Thu.Nov 08, 2012

How Did You Get Interested in Games for Learning?

Kapp Notes

One question I am frequently asked is “How did you get interested in games for learning?” ” When did you notice that games could play a role in corporate learning? There are a number of incidents that eventually lead to my study of the subject. Some involve watching a poker tournament and learning that online poker was used as a way of practicing for real poker play. But here is a progression over time of my thinking.

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Adobe Captivate 6: When It Comes to Video Color Mode, Every Bit Counts

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    A student attending a recent  Advanced Captivate 6 online class  was lamenting the poor color quality in her Captivate lessons. She had recorded a lesson using a combination of the Simulation and Video modes. When she previewed her lesson to the class, we could clearly see a shift in color quality between the slides in the simulation part of the lesson and the video portion. The slides themselves looked great.

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Mobile Learning: The Future of Workplace Learning (CLO Summit India – Slidedeck)

Upside Learning

Last week I was at the CLO Summit, one of the largest gatherings of L&D professionals in India. Held in Mumbai, the event saw some eminent industry experts talk on different topics related to L&D in the workplace.

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Learning Design: When You Just Don’t Know Where to Start


ADDIE is good, SAM is good. DMADDI is good. AGILE is good. Rapid instructional design is good. But sometimes a course design project can be overwhelming, and these design models are not specific enough to answer the question, “OK, so what do I write on the page right now?”

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

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GamesShow Webinar – Twitter Brief


Raptivity had organized the Games Show webinar on 8th November, 2012. Hashtag(#) for the webinar: #GamesShow @Raptivity : Key speaker at the webinar – @ heroskills Nadine Jeffers #GamesShow SdfPjg #Raptivity @Raptivity : Hosts for the webinar are Jamaica Bracken& [.]. Education Software eLearning tools Free webinar raptivity Early Childhood Development First Aid game based interactivity courses GamesShow Webinar Million Dollar Quiz

The wrong way shows the correct way. sometimes

Vignettes Learning

In many instances, trainers and elearning designers forget that people are reminded of the right way by seeing the wrong way. In this case, the wrong way can sometimes show what's right - at least for learning purposes. Preview this example of a contradiction.

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BYOD and e-learning: Three pointers for avoiding a ‘future shock’

Spicy Learning

In 1970 the futurologist Alvin Toffler wrote his best-selling book, Future Shock , predicting a society under siege from mass ‘stress and disorientation’ caused by information overload and (broadly) too much change in too short a period of time…. As it turns out, our ‘super-industrial’ society has proved surprisingly resilient to the ever-accelerating pace of technological change.

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This Week On #TalkTech: Game Based Learning, Human Computer Interaction and Google’s Authoring Tool

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We’re never at a loss for new tech news, apps, and interesting blogs to explore in our weekly chats. Take a look at what we have planned for this week: Topic 1: How does game based learning encourage mastery over mediocrity? Karl Kapp's book is full of great information on gamification.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Speaking today (noon ET) at Train-For-Success

Kapp Notes

Join us for the new season of Train for Success with a panel of virtual worlds thought leaders: • Karl Kapp, Professor at Bloomsburg University, consultant & author of “The Gamification of. Learning and Instruction” and “Learning in 3D”.

Crowdsourcing a design from 99designs

Jay Cross

Internet Time Lab needed a logo for its iPhone app to measure emotion. At my partner’s suggestion, I turned to , “the fastest growing design marketplace in the world.” ” Their site says they’ve conducted 174,000 design contests and paid out $1.4

Fresh from DevLearn 2012: Mobile Learning

The Learning Dispatch

Fresh from DevLearn 2012: Mobile Learning Is there any e-learning trend bigger than mobile learning? I don’t think so and it was a hot topic at DevLearn. As a nascent delivery platform, there are many questions about how to use mobile devices effectively.

Top 5 Sales Commandments

Your Training Edge

Maintain high sales numbers and satisfy your customer’s needs at the same time by using these Top 5 Sales Commandments. There are many rules of thumb to follow in any sales process. As a salesperson, your ultimate goal is to maintain high numbers while satisfying your customer’s needs. There are five simple sales commandments that will help you do both – in every sale. One: Sell Relationships. There is no such thing as a single sale.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Five key questions when buying e-learning

From the Coleface

For many years I’ve designed practical e-learning to help explain the tricky technical intricacies of CPD topics to accountants. I thought I’d flip this around to invest some time demystifying the tricky technical intricacies of e-learning for accountants. The difference between good e-learning and bad e-learning often comes down to decisions made early in the purchasing process so this means knowing what questions to ask (and what the replies really mean).

Fresh from DevLearn 2012: Entertainment and Training

The Learning Dispatch

Creating engaging online training was discussed in a variety of ways at DevLearn 2012. Without a doubt, the most fascinating ideas and interesting correlations to entertainment came from Jon Landau, Oscar-winning producer of Titanic, Avatar, Dick Tracy, and many other movies.

Reader Reaction

CLO Magazine

We asked our LinkedIn members: When you’re stuck with an outdated LMS, is it better to build or buy? Here’s what a few had to say. Don McIntosh : With over 400 LMSes available, it seems foolish to me to build one from scratch. The process would take longer, be more expensive and have many headaches. If you have a large IT group with nothing to do, if the needs of your organization are truly unique, then it might make sense. Donald H.

Fresh from DevLearn 2012: Games and Learning

The Learning Dispatch

Gamification of training has recently been a big trend in the online learning world. Sessions at DevLearn 2012 made me think deeper about the difference between game-based training and training gamification. Designers who employ gaming and/or gamification strategies claim impressive results. Estimated reading time: 2 minutes read more

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Assistant Dean, Executive Education, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

CLO Magazine

The Carlson School of Management’s Executive Education combines a world-class education with practical classroom experience in one of the nation’s most powerful and vibrant business communities.

Outstanding Achievement Joy for Unicorn's Henry

Unicorn Training

"The industry's best kept secret" is how judges described Unicorn Training's Henry Phillips as he won the ‘eLearning industry award for outstanding achievement – individual’ at the 2012 eLearning Awards at London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square last night (Thursday 8 November).Technical Technical Director, Henry, is a founding director of Unicorn and has continued to be a core member of the leadership team for 20 years, including three highly successful years as managing director.