Ready Player None: The Pitfalls of Gamification

eLearning Alchemy

Self-proclaimed gamification “experts” have seemingly dropped from the sky to fill our conferences and social media channels. Length: 777 words. Reading Time: ~3.5 minutes. It’s hard to have missed the rise of gamification in the learning industry over the past few years. It’s hard to ignore gamification when the global revenue in the learning games market is expected to reach nearly $9 Billion in 2017. There’s even an Education Edition of Minecraft.

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The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

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Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player | LearnNuggets

NuggetHead

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags articulate , eLearning , tutorial Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player by Kevin on May 20th, 2010 To kick things off, a note on the words: “Player” and “Skin”. Some refer to it as the Articulate Presenter Community Player while others refer to it as a Skin. Whatever you choose to call it in the end, you are still developing the “Skin” and the “Player.”

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? The game randomly presented the players – the public – with the questionable receipts. If a receipt looked suspicious, players could write a description and hit an Investigate This! To add an element of competition, a leaderboard tracked and displayed which players had made the most finds. Blog this!

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

As social technology growth continues to march on and dynamic learning grows to be the need of the day, it is little surprise that social media has now become an integral part of learning as well. Various elearning development companies are integrating the popular social media services like Twitter, YouTube etc. These social media elements can also be integrated in the elearning courses or applications developed using Flash technologies.

The Biggest Players In the Microlearning Industry Today

Ed App

So here is a run down of the biggest players in the microlearning industry today. Two of the biggest players in the corporate microlearning industry today are: LinkedIn Learning. Social Solutions. One of the biggest players disrupting the education industry with microlearning is the Khan Academy. The post The Biggest Players In the Microlearning Industry Today appeared first on EdApp Microlearning Blog.

Delivering Impactful Induction Training through Social Tools – Some Practical Tips

G-Cube

While induction trainings can be created and accessed by learners across the various offices as per their convenience, what most new inductees miss is social interactions and shared knowledge – which is an integral part of learning in the early days. Social learning is part of the organizational atmosphere – with the aid of technology, it can bring about closer interactions, which can be recorded and further utilized by learners and instructors alike.

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The Angry Birds Community: Social Learning Utopia?

Dashe & Thomson

Not because the videos aren’t all helpful, but because the motivation for participation is very different than that inside an enterprise social learning environment. So, while the “players” in a corporate social learning environment are not paid in the traditional sense, there are aspects of game mechanics that can be used to encourage participation. A personal emotional investment creates a desire to return to a social media platform and to participate.

Social Learning Theory: Principles and Applications

Roundtable Learning

In this blog, we explore how understanding and applying the Social Learning Theory can boost Learning & Development and training courses. In his work examining the philosophy of human affairs, “Politics,” Aristotle writes, “man is by nature a social animal…Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god.”

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. Almost always, we find association leaders who are unsure about precisely where social functionality should fit into their learning strategies, and which social features are best for their members’ needs. Public social media vs. private association social learning? Social at the member, group or content level?

This Week on #BLPLearn: Social Games and Backstory

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: The Secret Sauce of Social Games. The Secret Sauce of Social Games.

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Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Writing a blog post is often time consuming and a lot of effort goes into research, writing, and editing. Since you’re already writing the post –why not also make a blog video? A vlog is a blog that is primarily delivered in video format. For our purposes, when we say blog video , we’re talking about a video summary of a blog post. You can use your blog video on social media to promote the post and drive traffic to the blog post.

The New Social Learning by Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner

Clark Quinn

Marcia Conner & Tony Bingham’s book The New Social Learning is, quite simply, a must-read if you are in either responsible for learning in, or running, a business. If you’ve followed this blog at all, you know that social learning is the key to competitiveness and survival. Illustrated with anecdotes and quotes from the major players jn the space (usual disclaimer), the message could not be clearer. Tags: social

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How To Use Social Intelligence In eLearning

TalentLMS

Social intelligence, or SI, deals with situational awareness and meaningful interaction. A socially intelligent individual is able to work well with others and understand the dynamics within a group. They can have a high degree of self-awareness, which allows them to use their confidence and insight to be a team leader and a team player. Basic Principles Of Social Intelligence. 4 Tips To Use Social Intelligence In eLearning.

Why is a Social Learning platform important for business?

Paradiso

This is, in essence, how social learning works. The applications of a social learning platform on training have been known for sometime, but the idea of a social learning management system is relatively new. Organizations have been the first to recognize the benefits of adopting a social learning policy, as they are less bound by the need to stay true to conventional methods and are generally much more innovative. The new face of Social Learning.

Social enzymes

Learning with e's

Wikis, blogs, podcasts, social bookmarking, RSS feeds, microblogs, social networking. More often, we are learning informally, while playing a massively multi-player online role playing game for example, or listening to a podcast about a news item. You are learning something new now by reading this blog post, and I learnt something new while I was writing it. They have synergy and we should not forget the social dimensions each relies upon for their success.

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time? all have a social networking aspect to them? The point is that its probably natural for lots of sites to have social networking type features and functions for visitors. and then resume the more ad hoc mixture of blogs I've been using for many years.

Creating a Social Learning Epidemic

CLO Magazine

Now that we have established a viable context of social learning, as provided in my introductory blog, What Do You Mean by Social Learning , let’s explore what it takes to make social learning successful beyond institutionalizing it based on hype, technology or imitation. To be a success, it is imperative that social learning hold to its foundation and ensure that employees have the knowledge and tools needed to do their jobs.

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life. A huge part of our social lives already happens online rather than in the “real world” And while individual social media networks might rise and fall (remember MySpace?), social networking itself is not going anywhere. But how about using social media as vehicles for eLearning? Facebook is the Godzilla of social networks. Uncategorized elearning social media

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life. A huge part of our social lives already happens online rather than in the “real world” And while individual social media networks might rise and fall (remember MySpace?), social networking itself is not going anywhere. But how about using social media as vehicles for eLearning? Facebook is the Godzilla of social networks. Uncategorized elearning social media

E-Learning is Becoming More Social: Here’s How it’s Happening

Frooxl

Humans are, on an evolutionary level, social creatures. In 2008, 24% of Americans had a social media profile. This uptake in social media activity has not gone unnoticed in the E-learning industry. Industry experts agree that taking a social slant with E-learning will be on of the top trends in the near future. How will it become more social though? Socializing in a Virtual Classroom. Social Gamification of e-Learning.

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What Can March Madness Teach Us About Blended Learning? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS What Can March Madness Teach Us About Blended Learning? After a game is complete, the coach will break down the film, showing players what they did right and wrong. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

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How Video Accessibility Improves UX and SEO

3Play Media

Marketing content like blog articles and white papers must be designed to propel the buyer’s journey. By implementing web accessibility, companies can offset financial costs with social, technical and financial benefits. This blog was originally published on October 25, 2015, by Shannon K. Online video has the profound ability to communicate a message quickly and to engage in effective storytelling simultaneously.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 4: A Basket of Stuff | Main | GDC Update 6: Game Studies Download 3.0 » February 20, 2008 GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games Player Generated Content in Casual Games One of the presenters is Kris Soumas and dig this title - "VP of Games, Lifetime Television" I wonder if they even have a CLO.but they have a VP of Games.

Best e-Learning Blog that isn’t an e-Learning Blog « The Usable Learning Blog

Usable Learning

I follow a whole lot of e-Learning blogs, and they typically cover topics like web 2.0, social media for learning, e-Learning technology, the state of the industry, etc. Where I do consistently find conversations about interesting, chewy e-Learning design questions is on Gamasutra - a gaming industry blog. What about Social Media in learning? I blogged about this here ).

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. The term comes from “web log” which is shortened to “blog.” A blog will allow others to comment on the blog entries but not alter the original entry in any way. Blogs. Social Bookmarking. Social Network.

Social media: It’s not about the technology!

Learning Cafe

As an enterprise, Acme Corporation is “dipping its toes” into social media. While the organisation has invested in social technology, and maybe even documented a social media policy, the majority of its social media activity is driven from the bottom up. In other words, usage of social media within the organisation relies heavily on grass-roots support and viral marketing among its rank-and-file employees. Some of your employees are not team players.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Jott This Blog I havent had so much time lately to blog, as this project Im working on has been quite grueling. I find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. I am calling this blog entry in on my cellphone as I drive. Ill simply have to cut and paste it into my blog tool, reformat it, and do some heavy editing. And then, presto magic, I have a new blog post.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) in light of social media. This is a list of roughly the top 35 or so social media vendors providing a broad core set of social media capabilities.

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Especially when it comes in the form of questions from readers of the blog and various followers on my social media channels. At one time Geo was a dominate player in mid size. There is nothing like interaction. I have done a segment like this in the past and it was very popular. So, back for another installment.

BLOG: Unicorn Spring Client Day - Follow It Here.

Unicorn Training

Welcome everyone to the live updates from our Unicorn Spring Client Day - we will be blogging across the presentations and breakout sessions to bring you all the hot topics and latest discussions all things learning solutions and Unicorn-y. Complete eLearning, get certificate, hit points totals, random user selection, top players - when is it bad to give a prize? Unicorn Spring Client Forum - live blogMorning all!

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BLOG: Designing A Learning Game - Where Do You Start??

Unicorn Training

The initial brief will typically answer these questions, indicating the target audience, the message to deliver and key performance indicators (KPIs) e.g. how many players the game should attract in its first year. Through the process of repetition and the natural desire to progress, players learn and experiment with new information to overcome increasing difficulties. We all learn from games, even when we don't realise it.

Adobe’s LMS Amps up Engagement & Compliance in New Release

Adobe Captivate

Today’s enhancements continue that trend and are marked by a clear milestone for the industry in Social Learning , User Generated Content & Gamification. Adobe began by delivering the universal HTML5 based content player that delivers courses, documents, videos & more all in any modern web browser. All of this is accomplished without the need for any plugins or proprietary players. This update goes well beyond the engagement level of the fluidic player.

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LIVE EVENT BLOG: E-Learning 20-20 Day Two

Unicorn Training

Push the boundaries of the player's imagination. Challenge and educate the player in different ways. Reward players - this motivates them to come back for more. Make the games multiplayer and social. Peer motivation: turning eLearning social. Simply follow the stages laid out below and by the end of this blog you'll have designed your very own game. Welcome to day two of E-Learning 20-20!

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