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6 Design Tips for Building Effective Learning Games

LearnDash

We all know that gamification is an effective, enjoyable, engaging learning tool. But how do you design a game for your course? I learned to type from an old computer game. I remember this last game used the visual of a piano with a metronome that would get faster over time.).

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Learning Game Design Series, Part 6: Rewards and Scoring

Knowledge Guru

In preceding posts on learning game design, I’ve focused on game goals, game mechanics, and a variety of game elements. Continuing with game elements, this post focuses on rewards and scoring. Rewards can be anything players earn via game play.

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

G-Cube

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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Game-based Learning: Improving Skills Training

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The days of traditional classroom sessions involving loads of reading exercises are quickly being replaced by game-based learning. Game-based learning has become a popular trend, and HR managers enjoy maximum participation from such training programs. Need For Game-based Learning.

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10 Ways to Publish Your Game Anywhere

The Game Agency

The beauty of The Training Arcade® is once you’ve created a game with your training content. You can launch the game and publish it anywhere! Here are 10 ways you can publish and deploy the game for maximum training effectiveness. EXPORT YOUR GAME TO YOUR LMS.

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How Two Businesses Scored Big with Gamification (Case Studies)

Paradiso

Games have become the new normal, the new black or so to say the new in-thing. Without a doubt, the gaming industry is the most powerful industry in the entertainment domain , when compared to other forms of entertainment like music or movies. . Tapping into the Gaming Psychology.

Learning Game Design: a Blog Series by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

In early May we launched our Learning Game Design Blog on the Knowledge Guru website. The blog has become a great source of information for anyone interested in game based learning and gamification—thanks in large part to an incredibly in-depth blog series by Sharon Boller.

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When Games Go Small: 4 Mobile Learning Game Design Principles

Bottom-Line Performance

The education game market continues to grow rapidly, and mobile learning games are the dominant force in this market. for corporate learning games will be over 20% between 2017 – 2022 and about 35% globally with the U.S. Want to learn more about mobile learning games?

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When Learning Games Go Small: The Four Principles of Design

Knowledge Guru

The education game market continues to grow rapidly, and mobile games are the dominant force within this market. for corporate learning games will be over 20% between 2017 – 2022 and about 35% globally with the U.S. and India being the top two markets for serious game play.

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6 Game Types for Learning

LearnDash

Incorporating gaming methodology into formal learning events is a great way to help learners grasp complex concepts. What might not be as well known is that the use of games for teaching initiatives is more than just throwing up leaderboards and ways for distributing points.

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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.

Designing a Learning Game? Play these 3 Games First

Knowledge Guru

At Bottom-Line Performance (owners of the Knowledge Guru platform), we have a “learning game design peer group” that meets a few times per year. Here are three great games we have played within our Peer Group. We explored mechanics that made this game a bit different.

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Simulations versus games

Clark Quinn

At the recent Realities 360 conference, I saw some confusion about the difference between a simulation and a game. For that matter, they can represent worlds that aren’t real, certainly the case in games.). From a learning point of view, simulations allow motivated and self-effective learners to explore the relationships they need to understand. However, we can’t always assume motivated and self-effective learners. Games. design games

Serious Game Evaluation Worksheet (Free Download)

Knowledge Guru

A lot of people want to design learning games, aka “serious games.” ” However, many L&D people have gotten very enthusiastic about the gamification and game-based learning trend without actually being game players themselves. iPad games.

Games Teach!

Kapp Notes

It was sparked by Ruth Clark’s article “ Why Games Don’t Teach. ” Also, please know that I respect the work of Dr. Ruth Clark and actually think that aside from the title most of the article is on target, we don’t have a universal definition of “game”, research is sort of fragmented and a paper prototyping is always the way to go. So, So looking at the argument, Why Games Don’t Teach, we have several interesting positions: Games Don’t Teach. Games

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Game-based Learning for Corporate Training: A Promising Trend for Today & Tomorrow – Part 2

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Sometimes, people confuse the term ‘gamification’ with serious games. The former is all about applying gaming mechanics with non-gaming context to encourage learners to participate more and retain for long. e-Learning Game-based learning Gamification

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.

Less Tell; More Games and Gamification

Bottom-Line Performance

Games and gamification are finally getting the recognition they deserve as powerful learning tools. The Objectives Overview Report: This is a report generated by the back-end of the Knowledge Guru game engine. a national university comparing game-basedlearning to traditional approaches.

Games Teach!

Kapp Notes

It was sparked by Ruth Clark’s article “ Why Games Don’t Teach. ” Also, please know that I respect the work of Dr. Ruth Clark and actually think that aside from the title most of the article is on target, we don’t have a universal definition of “game”, research is sort of fragmented and a paper prototyping is always the way to go. So, So looking at the argument, Why Games Don’t Teach, we have several interesting positions: Games Don’t Teach. Games

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A Counterpoint to Ruth Clark’s “Why Games Don’t Teach”

Bottom-Line Performance

She wrote an article with the provocative title, “Why Games Don’t Teach.” For those of us who are passionate about game-based learning (GBL), she caused a bit of an uproar. Games Teach; Poorly Designed Games Don’t.

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Captivate 8 Custom Motion Effect Example

Experiencing eLearning

I created a Captivate activity with a custom effect using motion and scaling to animate two cars driving away to the horizon. The movement is saved as a custom effect (drive_away) so I can reuse it, as explained by Lieve Weymeis on her blog. Apply the custom effect.

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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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Game Element: Rewards

Kapp Notes

Rewards are an important part of game play. People do not play games just for the rewards but rewards can help with motivation, provide feedback to learners about progress and rewards are a way of being judged favorably by the game. Not as critical in console games.

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Gamification vs Game-Based Learning: What’s the Difference?

Knowledge Guru

In 2015, the American Gaming Association and GfK Custom Research of North America estimated that almost 40 million Americans filled out more than 70 million March Madness brackets. The game of basketball is, obviously, a game. Want to design your own learning game?

How Effective is Tin Can API in Measuring Learning Effectiveness of Technology-aided Learning?

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Along with newer ways of disseminating training, learning leaders are also keen on finding ways and means of measuring training effectiveness. Reporting of data is richer as it can include assessments based on team scores, multiple attempts and multiple scores from the same course.

5 Ways Pokémon Go Shows Us What Learning Games Could Be

Bottom-Line Performance

My passion for all things learning games always leads me to try new games and genres so I downloaded Pokémon Go mostly to see what the fuss was about and to see what, if anything transferred well to a learning game application. The scoring and rewards hit the sweet spot.

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Understanding The Difference Between Gamification and Game-based Learning

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Gamification and Game-based Learning (GBL) are both very popular trends in corporate learning now. The benefits of games is evident in training and learning – not only at the K-12 level, but in corporate circles as well. Implementing Game-based Learning. Utilizing existing games.

Utilizing Gaming Elements: 5 Popular Ways Of Delivering Successful Game-Based Learning

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Digital games have the potential to create active and engaging environments for learning, supporting problem-solving and learning through practice. Most technology-aided learning enthusiasts are eager to dive into game design so they can create learning games to be used in corporate settings.

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Game-based Learning & Gamification – Driving Fun & Engagement to Your Corporate Training Experience

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Engagement is a key element to make training more effective and relevant. It has become a trending buzz for corporate training, where different game mechanics are embedded with non-gaming contexts. Several practices where gaming elements are included are outlined here : ?

Effective eLearning Design & Development Using Top Rapid Authoring Tools

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Top rapid authoring tools help to create effective online courses in a few clicks, thereby saving time and costs associated with workplace training. Composica is a collaborative authoring tool which allows designing eLearning courses, games, and assessments using your browser.

Top 10 +1 Instructional Game Design Best Practices

Kapp Notes

Here are the top ten best practices for instructional game design. Plus a bonus) Practice #1 – Design the learning game to meet specific instructional objectives. Practice #3 – Keep rules, scoring and leveling simple. Complicated games confuse and frustrate learners.

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Creating Games for Learning: Strategies for Learning in a ‘Different’ Way

G-Cube

Game-based Learning (GBL) has been making a strong foray into the world of corporate training in the past few years. Games are exciting and create a lasting impact. But can this medium be really effective for learning, a medium which predominantly caters to entertainment?

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Play Games to Make Games

ATD Learning Technologies

Using games to educate adults isn’t just a trend, it’s a compelling way to help people learn strategy, resource allocation, and innovative thinking. In fact, there is a large body of research that shows that games are more effective than lecture-based approaches to learning.

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Learn how Game Based Learning (and Football) Work: Play Gridiron Guru

Bottom-Line Performance

So… would you like to guess what the best way is to learn about learning game design and gamification? Sit down and play a game! Last year, we decided to launch Gridiron Guru , a free public game that teaches football knowledge using our Knowledge Guru™ learning game engine.

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10 eLearning Game Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Instructional Designers have the ability to make awesome eLearning games, they just don’t know it yet. Then, display that locked-in guess using variables as they complete your game or activity. Right next to their displayed estimate, display their actual score.

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