10 eLearning Game Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Conversely, if you fail to block a punch your life force goes down. One idea might be to have the Easter egg display a redemption code for a free soda or treat, redeemable at the Training/HR Department. These ideas and many other gaming strategies are up for grabs.

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A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

Kapp Notes

Here is our conversation about learning technologies and her new partnership with Exult. We feel this trend will grow in the coming years and thus the idea of ExL was born to empower professionals to create engaging e-Learning courses. The other day I caught up with Stephanie Nadda.

Conversation with Jane Bozarth

Kapp Notes

And often facilitates the twitter chat of learning professionals #lrnchat Here is some of our latest conversational snippets. Learn to have conversations in which you can offer better alternatives with the promise of solving that problem for them.

A little more conversation

Learning with e's

It is informal by nature and is essentially conversational. Blogging as conversation is increasingly popular and there are now numerous global chats on Twitter, many of which identify themselves with exclusive hashtags.

State of the Front-Line Manager

dozens of conversations we’ve had. In our conversations with. Our conversations. to try out new ideas. the future of learning Everything we do at Kineo stems from a simple idea. – State of the.

A Conversation with Clark Quinn

Kapp Notes

Here is part of our enjoyable conversation. The other day I had a chance to catch up with Clark Quinn, he is passionate about the field of L&D and has been a thought leader in the field for sometime guiding thinking and change in a number of areas.

A Conversation with Cammy Bean

Kapp Notes

It’s OK—and actually a good idea—to tell your subject matter expert that his 100 slide PowerPoint deck crammed full of text bullets really isn’t going to make an effective eLearning experience.

7 After Conference Ideas: Don’t Lose the Momentum!

Learning Rebels

Pick that one idea out the several you picked up and build on it! That one idea that was simply brilliant… Brainstorm it! Brainstorm, as a team, how is that idea is going to go from paper to implementation. The post 7 After Conference Ideas: Don’t Lose the Momentum!

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A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a great conversation with Danny Stefanic. In a 3D virtual world, ill-structured problems can be solved under the principles of constructivism whereby humans generate knowledge and meaning from an interaction between their experiences and ideas.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Diagnose: Sue has a general idea of what she needs to improve, but she knows she needs to get more information to better diagnose and understand her skill gaps. Apply: With her new skills and knowledge, Sue is ready to try applying SMART in her conversations for a couple of weeks.

Conversation with Kevin Kruse–Best Selling Author

Kapp Notes

Kevin is great, always friendly, focused and willing to share his knowledge and ideas. I’ve known Kevin Kruse for many years. He and I met at a meeting of the Society for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Trainers (now L-TEN) over a decade ago.

A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part One

Kapp Notes

This is Part One of a Two Part Interview: The other day I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Clark Aldrich and ask him a few questions about learning and development. Kapp: You’ve started an initiative called ClarkChart , can you explain what it is and how you got the idea.

A Conversation with Paul Rosa: Co-Founder of Sploops!

Kapp Notes

The two are about the launch the app and so here is part of the conversation we had the other day. Rosa: Sploops is a brand-new sports conversation app launching to the Apple App Store in November. Kapp: How did you get the idea?

Global conversations

Learning with e's

We would converse on a one-to-one basis using telephones (which were almost always tethered because there were also very few mobile phones before 1990, and they were the size of a house brick). Now these are the kind of global conversations we simply cannot do without.

A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

I received a notice in my in-box the other day about a new self-published book that discussed the idea of something called Lean-Agile Courseware by Raytheon. Monitor other domains beyond training for ideas that can help make our instructional efforts better.

A Conversation with Steven Just

Kapp Notes

Here is part of our conversation. When I first started in the field, the idea of using computers to teach people was considered somewhat heretical. I remember the conversation I had with my first thesis advisor. The other day I had a chance to catch up with my friend Steven Just, he and I met years and years ago and have both worked in the learning industry for a while.

A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part Two

Kapp Notes

Here is the second part of my conversation with Clark Aldrich. (in Here is the rest of my recent conversation with Clark Aldrich. in case you missed it, here is Part One.).

A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part One

Kapp Notes

This is Part One of a Two Part Interview: The other day I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Clark Aldrich and ask him a few questions about learning and development. Kapp: You’ve started an initiative called ClarkChart , can you explain what it is and how you got the idea.

A Conversation with Yury Uskov of iSpring

Kapp Notes

The iSpring product line includes a set of authoring tools which provides the full solution for educators to create e-courses, tests and surveys, video lectures, conversation simulations, screencasts and interactions, and a cloud-based LMS. . .

Speak Up with Lectora Conversational Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

As acclaimed journalist and science fiction writer Cory Doctorow once said, “Conversation is king.” Our conversational scenarios have the advantage of putting a human face on things, enacting a potentially true-to-life interpersonal situation relevant to the training topic.

Spur Learning Through 'Curiosity Conversations'

Vignettes Learning

But more importantly, these films and TV series were a result of Grazer's "curiosity conversations." Curiosity Conversations' to Expand Learning Grazer defines curiosity as the "process of asking questions, genuine questions, that are not leading to an ask for something in return."

Blogging as conversation

Learning with e's

"A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. My professional life is pretty hectic much of the time, and I needed a space to write down my ideas and record my thoughts before I forgot them.

A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

It throws out a first, thoughtful idea and asks, Why wouldn’t this work? By actively looking for things to change rather than trying to inhibit changes as work progresses, it welcomes creative ideas as they emerge—even fairly late in the process.


Quip: conversations

Clark Quinn

Conversations are the engine of business. How many problems are solved by saying “go talk to <so-and-so>&# , or ideas sparked by conversations around the water cooler? How many times has a chance conversation ended up leading to a new product, service, acquisition, or more? The conversations can be of many types: with co-workers, managers, subordinates, customers, stakeholders. The important work is done in conversations.

A Conversation with Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director/CEO of Sponge UK

Kapp Notes

Here is some of our conversation. We created this interactive video game aimed at new managers on the subject of dealing with difficult conversations at work. Game to help managers deal with difficult conversations created by Sponge UK.

Culture before Content: 3 Steps for Warming Up Your Organization to the Idea of Microlearning


So, in order to get your organization micro-ready, you’ll likely need to do some homework to help people warm up to the idea. After all, we’ve been conditioned to accept the traditional idea of institutional learning since we were 5 years old.

PowerPoint: Measurement Conversion

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If this is for a one-off project, it may be a good idea to go back into your settings when you're done and change them back to US measurements before you forget.  by AJ George.   I was recently asked if it was possible to change the measurement system in PowerPoint from inches to pixels. The answer is no. at least not from within PowerPoint. More on that later.) Simply put, you are stuck with PowerPoint's default measurement system, which is inches. 

How to use conversations to embed content in elearning


I started writing a blog post about how to embed eLearning content into conversations. Then I had an idea: why not take that same content and embed it into a conversation? A graphical approach to embedding content into conversations. Conversations reveal content.

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A Conversation with Connie Malamed

Kapp Notes

Because visuals can be processed in parallel, they can reduce the effort required to understand concepts, theories and ideas. Third, I am hoping people can browse through the book for ideas and inspiration. Think things through, sketch out your ideas first and design with intention.

Top 7 Internet Tools to Brainstorm Ideas for Your MOOC

Your Training Edge

In order for an MOOC to work, it needs to be built around an intriguing idea that will capture the attention of every single participant, be it a student, or an employee of the company. Easier said than done, because great ideas don’t exactly grow on trees.

Sharing Bright Ideas at the 2016 Lectora User Conference


Attendees from all over the world are gathering at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort for LUC 2016 to share bright ideas (the official conference theme, perfect for sunny Florida), network, and have a great time. Follow @Lectora and use #BrightIdeas on Twitter to join the conversation.

Twitter Conference Ideas

Tony Karrer

Through twitter search you can see the various conversations going on. The overall effect is a nice backchannel, constant conversation with attendees. Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences.

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50 ideas to change L & D

Jane Hart

Yesterday I read a post on TeachThought called 50 crazy ideas to change education and I tweeted it. Andrew Jacobs was on Twitter and he responded and the following conversation ensued: @C4LPT @TeachThought Was just reading that…inspiring me to think of similar for L&D. The smell of change is in the air!

3 Training Tips for Winning Sales Conversations

CommLab India

Successful reps tailor their sales conversations to meet the needs of prospects and convey their products’ value proposition in an effective manner. Today, let us look at three best practices of training your sales folk to hold winning conversations with potential customers.

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How To Validate Your Course Idea


While I always enjoy seeing how people are using LearnDash for their online course programs, it’s quite clear that some ideas will likely experience more success than others. Validating Your Idea.

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Why are Associations missing from the Digital Credentials conversation?

WBT Systems

Associations are Missing From The Conversation. Why are associations missing from the conversation, and, more importantly, the solution to the education-to-employment skills gap? How can associations take their rightful place in this conversation?

A Conversation with Doug Harward

Kapp Notes

For many years, we’ve been caught up in the idea that the training we provide should be focused on the learners needs. Kapp: You spent almost seven years writing and researching the book; did you have any “aha” moments, any findings, conversations or anything that really stood out?

Facilitating the transition from online to face-to-face conversations and vice versa

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

We had to start afresh with our conversation and the line of jokes was gone, because in a teleconference the threshold to throw in a funny line is much higher. I also realized that the conversation doesn''t flow naturally when moving to a different medium.

Straight PowerPoint Conversion?

E-learning Uncovered

The promise of PowerPoint conversion tools is that you can take existing content and turn it into e-learning in just a few clicks. Here are three reasons why a straight conversion of existing PowerPoint slides might be a bad idea—and what you can do about it. And if you are tempted to reach for that button and just do a straight conversion, let me leave you with my favorite design mantra: “Just because you CAN doesn’t mean you SHOULD.”