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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. When we started, we found lots of books and articles on game design – but not much on learning game design. Here is a summary of six lessons we’ve learned.

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How To Implement Spaced Learning Into Your Training Program

KnowledgeAnywhere

Here are the four way to implement spaced learning into your training program: Combine spaced learning with microlearning. Include interactive methods and real world simulations. How to Implement Spaced Learning Into Your Training Program.

Breakthrough eLearning: Simulations: Keeping It Real!

Breakthrough eLearning

A few years ago, one of our clients asked me to review an online training simulation and provide feedback on its effectiveness. The simulation was titled ExperienceCSR, developed by a Toronto-based company called ExperiencePoint. RN: Why does your company focus on simulations?

Digital Participation

Your Training Edge

Much discussed topics in few of my previous articles have been MOOCs, video learning and other online modes that are extensively being used all over the world.

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

And in that article, we promised to follow up with a second article that focuses on the classic book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. This, my friend, is that second article. Because that’s the whole point of this article.

Pathway to Excellence through eLearning Programs

TalentLMS

What major factors and key roles need to be considered when creating learning and development programs (L&D) that lead to excellence? In this article, we’ll share with you the primary factors and stakeholders that enable an organization to achieve excellence.

Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain

The eLearning Coach

This type of control often simulates how we learn naturally. The typical online learning program uses straight narration. Synchronous learning events and social media technologies allow us to integrate this dimension of learning into the programs we design.

20,000 US Hackers Wanted.Creating the Computer Elite (or Failing at it)

Kapp Notes

Recently Newsweek ran an article titled Educating Elite Hackers. The article gives an example: In a cybersecurity simulation (called "Netwars"), the 240 contestants were required to hack into 12 servers. Tags: Out and About programming

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Increase Course Performance with These 7 Tips for Bite-Sized eLearning

Docebo

Here are 7 tips and tricks for creating microlearning materials for your bite-sized eLearning program: 1. A spaced eLearning program allows employees to go at their own pace and offers them to reflect after each bite-sized eLearning module.

How to Create and Deliver Cost Effective Remote Training

Kitaboo

With these problems, how do you expect to efficiently manage a remote training program? The purpose of every training program is for employees to learn new skills and concepts and apply them in real-world situations. Simulations. Suggested Articles.

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Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Even if you provide a suggested order, allow learners to take lessons in a sequence that works for them. Although this usually requires a higher budget than other strategies, look around for pre-programmed games that work with your tool set. Simulate the workplace.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Simulation – replicating real-life problem solving within a safe environment; for example, learning business acumen by working with a team to solve a typical business problem and receiving immediate feedback on their performance. (My apologies to Paul Simon.).

How To Write Effective Learning Objectives To Support Your Blended Learning Strategy

Obsidian Learning

Blended learning programs can include many deliverables. Assuming that preliminary analysis resulted in concrete goals for the program, converting those goals into actual, measurable learning objectives specific to each deliverable is critical for the success of the blended learning strategy.

How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses?

TOPYX LMS

The Huffington Post’s article Research Confirms Video Improves Learning Results says , “On the student side of things, video may be the best way to improve learning styles, especially when it comes to remembering key facts and figures. Software simulations.

What About “Augmenting” your Learning Experience

Learning Wire

Unlike problems described verbally, augmented reality aps and programs, and, for that matter, full-fledged virtual reality, show the problem, they do not just tell the problem. The trainee walked down a simulated ally. In a simulation it becomes a learning experience.

Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Even if you provide a suggested order, allow learners to take lessons in a sequence that works for them. Although this usually requires a higher budget than other strategies, look around for pre-programmed games that work with your tool set. Simulate the workplace.

Using a MOOC for HiPo Training

Your Training Edge

In this article, I am just going to be learner oriented, especially those having superior training needs and targets. CEB’s latest report reveals that only one in every six HiPos manager or employee is satisfied with organization’s current HiPO program.

6 Ingenious Ways To Refresh Compliance Knowledge In Online Training

KnowledgeAnywhere

In this article, I’ll discuss 6 creative ways to refresh their memory and improve knowledge retention. Rather than an endless droning lesson, use separate 5-minute sessions. Simulations help employees tackle on-the-job emergencies and build essential skills.

If Your Training Doesn’t Stick, You Need Microlearning

Learning Rebels

Being the good L&D person you are, you put together a training program. You design the program with engaging interactions. Traditional approach: The organization requested a multi-day certification program.

Designing a game

Clark Quinn

One of the lessons from this was important. My student did most of the programming, under my direction. It was built upon a simple simulation engine, which supported replay. When I was a young academic in Australia, a colleague asked me if I would talk to some folks about a game.

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How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 1

Your Training Edge

Over the course of two articles, we will examine the main “MOOC tools” – online technologies that have made it possible to deliver highly engaging training programs to any number of employees, anywhere, at any time. And that is just at the beginning – as the lesson goes on, the amount of time people can pay attention shrinks to the point where at the end of an hour, they can effectively absorb only a few minutes of information at a time. Games and simulations.

When Technology is your Friend: Regaining Control of your Content

Challenge to Learn

In this article, she talks about the journey towards digital learning in academic settings and offers some key lessons she has learned along the way. I love the elaborate simulations and instructional games I create.

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. 4 Tips to Consider When Introducing Learning Games to a Training Program.

‘The brain and digital learning’: A review of Stella Collins’ new chapter

Elucidat

However, digital learning programs designed to enhance learning specific skills may have less impact on our brains. Games manufacturers may be able to teach us some lessons,” states Stella, but we can be smart about what kind of lessons.

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Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games

CLO Magazine

According to Development Dimensions International’s Ready-Now Leaders: 25 Findings to Meet Tomorrow’s Business Challenges — Global Leadership Forecast 2014-15, only 37 percent use a formal program to develop a talent bench for a smooth transition.

Key Factors in MOOC Success, Part 1

Your Training Edge

Over a series of two articles, we’ll explore the qualities of good MOOCs, especially as they related to workforce and corporate learning. In this first article, we’ll look at some overarching qualities of good online education, and in the next we’ll examine some more course-specific factors of MOOC success. Udacity learned this lesson the hard way in its pilot program with San Jose State University that took place earlier this year.

A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

Every Friday I post a weekly recap of the best articles, posts, and resources I find from the intersection of learning, design, and technology. As Bianca Baumann ( @BiancaBaumann ) and I have been saying for a while now, marketing can live right alongside your learning programs.

Three Ways to Improve E-Learning

CLO Magazine

For example, according to a client study by UL Workplace Health and Safety, workers’ compensation insurer Workforce Safety & Insurance (WSI) implemented a program to provide safety training to policyholders, including access to more than 300 e-learning health and safety modules. Three technology trends can help learning professionals aiming to increase the quality and use of e-learning programs.

8 Unexpected Ways To Use Microlearning Online Training Activities

eFront

In this article, we’ll discuss 8 unexpected ways to integrate microlearning online training activities in your corporate eLearning program. Skill-Based Online Training Simulations To Impart Real-World Experience.

17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning

Learnnovators

Articles/Posts. Megatrends in MOOCs: #4 Micro Learning Paths : This article (by Bryant Nielson) discusses how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)s can act as frameworks for a wide variety of micro learning activities.

10 Commandments to Make Online Compliance Training Engaging

CommLab India

You cannot deliver the same compliance training program to both experienced and new employees as the experienced ones will be familiar with most of the guidelines. Lack of interactivity is one of the reasons compliance training programs are boring.

The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses

TalentLMS

Faculty and training managers have the best interests and intentions in mind to develop learning programs for their learners. The goal of this article is to explain the hard to point nuances that differentiate traditional content from eLearning content. This term immediately converts your lesson into a game! It is not uncommon to address eLearning content as games, especially when game-like elements like scores and time-based assessments are added to the program.

3 Examples of Inspiring Gamified eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

In this article, Steve Penfold will show you how to use gamification to create more effective elearning. Let’s look at three elearning programs that are doing a good job of using gamification. Resuscitation Council UK: LIFESAVER “Crisis Simulator”.

Microlearning under the Microscope: How to Incorporate Microlearning into Online Training

Mindflash

Designing training programs can be overwhelming—mentally and financially. Designing training in short bursts allows you to pilot short lessons, gather feedback, iterate, and plan the next training slice.

The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses

TalentLMS

Faculty and training managers have the best interests and intentions in mind to develop learning programs for their learners. The goal of this article is to explain the hard to point nuances that differentiate traditional content from eLearning content.

How Vacations Can Boost Learning

CLO Magazine

A recent article in CNN Health titled “Why your brain needs vacations” explores how vacation time keeps an individual fresh and allows them to generate new ideas and innovate. The article states “When you’re in the middle of a problem, it’s sometimes hard to untangle yourself from it to think about it clearly. A study published recently in the journal Biological Psychiatry used a computer to simulate what happens when a person learns too much.

Why consider Blended Learning for corporate training & development?

Gnowbe

For a good summary of the key mistakes, read McKinsey’s article why leadership development programs fail. Typically, leadership development is an off-site program – a one-off event or a series of intense experiences over a period of time, including simulations, workshops, feedback sessions etc. In other words, how to tackle the challenge of ‘learning transfer’ and ensure the leadership lessons learned in the classroom translate into behavior change on the job?