5 games every e-learning professional should play

E-Learning Provocateur

In fact, 63% of American households are home to someone who plays video games regularly (hardly a sub-culture). In other words, the playing of video games has normalised. As time marches on, not gaming is becoming abnormal.

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Game-Changing Games

Web Courseworks

I have been exposed to Dr. Kurt Squire’s video games and learning curriculum since 2006, when I was a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin. The second session focused on using games for teaching in primary education.

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Using eLearning Games as an eLearning Strategy

eLearning Brothers

Looking for a way to avoid boredom when you build your eLearning strategy? We can think of (at least) five reasons why you should use eLearning games as a strategy: Creativity. With a strategy built around games, interactive learning will be top of mind.

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.

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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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. These ideas and many other gaming strategies are up for grabs.

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To Game or Not to Game? The Best Ways to Use Games for Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

So, you think you want to use a game to help people learn. ” There are many reasons to use games for learning… and also times when you’d be better off picking a different interactive learning experience. Using a game as the Primary Learning Method.

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Let’s Play a Game!

Raptivity

Let’ play a game. The game is called “Guess this Word”. I will give you three clues that describe a word that is a current eLearning trend. The object of the game is to guess this word by the [.].

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Free Responsive eLearning Game Template for Adobe Captivate

eLearning Brothers

Looking for a Free eLearning Game Template for Adobe Captivate 8 with responsive design? The Trivia eLearning Game Template is one of the most popular games in the Template Library. Free eLearning Game Template.

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. People learn from games…and they will learn MORE from a game than from other forms of learning. [ii]

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5 GAMES EVERY E-LEARNING PROFESSIONAL SHOULD PLAY

Learnnovators

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Video Games and Motivation

B Online Learning

Every year globally, people spend huge amounts of money and time playing video games. Most people who engage in video game play choose to do so voluntarily, because it is fun and they enjoy it. Research into video game play has tended to focus on either the positive […].

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Game Element: Strategy

Kapp Notes

Strategy games are a popular type of games that require players to outwit and outmaneuver fellow players through careful decision making, planning several moves ahead and attempting to predict outcomes and consequences of both their moves and their opponent’s moves. Design Games

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

G-Cube

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.

eLearning and Design: Another Typography Game and Perhaps Some Inspiration

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The "Origins" tutorial moves on to the Gothic era, where game play takes place in a land of cathedral ruins consisting of books, ink bottles, and misplaced type. Design eLearning by AJ Walther. Tantalized by typography? Gaga for good design? Head over heels for history?

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Games Teach!

Kapp Notes

It was sparked by Ruth Clark’s article “ Why Games Don’t Teach. ” There is a healthy discussion on the eLearning Guild’s LinkedIn group. 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. The research shows that people can learn from games.

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How Game Templates Liven up the eLearning Process

eLearning Brothers

The teacher offered three options: a read aloud story, a dance video, or a game of Heads-Up, 7-Up. Using games is a no-brainer. If you’re responsible for providing training experiences for today’s corporate learners, you must include games as part of your learning content.

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.

6 types of elearning games for workplace training

Sponge UK

Elearning games come in all shapes and sizes and they can deliver different benefits in terms of learning and skills development. But what are the different types of elearning games and how do they fit into workplace training?

Game or Mini-Game: Which Should You Choose for Your Training Solution?

Bottom-Line Performance

You want to incorporate games into your learning experience. Do you go with one large game as THE learning solution or do you incorporate several smaller games… what we call “mini-games?”. It’s not a “mini-game” if it takes an hour for people to play.

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The Top 10 Best eLearning Game Templates in 2013

eLearning Brothers

The stats are in and we have the top eLearning game templates of 2013. After releasing the most popular cutout people images we’ve found our eLearning game templates are THE most downloaded assets in the eLearning Template Library. eLearning Game Templates.

Free Lectora Game Template

eLearning Brothers

Looking for a Free Game Template for Lectora? The Trivia Game Template is one of the most popular games in the Template Library. Team this template up with the power of Lectora and make eLearning awesomeness for your learners. Free Lectora Game Template.

Getting Started with Games in PowerPoint

eLearning Brothers

Video games have always been and still are something that I love playing. What is the Purpose: How you are going to use the game and how others are going to use it can drastically change how you will develop its content. Doing this will give them the greatest sense of “gaming.”.

Where is game-based learning headed? An Interview With Sharon Boller

Knowledge Guru

I interviewed Bottom-Line Performance President and industry thought leader, Sharon Boller to learn more about current game-based learning trends and where this learning strategy is headed in 2017. Sharon has been writing and speaking about game-based learning since at least 2008.

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2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Here is the short, graphical version: Our 2017 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. ” This is still as true as ever, and it explains why there’s a four-to-eight-year lag between technology trends as a whole and their application in eLearning.

Gamification or Game-Based Learning?

LearnDash

If you have been around the elearning world long enough you have probably heard of using games in learning. Chances are you have also heard of game-based learning. I have heard of “games”, but only in the context of, well, games.

Top 5 eLearning Game Templates for Adobe Captivate

eLearning Brothers

Since we began offering eLearning Game Templates for Adobe Captivate, our international audience from 99 countries (from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe) have been downloading them en masse, saving development time and adding awesome design to their eLearning projects.

Interview With Karl Kapp on Games and Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

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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Three Essential Design Elements for Effective eLearning Gamification

Allen Interactions

And lots of games. Games, games, games. Gamification game-based learning eLearning GamesBy Carrie Zens, Director of Marketing / @carriezens. I am continually mesmerized by the crazy, fast-paced evolution of technology.

Webinar: Customizing An eLearning Trivia Game for Adobe Captivate

eLearning Brothers

Here at eLearning Brothers we get a lot of questions about how to customize our templates to meet branding and organizational needs. This past Thursday I conducted a webinar in which I took one of our most popular eLearning trivia game and customized it according to a style guide.

Who Are Learning Games For?

Growth Engineering

Learning games have been popular in schools for decades, but the potential of game-based learning is gradually being realised by the wider learning and development sphere. Let’s take a look at the types of people who are availing of learning games.

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Free eLearning Game Template: Reindeer’s Revenge

eLearning Brothers

Happy Holidays from the eLearning Brothers team! Play the Game! Play the Game! If you are interested in downloading this free game, we invite you to get a Free eLearning Templates account.

Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification (Infographic)

Upside Learning

We all love games; they are fun, engaging and a great learning tool too! Having made their way into the learning domain, eLearning is now being designed as serious games and game-based learning. Game-based elements are also being used in LMSs and company portals (called ‘Gamification’ […]. eLearning Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification

eLearning: Is Gamification Really Necessary?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ Walther    I like the idea of games in learning, generally speaking. Set the capitals of the states to music, turn the stock market into a game, great. But lately the eLearning community is all aflutter about the gamification of learning. Game this. Sure, I think there's a place for games in learning. Yes, I think to some degree games can improve learner engagement. But Should everything be a game?