6 Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Learning Game Design at #ASTDTK14

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance has done simulation and learning game design for table-top/live events for many years. However, our foray into digital game design has only been happening for the past three years. Here is a summary of six lessons we’ve learned.

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Read These Instructional Design Articles

LearnDash

With this in mind I wanted to share a few recent articles pertaining specifically to instructional design that I felt were particularly insightful – enjoy! 5 Instructional Design Articles You Should Read.

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L&D lessons from learning games research

Sponge UK

Gamification and learning games are a popular way to make workplace learning more engaging, but what makes an effective learning game? Studies have been carried out into many different areas of learning games. Research into learning games Robert T.

Designing a game

Clark Quinn

When I was a young academic in Australia, a colleague asked me if I would talk to some folks about a game. He knew that I had designed games before returning to grad school, and had subsequently done one on my thesis research. One of the lessons from this was important.

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10 Great Learning Game Design Links

Upside Learning

As our forays into game-based learning continue, so does the research. Learning From Game Design: 11 Gambits For Influencing User Behaviour. Learning From Game Design: 11 Gambits For Influencing User Behaviour. Katie Salen on Game Design and Learning.

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Gaming Learning

Clark Quinn

Remember the game Where in the World Is Carmen San Diego ? The game had you chasing an international fugitive, and you had to decipher clues about world facts to figure out where to go next to catch her, using an included world almanac. I’ve been thinking about games for the simple reason that I’m keynoting and doing a panel and a session about gaming and learning at NexLearn’s Immersive Learning University conference next week. games

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Learning Circuits 3D Article

Kapp Notes

As part of the blog book tour, Tony and Karl wrote an article for ASTD Learning Circuit s called Lessons Learned from Conducting 3D Virtual World Learning Experiences Here are some of those lessons, go to the article to see more detail and the "missing" lessons. Lesson 1: Solve a real business need with the implementation of the virtual immersive environment. Lesson 3: Allow learners time alone with their avatar.

Micro lesson plan: How to make the best in 4 Steps

Ed App

In this article, Ed Microlearning’s Instructional Design team – which has created an inordinate amount of micro lessons and courses – give their advice on creating the best micro lesson plan. The 4 Steps to creating the best micro lesson plan.

Using Lessons from Video Games in E-Learning

Learning Developments

The fact that I grew up in the 80's puts me in perfect place to see the evolution of video games. I remember text-based games like Zork and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Castle Wolfenstein brought in the era of first person shooter games for me. Quake and Goldeneye brought my attention back to FPS games and the Call of Duty franchise has kept me there. While a lot of folks talk about the negatives of computer games, let me talk about some of the positives.

Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”

Experiencing eLearning

Ruth Clark posted at ASTD an article titled “ Why Games Don’t Teach.” A more accurate title would be “Some Games Aren’t Effective at Making People Remember Content,” but that’s a lot less likely to grab attention. However, I think Clark didn’t do a very careful review of the literature before writing her post, and I don’t think that one study is enough for her to make such a broad claim dismissing games for learning.

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Lessons From The World Cup: The Best Teams Have Learned These 4 Things

Learnloft

Entertainment factor aside, there are many valuable lessons to be learned as the most anticipated tournament is underway. I guarantee you these four lessons directly contribute: 1. Mistakes are an important part of the game, and having a superstar doesn’t mean you have an outstanding team. Each and every one of the World Cup players has spent an uncomfortable amount of time rehearsing the fundamentals of their game.

5 training articles we’re falling hard for this autumn season

Cloudshare

To help, we’re at it again with our monthly listicle — a curated list of our favorite insightful articles that training, as well as learning and development pros need to read, now. This article focuses on how training can amp up everyone’s game when launching a new software solution.

How Games & Gamification Can Help Align Processes and Procedures

Knowledge Guru

In an article on process training I wrote for our BLP Lessons on Learning blog, I shared that 41% of respondents to our 2014 Learning and Remembering Survey listed policies, process, and procedures as the primary type of knowledge employees must know on the job.

mLevel’s Top 3 Learning and Development Lessons Of 2017

mLevel

According to an article in the Neuroscience Leadership Journal, “Information and skills from events that only cover concepts one time have been shown to yield little long-term retention, even when quality and satisfaction ratings for the learning event are high.”. Athletes never stop training and getting feedback to improve their performance so when the big game arrives they are prepared for any situation.

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Rules and Instructional Games

Kapp Notes

At its simplest form, a game is just a set of defined rules. Without rules, games would not exist. In the book, Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals , the authors define three types of rules that apply to games. These are the rule that describe how the game is played.

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ASTD ICE learning game design workshop resources

Knowledge Guru

We did a one-day pre-conference workshop on getting started with learning game design – and had participants creating some amazing game prototypes by day’s end. also wanted to post some pics of the game prototypes. Games to Play and Evaluate.

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5 Employee Training Lessons I Learned From Google News

WalkMe Training Station

Google’s maze-like game platform, used for experimenting and training artificial intelligence technologies, has been released for public use. And with this final lesson, I’m sure you are ready to close this blog and get back to work.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A truly excellent article by Matt Thompson, titled An Antidote for Web Overload , addresses the reasons behind Wikipedia’s increasing replacement of traditional news sites as the go-to source for breaking news items. Rob Mueller: Great post on using games as a training device.

Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games

CLO Magazine

Many of us grew up playing Battleship, Monopoly and Clue board games. All of these games provide bonding as well as learning opportunities, and most adults play those same games today with their kids — in addition to new technology-based games — for the same purpose.

Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. What’s more, they don’t just mean by saving money or time (although their games are doing that, too).

How to Stop Worrying About a Jobless Future? An article from Jean-Marc Tassetto, co-founder of Coorpacademy

Coorpacademy

This article has been originally published in Bdaily Business News. Here are some extracts of the article: “We all know that Artificial Intelligence and automation are coming at us at breakneck speed. ” You can read the article in its complete and original form here!

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The Year in Learning—89 Hand-Picked L&D-Related Articles from 2017

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field. Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect.

5 Steps To Becoming A Training Games Hero

The Game Agency

Becoming A Training Games Hero: How To Enhance Your Curriculum With Interactive Games. It just so happens that each of these adjectives align well with the fundamentals of training games. Games have been around for thousands of years and have consistently engaged learners with content on a much deeper level than passive instruction (lectures, videos, reading, etc.). Below are 5 tips for every educator to consider when implementing games in their classroom.

BP Spill NOT Fun and Games.but games could help

Kapp Notes

Cover of board game that outlined possible disaster scenarios. In the 1970's a board game called Offshore Oil Strike was created by BP and it has a number of elements related to the current spill situation. Too bad no BP executives ever played that game.

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Why Story Lessons Are the Most Engaging Learning for Millennials - Tip #174

Vignettes Learning

You’ve probably shared a cool pic or an interesting article recently. Games Hashtags Snapchat Stories, Instagram Stories, YouTube Reels, and other story formats and more. As a child, you probably had a grandmother who told you stories. How did she captivate you with her tales?

What Sports Teach Our Kids and Why Video Games are Better.

Kapp Notes

Violence at a Youth Hockey Game. Introduction Recently I appeared on a local radio talk show to speak about some of the benefits of Video Games for education. Then he contended that video games can't teach ethics, empathy or other important skills. Read the article here.

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This Coach’s Uncommon Response Reminds Us of an Important Leadership Lesson

Learnloft

Anyone who has watched a college basketball game knows the team who is playing at home typically has an enormous home court advantage. Here’s why it’s so important and Wiliams taught us all an important leadership lesson. This article originally appeared on Inc.com.

Commercial Games with Educational Value

Kapp Notes

Often, it is too expensive to build a game or simulation from scratch for use in the classroom. However, some very clever teachers are using commercially available games to achieve educational goals. need more computer games in the schools.

3 Myths About Games-Based Learning in the Workplace… Busted!

Leo Learning

Ryan Timpany, Technical Digital Designer, at LEO Learning, shares lessons from the front line of creating dynamic games-based learning, and looks at why this area of learning is only just becoming widely popular. In well-designed games-based learning, learner goals are clear.

This Week on #TalkTech: Recorded lectures, Duolingo, and Games Against Falling IQ

Bottom-Line Performance

In this article, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales makes the bold claim that university lectures “are doomed.” As you work through the ramified lessons, your answers help translate the web. Can games help us get our “common sense” back? .

When Remembering Really Matters: The Power of Serious Games for Learning (Free Webinar)

Knowledge Guru

Sharon Boller , President and Chief Product Officer, and Steven Boller , Marketing Director, are delivering a jam-packed session through Training Magazine Network where they demonstrate research-based strategies for retention—and how they relate to games.

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Observe the Supreme Court, Become President, Negotiate Peace with Online Games

Kapp Notes

Here are three games that can be used to teach the civics topics of how elections are conducted, how the Supreme Court functions and the complicated issues of the Middle East. Supreme Court Justices in the game Supreme Decision. as well as a list of other civics related games.

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Game Teaches Life Saving Skills: Accidently

Kapp Notes

Screen Capture from America's Army Game which Helped Save a Life. The power of games for learning is that they can teach lessons that the learner doesn't even realized she or he has learned until the time comes to apply those skills.

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7 Leadership Lessons You Can From a Great CEO

Learnloft

Here are seven of his best leadership lessons, drawn from our conversation: 1. “And the only way to do that is to learn from other great leaders and make those lessons your own.” Business and leadership is a journey and keeping the mindset of the long game will always serve you well. ” Regardless of how you feel about SAP or Bill McDermott on a personal level, ask yourself: How many of these lessons are you implementing on an ongoing basis?

What Can eLearning Learn from “7 Ways Video Games Reward the Brain?”

Integrated Learnings

A few weeks ago, a colleague pointed me to a recent talk, “ 7 Ways Video Games Reward the Brain ,” presented by Tom Chatfield. Chatfield spends the first few minutes establishing the motivational power of video games by citing feats of time and money invested by people for the sake of games. Then, as the title suggests, he goes on to describe seven reasons games are so engaging. But what about a longer course with several eLearning lessons? By Shelley A. Gable.

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