Three Guidelines for Effectively Integrating Games in the Classroom

Kapp Notes

Here are three guidelines culled from research on the subject. Wouter, 2013, Ke 2009, Hays,2005). In other words, if the game objectives match the curriculum objectives, disconnects are avoided between the game design and curricular goals (Schifter, 2013). 2013).

Top 10 Posts From 2013


Whether you’re a long time reader or just getting started on our blog, check out our top ten blog posts from 2013. Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2013. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides guidelines for ladder use.

50 Best eLearning Posts Of 2012

Upside Learning

We hope you have had a good start to 2013. 10 Effective LMS RFP Guidelines. Happy 2013 everyone! We are going to make it even better! We have compiled the 50 best eLearning posts of 2012 from our blog.

Thinking about Gamification in Learning and Instruction

Kapp Notes

Apostol, Zaharescu and Alexe, (2013) identify eight elements they believe constitute game elements. While Stott and Neustaedter (2013) identify four critical game elements freedom to fail, rapid feedback, progression, and storytelling.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

adheres to your visual guidelines. colors to your exact brand guidelines, and then specify other details such as font sizes, backgrounds, and menu items. The Guardian (2013), ‘How is cloud computing enhancing our ability to work anywhere?’ 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Karl Kapp’s New Gamification Fieldbook for Learning Professionals

Bottom-Line Performance

I was a regular on the L&D conference circuit in 2013, starting at DevLearn in October 2012 (when I first met Karl Kapp) and continuing onwards to DevLearn 2013. Late 2012 and early 2013 were about research and theory.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less


Create learning content templates with suitable guidelines to help gather pertinent information out of SMEs. Most corporations perceive learning to be an essential and ongoing process.

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The Benefits of Timed Content Delivery


Drip-Feeding Guidelines. The way you schedule your lessons is largely dependent on your course content, but here are some general guidelines for content scheduling: Do not exceed four hours of lesson content delivered per chunk.

Creating a Natural, Engaging Conversation in Your Simulation or Game

Kapp Notes

An enabler of the iCi interface is a set of guidelines known as the Jack Principles. 2003) e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning.

Need to apply some common settings? Use the ‘Global Settings’ feature of Raptivity


It could be to comply with your brand identity guidelines or for running a campaign. At times, you need to apply some common settings for font, design and background across various interactions. Whatever the purpose be, you can easily do [.]. raptivity Videos Global Settings Raptivity Settings

The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce


In this context, below are a few guidelines that will help you to prepare your organization for the 70:20:10 Model: Accepting the facts and committing to the “informal learning first” mindset is the first step.

Some Thoughts of Games Vs. Simulations

Kapp Notes

2008) E-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of multimedia Learning. Simulations and Serious Games have both differences and similarities.

4 Major Challenges when Implementing an International ELearning Program


Localization: Before agreeing to do any type of elearning program, you should establish up-front what languages will be supported, and then stick to that guideline going forward.

Adobe Captivate: Say Hello to Version 7

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Easily create simulations and demonstrations that address accessibility standards such as Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 by Kevin Siegel. In the good old days, software companies released major upgrades to their products every 2-3 years. Like it or not, the upgrade cycles have gotten shorter and shorter. How long was it between Adobe Captivate 5 and 6? 14 months?

Training & Development in Belize

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Project deadlines are typically seen as guidelines or suggestions rather than final completion dates. by Jen Weaver. Let's take an island adventure to Belize and explore some common cultural facts (and their impact on the training and development market). Test your knowledge of Belizean culture with the true or false questions below: True or False? Belizeans take a relaxed approach to most things. True or False? The official language of Belize is English.

7 Steps to 508 Compliance: Why It’s Important and Where You Can Start

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal guidelines do a great job of summing this up: “Tables are permitted, but 508 requires that tables be coded according to the rules of the markup language being used for creating tables.

eLearning and Training: The Basics of Translation & Localization

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Here are some general guidelines to help you identify the project scope: What flavor of the target language is needed? by Jen Weaver. For many training professionals, the translation of support materials is a fairly new task. If you're unfamiliar with it, translation can emerge as a large and daunting task. But it doesn't have to be! Understanding some common translation terminology and defining the basic scope for your project will equip you for success.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

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See also: eLearning Voice-Overs Microphone Guideline and Tips for Capturing Audio. by Kevin Siegel. I received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems? It needs to connect to my Dell laptop PC.

Compliance and Safety Training: When You Have to Do It, Make it Memorable

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The US Department of Labor Website has an entire section on Training Requirements for OSHA standards and guidelines. What’s the risk of delivering the same old compliance training year after year? The main reason most organizations train for compliance is, well, to comply.

How to Design eLearning for Traditional Learners

Association eLearning

The National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine (NIA/NLM) has created a set of technical guidelines for making information technology usable by older adults. Take a look at the guidelines. Technology is truly beginning to transform what learning is.

A Counterpoint to Ruth Clark’s “Why Games Don’t Teach”

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What we need now is 1) research explaining why games are engaging and effective and 2) practical guidelines for how, when, with whom and under what conditions games can be integrated into the learning process to maximize their learning potential.”.

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Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia

Connect Thinking

stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines were put together by the World Wide Web (WC3) consortium in 2008. At this time, non-government organisations are exempt from the requirement to comply with WCAG guidelines. guidelines and WCAG 2.0

Localization: Writing for Translation

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Following these simple guidelines for translation will allow your LEP audience to focus on the important things you have to say. by Jen Weaver. Have you ever borrowed someone else's notes to try to study for an exam or understand a topic? You probably found that it was more difficult to fully grasp a concept when using someone else's thoughts.

Week four and going well

Moodle Journal

To address the subject of design , and given the core principles that we are considering here I came across a very useful pdf '' Guidelines for Authors of Learning Objects'' by Rachel S. This week is going to be number four in the rollout of the eLearning training.

Online Training: How Big is Too Big?

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In addition, there weren't any guidelines how how best to engage the online student. by AJ George  In the early days of software training, many professional trainers that I've talked with said that the perfect onsite class size was eight to 10 students. For groups of 10 or more, it was a standard practice to bring in a backup trainer.

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Games do teach

Clark Quinn

So the real point Ruth is making is that research doesn’t show the value of games for learning, and that there are no guidelines from research for design. I think Ruth Clark’s provides a great service in presenting what the research says on elearning, starting with her highly recommended book eLearning and the Science of Instruction.

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Add Visual Depth to Your Lectora Courses

eLearning Brothers

In this example, I wanted to add a circle inside the floral pattern, so I added some guidelines so that I could be sure the pattern would remain seamless. In Lectora, there’s a great way to add visual depth and interest to your graphical user interface (GUI)—just add texture!

#ASTD2012 ICE: Recap of day 2 and 3

Challenge to Learn

I expected a bit more from him, giving more guidelines and directions to the audience of which steps to take. These where two long days. I saw some great presentations and some that were not. I have made some session reports for you, I will skip the lesser sessions.

7 Strategies for Building Community in Online Courses

E-Learning Acupuncture

Provide some guidelines on effective virtual team-work. Provide netiquette and guidelines on how best to participate in the graded discussion forum, if applicable. Loneliness and a feeling of working in isolation is one reason why some online students eventually choose to drop a course.

Announcing Lectora Version 11.3


You can use Lectora to create titles published to a Web-based format (HTML, CourseMill, SCORM/Web-based, AICC/Web-based) that comply with the standards set in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 – Level AA. Lectora just got an update! Meet Lectora® Version 11.3,

What is the Fair Labor Standards Act?


For employees, we cover minimum wage and hour expectations, as well as youth employment guidelines. Employer or employee, it''s important to know how the Wages and Fair Labor Standards Act applies to you.

Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know


If someone uses the term “AICC compliant” it means their training complies with at least one of the nine AICC guidelines and recommendations for designing training. There are concepts and terms that are part of the every day life of the professionals within an industry.

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Considerations in Developing Accessible Courseware

ICS Learning

Our ADA, Section 508 guidelines are due for a significant review and update with the quick advancement in mobile technology. Currently, the official standards for Accessibility compliance in the US are found at , covering the entire Americans with Disabilities Act. The site itself is a trove of information for those who really want to explore and understand the large range of requirements, from IT to public accommodations.

Evidence-based Design

Clark Quinn

The role of emotional engagement isn’t as well fleshed out as we’d like, and some of the research is frankly focused on studies too small to give practical guidelines (c.f. In my last post , I asserted that we need evidence-based design for what we do. There are a number of sources for same. Of course, you could go do a Master’s or Ph.D. in cognition and learning, but there are shorter paths.

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When to Choose Self-Paced Learning Versus Live, On-Line Learning


In her book, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning , Ruth Clark cites several studies that show evidence that, when it comes to learning outcomes, it does not matter what technology or learning mode you use.