game-based learning was introduced to our learning design team at the office. Some of them were excited while some kept their distance from the discussion calling it silly.

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How to Get Started with Freelancing: The Instructional Design Story

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It’s never easy to start something new and it gets even tougher when you’re starting out as a freelance Instructional Designer. Before you even take the plunge a million questions pop up in your head. How to I start? Where do I find clients? How much should charge for a project?

Forget VR & AR, this could be the next big thing in E-learning

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Technology is evolving rapidly. The major focus of this evolution is to make things easier for the users and make their life more comfortable. Who could forget this? I remember the day when my dad brought home our first television set.

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Lessons From Games: Stop stepping into the learner’s shoes, let them step in

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This morning at 5, one of my friends called me over phone. He started shouting “Bastion received a buff and Ana is nerfed, let’s play”. Sounds gibberish? Let me explain. Bastion and Ana are two characters from the famous multiplayer game “Overwatch”. No such thing as wrong time to discuss games.

Guest Blog 50: How Structured Schooling has Scared the Adult Learner

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Welcome to the first guest post in my blog.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Bringing the Fun to the Game by Mindy Wallis

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Most people don’t enjoy the training that they’re assigned by their employers, so the L & D industry has spent a lot of time talking about “gamification” over the past few years. Because who doesn’t love games? Of course, the training itself is still compulsory, so just making it more “game-like” is unlikely to make it more fun. Because doing something that you don’t want to do isn’t fun. We know this, right?

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Does your new E-learning character know his roles and responsibilities?

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It is a common practice to use characters/avatars in E-learning courses. But how do we evaluate the effectiveness of this strategy? Can these characters substitute a classroom instructor?

Gamification doesn’t mean developing games and there’s more!

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Gamification has been frequently talked about as one of the most happening trends in Learning and Development chapter. Research says that Gamification can help teach higher order skills in a fun based way.

We live life in First Person, then why a Third Person E-learning for our Learners?

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Have you heard the term FPS anytime? Do you remember that game your kid keeps playing where you’ll only see two hands holding a gun, running all around and shooting other people? That’s an FPS (First Person Shooter) game.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Protected: Meet the man who is using games to not only make the world a better place, but also education, a fun-filled experience.

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Gamification Pitfalls: Meaningful Rewards or nothing

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Why Rewards? Rewards can change behaviors. This morning, I woke up to this picture on my whatsapp messenger.This meme is about the recently launched mobile game Pokemon Go.

Why go for freelancers when companies do it for less?

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Having worked with several e-learning companies since 8 years, here’s my one-sided opinion on why you should hire freelancers when there are many companies out there, that are ready to do it for lesser cost and faster. Through this post, I’m trying to sell myself as a freelancer but only through facts that are a result of experience. Nothing to Hide. I may not be able to do it, but I know someone who can. We are open when it comes to talking about our skill set.

Learning from Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #02 Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes

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Hi there! In his best-selling learning book “ The Gamification of Learning and Instruction ”, Professor Karl M. Kapp discusses the 12 game elements that make a game motivational, exciting, and sometimes irresistible. I remember the day we discussed these with our learning design team.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released

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Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released. cori-miller. Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:30

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Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D

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Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D. cori-miller. Fri, 08/16/2019 - 01:00

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Micro-learning’s unsung sibling

E-Learning Provocateur

Micro-learning is so hot right now. But I’m not going to deliberate over its definition. If you’re into that, check out Shannon Tipton’s Microlearning: The Misunderstood Buzzword and 7 Deadly Myths of Microlearning.

How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

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Already using xAPI for more than just reporting? Then you may be wondering how it can be used to launch elearning content. The post How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI appeared first on HT2 Labs. Learning Locker xAPI

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

What’s Your Story? Narratives in Blended Learning

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If you were unfamiliar with L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz and read a description of the elements of the story, you’d likely see a list something like the following: a haunted castle with flying monkeys, a poppy field. a tornado in Kansas, a village populated by wee folk.

Build the bridge to self-learning: Help individuals help themselves

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What does an instructional designer do?

Experiencing eLearning

This post was originally published on May 26, 2007. It has become by far my most popular post. Even after all these years, people are trying to answer this question. In the coming months, I plan to update a number of “classic” posts like this one.

What I Learned at LSCon 2019

Experiencing eLearning

I had a great time at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. I loved being able to meet people in person who I had previously only met online and reconnecting with folks from past conferences.

Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.

Improve Employee Social Awareness Through Workplace Empathy

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People appreciate when you show care and concern. Empathy is defined as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” It’s a skill that can be and should be trained in the workplace.

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How to Leverage Your eLearning Investment for Business Growth

Dashe & Thomson

As a Learning and Development professional, you probably get asked to justify the cost of your eLearning expenses.

2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Around New Year’s Day each year, we issue our predictions for the top eLearning trends of the coming year.

20 real-world examples of Augmented Reality

E-Learning Provocateur

The 2019 instalment of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week kicks off next month. For a couple of previous VR WOL Weeks I’ve collated lists of the examples that the participants unearthed – see 20 real-world examples of Virtual Reality and 25 more real-world examples of Virtual Reality.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.