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Training Reinforcement: 7 Things You Need to Know

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Organizations expend constant effort to deliver information employees need to know for their jobs. And oftentimes, there’s a lot at stake. You depend on training to help your employees make more sales, provide better customer service, avoid regulatory issues, and make fewer mistakes.

6 Must-Read Learning Game Design Books

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Designing a game is no easy task, but do you know what’s even more difficult? Designing a game that helps people actually learn something. The BLP team (creators of Knowledge Guru) is no stranger to the challenges that come with learning game creation. That’s why we read about it!

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Why Adults Should Love Game-Based Learning

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I’m publishing this blog on Valentine’s Day, a day that is supposed to be all about love. This blog is about love, but not the romantic type. Instead, think about a hobby or activity that you love. Kids, for example, might love to play soccer or love to play video games like Minecraft.

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You Built a Great Learning Game… Why Aren’t You Getting Results?

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You built a wonderful learning game. So why aren’t you reaping results from it? Before we dive in and diagnose why your learners didn’t learn, grab a piece of real or digital paper. I’m going to ask you to write down things and answer some questions.

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3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

What’s the Benefit of “Fun” in Games?

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Yes, I know. You’ve heard that games are very useful for learning. However, it’s less about creating a game than actually understanding what it is that people find “fun” about playing games. There is power in understanding what makes games engaging to us.

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Training Reinforcement: An Insurance Policy for Your Training

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Few topics get people less excited than insurance. Some cringe in frustration. Others yawn with boredom. Yet we all know in our heart of hearts that insurance is a necessity.

Instructional Design vs. Learning Game Design: What’s the Difference?

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Your manager decides to include games and gamification as part of this year’s training strategy. As the instructional designer, she expects you to create the learning game.

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Gamification vs Game-Based Learning: What’s the Difference?

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Every year, the NCAA invites people from all over the world to participate in one of college sports greatest spectacles: March Madness. If you are reading this from the United States, chances are high that you have filled out a NCAA men’s basketball bracket before.

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.

3 Questions that Keep Product Managers Up at Night

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Product managers are passionate people. They are passionate about the products they create and the problems they solve for their customers. Product managers spend thousands of hours researching, testing and developing their products before its time to commercialize.

Why Sales Managers Struggle with Coaching

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Have you ever heard the phrase, “Those who can, do; those who can’t do, teach”? If you’re a sales manager, you’re living proof that this is often far from the truth. Lots of companies take their top performing sales reps and turn them into sales managers at some point in their careers.

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How to Add, Edit, Remove, and View Players in the System Admin Tool

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When you are logged in as a system administrator in your Knowledge Guru account, you can add, edit and remove players from all your game shells. The Player Management tool also allows you to view reports on how well your players are doing in each of the games. Manage Players Tool.

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How to Engage Learners Before, During and After Training

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How many times are you distracted or interrupted during a normal work day? What about your learners? How often are they pulled away from their planned activities? Let’s face it: distraction often feels like the norm for many of us.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Microlearning Madness: 25 Great Resources

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Over the last five to ten years, corporate learning professionals have scrambled to engage their learners in an increasingly digital world.

How to Manually Lock and Unlock Levels and Worlds in Quest

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Manual spacing allows the game author to control what levels and worlds are available to their players. This is particularly useful when implementing your game as a daily or weekly competition.

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Learning Science Word Salad: 14 Terms to Know

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What percentage of your learning content are you okay with people forgetting? This is a question we often ask our clients. We ask this because we often see companies that want to take massive amounts of content and squeeze it into a 30-minute eLearning course.

How to Add Reference Materials to a Knowledge Guru Game

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Knowledge Guru is specifically designed to provide you with a lot of flexibility to achieve your learning objectives. One way we offer this flexibility is through “Resources” support. Resources allow you to add content that your learners can access and review anytime, anywhere.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

How to use Automated Emails to Motivate, Remind, and Engage

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Knowledge Guru administrators can choose to turn on a carefully crafted series of emails that players trigger with various in-game activities. These auto emails are designed to foster repeat play, acknowledge significant accomplishments, and gently nudge inactive users. Motivate Players.

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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Learning Games

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You have a clear business problem, a related instructional goal, and a desire to incorporate learning games to help you achieve your instructional goal. But which games are best? To answer the question, focus on crafting relevant learning objectives.

How Sharon Boller and Karl Kapp’s Learning Game Design Process Works

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Last week we announced Sharon Boller and Dr. Karl Kapp’s new book on learning game design on the BLP blog. It’s called “Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games.”

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Serious Games + Smart Implementation = Win! (Free Webinar)

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We love creating games at BLP and try to share that enthusiasm as much as we can. But we’ll also be the first to admit that designing a learning game is only the beginning.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

5 Mobile Learning Must-Haves for 2016

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Mobile learning has come a long way over the last several years. Some organizations have truly embraced mobile as a training delivery method, learning as they go how to create an impactful mobile strategy.

7 Steps to an Effective Serious Game or Gamification Implementation

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Are you a do-it-yourselfer? When it comes to serious games, ATD says you probably are.

How to Use the Live Leaderboard in Knowledge Guru

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Every Knowledge Guru game has a Live Leaderboard. You can display this leaderboard on-screen in a live event or send it out to players via email so they can check scores without logging in. The live leaderboard refreshes automatically as people play.

How to Let Learners Log In With Salesforce.com

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Knowledge Guru allows your learners to log into their games with their Salesforce.com account. Once learners validate their account credentials, they can log in with Salesforce and see all games registered to their Salesforce email address. Desktop. From the main login page. Players go to kguru.co/login

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Gaming, Micro-Learning and Mobile: The Perfect Trio

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If you follow so-called learning trends, you’ve been hearing about micro-learning. It’s everywhere. It sounds fancy. Suddenly, learning professionals want to call all of their training micro-learning, even if it does not fit the description.

7 Steps to an Effective Knowledge Guru Implementation

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You already developed and customized your Knowledge Guru game. Now you need a plan to launch it, promote it, and measure it. Consider these tips for a successful implementation: 1. Make it mandatory.

10 Noteworthy Sessions at ATD International 2017

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#ATD2017 is only a few days away and my goal at the conference this year is simple: be a sponge and soak up as much knowledge and attend as many sessions as I possibly can. By doing so, I can stay on top of my game in my professional development and bring new ideas back to my team.

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Guidelines for Creating the Forest Flight Minigame

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Forest Flight enables you to create branching scenarios. It is helps learners practice using judgment and making decisions based on defined criteria. Example: Given a specified customer type, determine the best responses to make to gain commitment from the customer to try Product X.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Guidelines for Creating the Fish Finder Minigame

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Fish Finder enables learners to compare one fixed item or category to up to seven other items or categories in some fashion. Fish Finder is a great game for comparing your product to competitor products. Example: You have Product A and you want to compare it to Products B and C.

Implementation Tips for Quest and Legend

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Need implementation tips for a Drive game? Read Here. To maximize the playing – and learning – experience of Knowledge Guru’s Quest and Legend games, you need to do two things well: Spark learners’ interest so they take action to login or register to Knowledge Guru and get started.

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BLP Wins 2016 Horizon Awards for Knowledge Guru ‘Drive’ and Custom Mobile Learning Solution

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Bottom-Line Performance (BLP) is the proud recipient of four awards in the 2016 Horizon Interactive Awards competition, including one ‘Gold’ distinction. The prestigious competition has received over 10,000 entries from over 40 countries since its inception in 2002.

Six Truths About Implementing a Learning Game that Gets Results

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I love games—but that does not mean I think a game is the appropriate option for every learning situation. I do not think it will always equal the most effective or efficient means of helping people learn.

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Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.