Adobe Captivate: Say Hello to Version 7

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Case in point: version 7 of the Captivate software was released today. Top features to be found in Adobe Captivate 7: Drag-and-drop Components Make eLearning fun with drag-and-drop games, quizzes, and lessons that can run on desktops and mobile devices (such as the iPad). In-course Web Browsing Enable more effective learning by embedding a browser interface within your courses. by Kevin Siegel.

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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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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5 Reasons You Should Check Out Upside2Go’s New Version

Upside Learning

Just yesterday we released the new version of Upside2Go , our revolutionary mLearning platform. A first, major release since Upside2Go’s launch back in 2011, the new version takes mLearning delivery and performance support to a whole new level.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

When they’re set up within an effective authoring tool, you don’t need to attend to every. different version of your courses for the myriad. and is displayed in the most effective way possible. version for different audiences. the effectiveness with which different.

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.

Hot Fix for Adobe Captivate Game Templates

eLearning Brothers

It has been a few months since the release of Adobe Captivate 2017 and most people, by now, have had a chance to play with it and start looking at how the thousands of free assets provided by eLearning Brothers work with the new release – specifically Captivate Game Templates.

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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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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Video games as Good Teachers

Kapp Notes

It is obvious that games are immensely popular, what is less obvious is that they are also powerful teachers who have been “schooling” a generation for the past 30 years. Learning is most effective when the learner has an achievable, well-defined goal. Games are filled with goals. Games induce players to create their own worlds, to participate in social activities, to form effective teams, to reason and to save lives [51]. There is no contest, gaming wins.

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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Learning Games

Knowledge Guru

You have a clear business problem, a related instructional goal, and a desire to incorporate learning games to help you achieve your instructional goal. But which games are best? Building a Drive game? The right column identifies game types that work well for that level.

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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Ender’s Game–The Darker Side of Video Games for Learning

Kapp Notes

Since that time, a movie has come about but I think the book, Ender’s Game, is much more powerful than the movie. Movie poster from Ender’s Game. The main teaching tool throughout the entire book is the use of games both virtual and physical. Games video games

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Top 10 Advantages of Game-Based Learning

Hurix Digital

To understand the benefits of game-based learning for education and training, it is first important to understand what game-based learning is. Game-based learning can take place in a virtual environment or a simulated environment created by augmented reality.

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How Sharon Boller and Karl Kapp’s Learning Game Design Process Works

Knowledge Guru

Last week we announced Sharon Boller and Dr. Karl Kapp’s new book on learning game design on the BLP blog. It’s called “Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games.” Play entertainment games and evaluate what you play.

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Knowledge Guru Game Creation Wizard Unveiled at ASTD ICE

Bottom-Line Performance

We are taking our show on the road to ASTD ICE, May 20 – 22 in Dallas, Texas to unveil the Knowledge Guru Game Creation Wizard. It takes the guesswork out of game based learning with a proven game design you can use for your instructional games.

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Designing Learning Games for Multiple Devices

Bottom-Line Performance

One of the big drivers behind the design and development of our Knowledge Guru learning game engine was to make a learning game that would work in every browser… and on every tablet. Ultimately, designing a cross-platform game is good for both the client and creator.

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L&D lessons from learning games research

Sponge UK

Gamification and learning games are a popular way to make workplace learning more engaging, but what makes an effective learning game? Studies have been carried out into many different areas of learning games. Research into learning games Robert T.

Safety and Compliance Training: Should it Be a Game?

Knowledge Guru

The reality is that many organizations are considering a game or gamified training approach for the first time. While research validates the use of games for learning in a variety of scenarios, the new approach needs to make sense for the organization.

10 Advantages of Game-Based Learning

Hurix Digital

To understand the benefits of game-based learning for education and training, it is first important to understand what game-based learning is. Game-based learning can take place in a virtual environment or a simulated environment created by augmented reality.

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How a Learning Game Engine Accelerates Development

Bottom-Line Performance

Effective learning, no matter the medium, must start with one key component: a great design. As the industry continues to move towards game based learning as a preferred medium, many instructional designers are now becoming makeshift game designers in order to keep up.

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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Phases for Developing an Educational Game

Kapp Notes

Here is a design process you can consider when developing an educational game for use in a school setting. A work plan for the development of an educational game prototype can be divided into three phases. One that is done, the artwork and concept of the game should be explained to teachers and students to gain feedback for the educational game prototype. In this phase the prototype game will be developed including in-game artwork and activities.

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All Fun and Games ?


While Gamification became a buzzword and an over-hyped usage across the e-Learning world, I silently wondered how much one could learn from games. Sure, there are games that invoke curiosity, there are some that evoke and provoke and make the grey-cells tickle. sat through a card-game.

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When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Association eLearning

Effective. Gamification and game-based learning were covered in their own post, so they’re not included here). A non-interactive version might be a recorded lecture of an auditor discussing how to conduct an audit. Effective. Interactive. Immersive.

Play Testing Games — An Essential Step

Bottom-Line Performance

(We have created an 8-part comprehensive report containing a series of one-to-two page “briefs” regarding learning game design. This is part 7: Play Testing Games — An Essential Step. You can definitely brainstorm a game idea in an afternoon and build a simple prototype.

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Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. What’s more, they don’t just mean by saving money or time (although their games are doing that, too).

Some Shortcomings Around Game/Simulation Research

Kapp Notes

Another question related to serious games and immersive learning simulations: “What are the shortcomings in the scholarship/research around. Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations? &#. Everyone wants to do a study comparing serious games/immersive learning simulations with classroom or online instruction to see which is better. Also, another interesting aspect is how the studies decide what is “effective instruction.&#

An unfinished game I was working on

Adobe Captivate

Hi all, i wanted to share a unifinshed developed game that I was working on a few years back. The idea was to create a game based on the fitting process of a particular contact lens. The above versions are all based on build version 2.

Using Interactive Learning Games To Engage Your Sales Force

CommLab India

Sharing a bunch of training manuals or PPTs with your sales force also would not be effective. You can make it engaging and interactive by including some game elements to emphasize the knowledge sales people require. eLearning Design game based learning

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Content & Version Control

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 e-Learning Content & Version Control Earlier this week, Janet Clarey wrote about the " Preservation of e-Learning Content." After reading Janets post, I talked with our CTO about some ways that we could build a little bit of "version control" into our Flash Course Development Templates. More likely, if they dont have version control tools, its because they havent even thought about it. I suppose most LMS/LCMS keep track of versions on some levels.

7 Instructional design principles for professors and teachers looking to create effective eLearning modules


As teachers and professors, was today begin incorporating eLearning as a key part of their curriculum, what are the instructional design principles they must keep in mind to make learning most effective?

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D. Game Maker can be used free of charge. You can also make a space adventure game.

Is Microlearning Effective for Corporate Training?


Or between the two cycles of the machine you are working on to check the new features that were incorporated with the updated version. There are many other goals that effective corporate training can achieve but these are among the most important ones. Why is Microlearning Effective?

How to Use Game Templates to Engage Learners

Growth Engineering

Game templates are a powerful way to engage your learners. Below we explore how you can use them to create engaging game-based learning. Our lightning finger reflexes are all thanks to mobile games. It’s clear gaming is engaging. What are Game Templates?