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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Branch and Bottleneck Scenario Structure

Experiencing eLearning

I learned the terminology “branch and bottleneck” from Sam Kobo Ashwell in his post on Standard Patterns in Choice-Based Games. Although he’s writing about structures for games and interactive fiction, his concepts also apply to branching scenarios for training.

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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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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.

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.

Gamification vs Game-Based Training: When to Use Gamification [Part 3]


With the lack of proven long-term results from gamified content, especially compared with game-based learning’s successful track record, it’s a wonder why someone would use it in the first place. But to be successful, it must include game design , not just game components.

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.

A Conversation with Sharon Boller

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a chance to catch up with my friend Sharon Boller, she and I have conducted a number of workshops together and we both share a passion for games and game-based learning. ” You can learn about the Game Design Course here. Image from the classic Guru Game.

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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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



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.

E-learning Activities That Don’t Suck!

Spark Your Interest

While we already discussed scenarios as an alternative to multiple-choice quizzing, there are other ways scenarios can be used in e-learning activities. E-learning Activities that Include Instructional Games. Games can be perceived as frivolous.



Has it established a proper track record? You may want to ensure that learner progress is able to be tracked in great detail. Learnnovators: Our hearty congratulations to you on being awarded the ‘Best Alternate Solution’ in the eLearning Guild Solution Fest 2014.

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.

The Online Learning Jargon Buster

Learning Pool

An alternative to custom content is library content. . It enables sophisticated levels of interactivity including game-based solutions and gamification elements. SCORM is a development standard for tracking learner progress and assessment scores on e-learning courses. .

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.

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.

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.

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.


Spark Your Interest

Creating games is a way to train and reinforce learning. A simple example is a “Jeopardy” game where users recall their learning through play. For example, clicking a button, dragging an item, doing data or text entry, and playing a game are instances of learner interactivity.

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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.

How Does Gamification Improve Engagement?

Digitec Interactive

Gamification is the process of applying gaming elements into non-game contexts. It comes from the theory that people are more likely to perform better if their progress is tracked, and they have some sort of incentive or competition. The Psychology of Games.

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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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

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.

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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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.

Benefits of gamification in training


Games have become the new thing. Without a doubt, the gaming industry is the most powerful industry in the entertainment domain, when compared to other forms of entertainment like music or movies. Typical grading can be replaced with an alternative rewards system.

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.

Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

Like any complex change management process, you need to focus on several tracks simultaneously. Track 1: The Learners. Track 2: Managers and Formal Leaders. Track 3: Teams. Are members in a win-lose or competitive game with each other? Track 5: Executives.

Doist’s Fadeke Adegbuyi on training a completely remote workforce on productivity


Think your productivity game is strong? Relying on memory to keep track of tasks and projects means information is bound to leak out. Alternately, use a google spreadsheet, a paper journal, or anything in between. Think again.

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.

10 Challenges of a Virtual Team And How To Overcome Them


Brain games, quizzes , and puzzles can also be an excellent way to develop bonding among your virtual teams. Time and productivity tracking applications such as DeskTime can prove useful in increasing the focus of your teams and understanding how your teams are utilizing their time daily.