Megatrends in MOOCs: #11 Alternative Credentials

Your Training Edge

One of the biggest opportunities for MOOCs and other digital learning environments has been in the development of alternative credentials, which may turn out to be even better than traditional degrees at highlighting one’s knowledge and skills. Why do we need alternative credentials?

Games & Learning: Pokemon Go

David Kelly

I’ve been planning to write a series of blog posts centered on games I play, sharing my thoughts from both a gaming and learning perspective. Pokémon Go is a free-to-play augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices.

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Playing Games Leads to Better Learning

CLO Magazine

To combat this, companies have begun using “serious games” to engage employees in learning initiatives. Serious games are not designed for entertainment. For example, a mobile game that requires retail associates to select the right product features to match a customer’s needs.

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Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? Games seem like a really cool way to add some fun to learning and seem to pose little or no risk to the learning outcome.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

How it’s Viewed7 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Pages Interactive8 The Sky’s the Limit with the Cloud9 Translate Your Learning into Hundreds of Languages10 Track and Analyze Exactly how. are switching between devices, alternating between. Track and Analyze Exactly.

Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner


A little off the beaten track, here are some innovative ways of building experience in e-learning –focused on instruction but aiming to make learning as enjoyable and intriguing as possible. Alternatively, an open text field may also be provided, where the learners can write their responses.

Keynote Resources from #LUC2017

Kapp Notes

Challenge : As the game-based learning expert James Paul Gee has said, good games give players a set of challenging problems and let them solve those problems until they can do it automatically. When playing a game, you don’t know the outcome in advance. Design Games

5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget

Association eLearning

Make a game of it! Who doesn’t like games? Ideally you want this mini course to live within your association’s LMS, so you can track who has taken the course and set up an automated email campaign to encourage them to purchase the course. Simple, create an alternate version of your course that includes just a quick taste of your content.

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Learning New Skills

Bottom-Line Performance

I want to learn to play video games, because I think it will boost my brain in ways that I am excited about – and I think it will make me a better learning designer. Video games change your brain in ways not directly addressed in the game. One of my favorite presentations, by Dr. Ralph Chatham talked about ways games change the brain. Gamers can also track more variables in their head. First of all, let me say, that I never played immersive games as a kid.

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Karl Kapp – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators (Part 1)


Learnnovators: What are the current trends in Game-based Learning and Gamification? Other organizations like Delta Airlines have created games to teach employees who handle flight reservations geography, and still other organizations are using gamification for compliance and safety training. In terms of game-based learning, I see we are evolving away from simple games based on Jeopardy-style boards to more sophisticated games used to teach systems and relationships.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Has it established a proper track record? You may want to ensure that learner progress is able to be tracked in great detail. Joe: Prezi is a great tool for presentations, but I don’t see it as a tool that I would use to create eLearning that is nonlinear and which tracks progress well enough for the learning to make sense. Learnnovators: Our hearty congratulations to you on being awarded the ‘Best Alternate Solution’ in the eLearning Guild Solution Fest 2014.

Gamification of Learning and Training

Kapp Notes

Gamification – making things that don’t seem to be a game into a game is growing in popularity. Game mechanics, scoring, points, time elements, pattern seeking, item matching, content ratings are quickly working their way into almost every element of life.

Great Reads on Gamification


Gamification is everywhere—from Cheez-It Scrabble Junior , which gamifies snack crackers, to the popular Fitbit fitness tracking bands. Some of our own Lectora users have even shared some cool games they’ve created to engage employees and make successful e-Learning training programs.

Fair measures

Learning with e's

There's an alternative. It is also a form of informal measurement of skill for children who compete against themselves in video games or in sports to guage physical skills. computer games personal learning ipsative assessment criterion referenced assessment Assessing Pupil Progress

Top 5 Benefits of Using a Learning Management System

eLearning Brothers

They track and report on events too. Benefit #2: Tracking and Reporting Features. The second benefit to using a learning management system is that you can enhance performance through tracking and reporting tools. Make your courses more interactive using eLearning Game Templates.

ARG and ARG --What are they? What does it mean? Should you care?

The Learning Circuits

Here is what Koreen wrote in the chapter: Alternate reality games (ARGs), also sometimes called pervasive games or transmedia storytelling, are designed to combine real life and digital game play elements. Often smartphones are used with Augmented Reality Games.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #7 Gamification

Your Training Edge

Playing games at work? Now, it seems like we hear less about gamification just in general, but that isn’t because the idea of using game elements in non-game situations has gone away. As digital learning environments, MOOCs are ideal for incorporating game elements.

Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

If we allow our attendees to bring their tablets into class, they can participate in online polling, consume content and play games together. Game-based learning on a shoestring. Alternatively, you could use your iPhone. Game-based learning on a shoestring.

ID and eLearning Links (3/5/19)

Experiencing eLearning

Want to track how many people use the curated resources or do other actions in Storyline. The review of the history and differences in evolution is helpful in understanding the alternative perspective though. As I read various sources online, I bookmark what I find useful.

Top 5 e-learning trends for 2019


Both the deployment process and the results are a lot more facile to track so this type of brief and to the point learning is here to stay – and grow in this busy digitized world we live in. Game based learning is here to stay.

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The 10 Must-Have LMS Software Features


there are fewer better alternatives to properly-designed assessments when it comes to gauging progress. Any good LMS application worth its salt should include game mechanics to help add elements of excitement and engagement in the courses.

How to Develop Your First Employee Training Program


Designated learning paths, scoreboards, and certificates are some of the game elements that you can find in the top online training software tools today. Track and Measure Learning Progress. Use a tool that comes embedded with employee training tracking software.

Thinking Context in the Design Process

Clark Quinn

Now if you can’t use their context, because it’s arguably not something that is located in their existing lives, we want to create a context (this is, really, the essence of serious game design). Here we’re beginning to talk Alternate Reality Game. (And

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The 11 Best Writing Tools to Sharpen Your eLearning Course Text


But, you can also up your writing game by availing of some fantastic tools. Most importantly, everyone is working from an up-to-date document so there’s no need for version tracking or risk of people accessing out of date drafts. Writing.

Innovative EdTech Exhibits Find Their Way at Bett Excel London – 2019

Magic EdTech

Magic EdTech allows publishers to create AR learning games that respond to the real world. These games aim to help users track objects and to enable learners to engage in imaginative ways. For visual learners and individuals with learning difficulties, VR provides an alternative medium to meet their needs.

Training vs. Just-In-Time Resources: 5 Tools You Can Use Today

Bottom-Line Performance

The rise of the LMS has worsened this situation with companies wanting to put everything into clickable “courses” so they can track that employees have completed their training. Eight years ago, I wrote a blog post on training versus learning.

What is a Learning Burst?

Allison Rossett

In the next few years, approximately 4,000 emerging leaders were going to begin their development track to place them into business management positions. The program is in its fourth year and continues to be one of the highest rated courses in the IBM leadership development track.

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Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2018


Employing game mechanics leads to greater engagement, increased competition and ultimately, better learning. People have always had a fascination with the future.

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Using Challenges to Drive Employee Performance


Alternatively, we could provide a simpler sales challenge – “Sell X units from the new product line this month to win the challenge” Same as in our previous example, winners can be offered more ambitious follow-up challenges while losers can be offered slower paced challenges. Goals are the end game of improving on a certain high-level KPI or obtaining a certain skill (winning the race). Small wins – so every activity matters (not just the end game).

Innovative EdTech Exhibits Find Their Way at Bett Excel London – 2019

Magic EdTech

Magic EdTech allows publishers to create AR learning games that respond to the real world. These games aim to help users track objects and to enable learners to engage in imaginative ways. For visual learners and individuals with learning difficulties, VR provides an alternative medium to meet their needs.

How to Get State of the Art Training -- Without Replacing Your LMS


With this option you can create rich game-based content, and host it within a fun narrative based platform -- which helps improve both learning and engagement. CON Neutered Tracking. Tracking is So-So. Looking for an alternative to your slow-moving LMS?

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2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

Quick hits – sorting through recent entries in the Innovation Trigger bin: Gamification: Not serious games or games for learning, but “true gamification.” This year, we are placing our annual (and very popular) learning technology predictions on the the hype cycle.

8 Things You Can Do Better With Tin Can API


Unfortunately, the conventional learning methods do not have the capabilities needed to track and even report these alternate learning avenues. Track Learning Activities not Hosted on an LMS. Imagine a scenario, where you are asked to memorize Newton’s laws of motion.

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Is it time to replace SCORM? A Look at Emerging Learning Technologies

Growth Engineering

SCORM is no longer up to the job because its ability to track learners’ behaviour, preferences and interests is limited. Limited Tracking Functions. It can track learner progress and completion of online content. Modern Alternatives to SCORM.

Y Is xAPI So x-Zillerating?

ATD Learning Technologies

xAPI promises far more than its predecessor, the SCORM standard, which tracked e-learning activity in learning management systems. Alternatively, you may want to dive in with a senior leader’s pet project, one that will be given the resources and attention to improve chances for success.

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