Making Learning Games Effective: 5 ways of ensuring that players LEARN

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With the advent of computers, internet and communication technologies games have become more accessible, less costly, highly engaging and lots of fun for players of all ages. In addition, the worth of games in learning has also been explored in education and corporate training as well.

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Implementing Gaming System to Reach Effective Corporate Learning

Your Training Edge

Gamified learning is one of the most effective methods of learning that have cropped up in the digital age. Students learn new things via a game-like approach that engages them and helps them retain knowledge. These reasons are: Games help learners understand things better.

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Health, Safety, Environment (HSE), Sustainability and e-Learning

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Along with providing a safe and healthy work environment to employees, there is also lot of public and government pressure on organizations to go about conducting their business in a sustainable manner – so as to create least or zero negative impact on the environment and community they operate in.

Games To Gamification

Learnnovators

Slowly, as the human species evolved, (around 70,000 to 80,000 years ago), they started hunting small game. The word ‘game’ here means any animal hunted for food. The term game was used as a medieval hunting terminology in the late 13th century.

Stop Thinking Like an Instructional Designer, Start Thinking Like a Game Designer

Speaker: Karl Kapp, Professor of Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University

Instructional designers tend to think content first and action second. Game designers tend to think action first. Simply changing your mindset from instructional designer to game designer will help you to create engaging and effective instruction. In this unique gamified webinar, Karl Kapp will help you make that shift.

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. The post Designing a game appeared first on Learnlets.

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Gaming In Ten Years

Upside Learning

Stumbled on this cool article from IGN earlier today that lists ten trends in gaming ten years from now. It attempts to describe briefly what games we’ll be playing in ten years time. As a social animal, that plays; such types of gaming will have a big impact.

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Testing Games vs. Teaching Games

Kapp Notes

There is an important difference between games that teach a learner how to do something and games that test what a learner already knows. Too often those two types of games are confused and an instructional designer or other person places the wrong type of game into the curriculum.

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The Difference Between Games, Game-Based Learning, and Gamification

InfoPro Learning

Within a year of being released Farmville had 73 million monthly active users – 20% of Facebook’s 350 million users signed on to play the game on a monthly basis. The game required players to wait for crops to grow and other actions which resulted in harvesting for money. Games.

4 Tips For Designing Games

Origin Learning

Games that are designed to improve the productivity and skills of learners are a good investment of organizational resources. However, adding games for games’ sake is definitely a no-no. A gamification strategy must be clear; every game should serve its own purpose of learning.

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How Video Learning Is Transforming Skill Mastery in Sales

Speaker: Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO, About-Face Development

Join us as we delve into how technology advancements in learning are changing the game and why it’s critical to sales success. In this session we will discuss: Why video-learning can better meet the needs of today’s learner in the sales environment.

Board Games and Card Games: Leading the Learning Game Field in 2018

Kapp Notes

If past is prologue, the learning game industry is set for a wild ride in 2018. One of the most interesting trends and developments across the gaming industry is the surge in the popularity of both board and card games. Resurgence of “Analog” Games. Card Games.

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How to Setup Effective Game-Based Learning for Enterprises

Hurix Digital

And game-based learning helps to achieve just that. So how do we learn through games? Game-based learning enables learners to experiment, analyze and progress by trial and error, and along the way, learn what they should do and what they should avoid doing.

Learning Game Design Series, Part 1: Play and Evaluate Games

Knowledge Guru

Last week’s post gave an overview of the entire process for getting started in learning game design or creating game-based learning. This post focuses on Step 1, which is to play and evaluate games. If you focus on one particular genre (video games, board games, etc.),

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Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?

Bottom-Line Performance

He will be appearing in person at DevLearn to hand out scrolls and spread the word that game-based learning works. Forty years of research [i] says yes, games are effective learning tools. Games don’t necessarily have to be competitive.

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Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning – Tips to align ID strategies in Learning Games

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The popularity of games in learning is contributing to the immense growth of the gaming industry. Learning games are fast gaining popularity – in educational as well as corporate circles. There are 3 main components of interactive entertainment: Story, Game and Play.

Building a Modern Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

eThink Education

With eLearning, there is no limit to the creative ways virtual learning environments (VLEs) can be configured. Let’s take a look at the basic concepts that form the foundation of a solid learning environment…. No virtual environment can replace the interaction of two human beings.

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Why Adults Should Love Game-Based Learning

Knowledge Guru

Kids, for example, might love to play soccer or love to play video games like Minecraft. These types of games and activities keep children engaged, often for hours at a time. LearningWorks for Kids even created a new term for the combination of engagement and games: engamement.

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2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning

Kapp Notes

In my work with games and gamification I have the opportunity to travel around the globe talking to folks who are working on various aspects of games and gamification from vendors to practitioners to consultants. Continued Strong Interest in Gamification and Game-based Learning.

GAMES TO GAMIFICATION

Learnnovators

Slowly, as the human species evolved, (around 70,000 to 80,000 years ago), they started hunting small game. The word ‘game’ here means any animal hunted for food. The term game was used as a medieval hunting terminology in the late 13th century.

3D Virtual Immersive Environment: Conceptual Orienteering

Kapp Notes

This allows the learner to recognize and apply the concept in a variety of different environments. The process of side-by-side comparison allows learners to recognize and apply concepts in a variety of different environments. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds

Game Based Learning Isn’t Always Electronic

Upside Learning

A very popular myth surrounding game-based learning is that it involves learning through video games. This article showcases The Healing Blade , a card game which is slowly gaining popularity among medical students in the United States.

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Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

In this post, I would be sharing the concept of game changing training and how the corporate trainers and professionals can turn their sessions into the most successful learning experience. Game changing training is more than just winning and losing.

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Interview With Karl Kapp on Games and Learning

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After a sold-out pre-conference workshop at ASTD ICE in Dallas, Karl Kapp and Sharon Boller have decided to host their learning game design workshop again. He teaches graduate level courses including Learning in 3D and Instructional Game Design. Second, don’t think game design is easy.

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Why Learning Games Succeed Where Traditional Training Fails

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And what makes learning games so special anyway? It’s not that we dislike traditional training, we just think there are a lot more benefits to learning games. For example, learning games are fun, competitive, rewarding, interactive, and attention-grabbing. But learning games?

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Integrating Game Design Principles into Instructional Design for e-Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Integrating Game Design Principles into Instructional Design for e-Learning. Identify the characteristics of games that create motivation and engagement. Integrate game structures into instructional designs for standard e-learning content. Game show variations.

Get Your Head in the Game

InSync Training

Throwing more EdTech into our learning environments without consideration for its relevance or effectiveness often has a counter-productive effect – learners focus more on the technology than on the content.

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Why Educational Games Matter

LearnDash

For many years now the benefits of gaming in educational settings has been seen as an effective way to further education in K-12 settings. Generally, schools and teachers alike seem to be bringing games into the classroom.

Game-based Learning is the Popular Buzzword for Diverse Industries – Part 4

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On the whole, game-based learning will remain the popular buzzword in the future also, with an increased level of collaboration, fun and excitement in the modern workplace environment. Gamification Game-based learning

Game Implications

Clark Quinn

How do you think gaming will change the landscape for people in charge of recruiting, developing and retaining top talent? Gaming is an optimized performance environment, with all that entails. First, a game can both help individuals understand what a particular company is about (e.g. Sun’s games to introduce their business units), and what the job is like (e.g. What do you think is “least understood&# about gaming right now? games

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Motion Based Learning: A Modern Turn On Game-Based Learning

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Game–based learning has slowly but surely been making an impact on the learning industry over past few years. Yes, the types of games that are being developed vary as per the audience profile. But as a mode of learning – game-based learning has been ubiquitously successful.

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7 Reasons Why You Must Convert Flash Games to HTML5

Hurix Digital

It was the go-to choice for web designers seeking to incorporate multimedia elements such as animation, video, and games into a website interface. This effectively forced the hands of developers to convert their Flash games to another platform, and HTML5 emerged as the de-facto choice.

Chance vs Strategy: Which Works Best in Serious Games?

Knowledge Guru

If you are creating a serious game to help your employees improve their performance, the type of game you create depends greatly on the type of job your employees have. Day-to-day work is highly reactive in an “anything can happen” environment.

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What eLearning Should Learn From Games

Upside Learning

There sure are lot of learning design community folks who love to play digital games. It’s always interesting to hear gamers talk about why they play certain genres of games and what aspects of those games they love. LBP differs from other games by being as much a tool as a game.

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Six Game-Based Training Models To Achieve Your Performance Objectives

The Game Agency

Game-based training transforms traditional learning from a passive experience into an active experience. The study “A Meta-Analytic Examination of the Instructional Effectiveness of Computer-Based Simulation Games” found that simulation game-based training results in 20% higher self-efficiency, 9% greater retention, 11% greater declarative knowledge and 14% greater procedural knowledge than instructional training methods. Strategy Games: Showcase Analysis.

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Game Element: Feedback

Kapp Notes

One feature video games, board games and gamification have over traditional learning environments is the frequency and intensity of feedback. Feedback in games and in gamification is almost constant.

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Instructional Design vs. Learning Game Design: What’s the Difference?

Knowledge Guru

Your manager decides to include games and gamification as part of this year’s training strategy. As the instructional designer, she expects you to create the learning game. Few instructional designers have real game design experience or skills. What is Learning Game Design?

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