Games, Gamification in a Virtual Classroom Environment
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Currently, virtual classroom instructors often use workarounds to apply gamification techniques since many virtual classroom software packages don’t have game or gamification elements. Students who have the highest number of #1 ranking responses win the game.
5 games every e-learning professional should play
APRIL 2, 2017
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.
COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 4
JANUARY 31, 2017
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2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning
DECEMBER 20, 2016
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.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Learning Insights report as a game- changer for L&D. included game-based elearning. and very realistic environment, learners. Learning Insights 2017 Imagine any piece of training and how you’d play it if it were run as a game. So the game has changed.
Testing Games vs. Teaching Games
JANUARY 22, 2013
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.
Game Element: Fantasy
JULY 5, 2016
Why include a fantasy element in the design of learning games for adults. The learner is often more open to receiving feedback in a fantasy world because it is unfamiliar and they need feedback to understand the new environment. Finally, fantasy in games can be highly motivational.
Games To Gamification
MAY 30, 2015
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.
Health, Safety, Environment (HSE), Sustainability and e-Learning
JUNE 16, 2014
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.
Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?
OCTOBER 20, 2012
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]
Game Element: Strategy
JULY 28, 2014
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
Once Is Not Enough: How to Playtest Custom Learning Games
JULY 30, 2015
I believe playtesting is a crucial, and often overlooked, part of learning game design. It takes multiple iterations to determine the right combination of game mechanics and game elements for your target learners. Example: Serious Game for Healthcare Workers.
3D Virtual Immersive Environment: Conceptual Orienteering
JUNE 28, 2010
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
COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 3
JANUARY 23, 2017
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Why Adults Should Love Game-Based Learning
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
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.
Game Element: Freedom
AUGUST 14, 2015
We don’t often think of something as abstract as “freedom” as a game element but actually, “freedom” is a large part of games. But games provide more than the freedom to fail. Games are a sandbox for life. Course On Game Elements.
Instructional Games and Narrative
APRIL 1, 2014
Instructional games work best when there is a narrative that provides the learner with the proper context for the learning that needs to take place. In a game, the time frame is usually compressed so that something that typically takes a year might only be 5 minutes of game play.
Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning – Tips to align ID strategies in Learning Games
OCTOBER 28, 2014
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.
Using Fantasy in Instructional #Games
JANUARY 17, 2013
I am often asked if an instructional or training game should be “realistic” or can the game have “fantasy” elements and still be an effective learning tool. In the 1980’s Thomas Malone wanted to investigate why games are so much fun and motivational.
Where is game-based learning headed? An Interview With Sharon Boller
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
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.
Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment
SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
These are critical incidents and 3D learning environments can help people prepare and train for these events. The critical incident learning environment places learners into a situation similar to the real event, where they must use their prior knowledge to solve a problem.
Do Learning Games Work Within A Corporate Environment?
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
With all of the buzz about learning games and game based learning, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a new thing. The truth is, learning games have been engaging people and helping with their training for ages. Why do games work?
Video games as Good Teachers
NOVEMBER 20, 2012
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. 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 . There are few other environments that offer that level of feedback or critique. There is no contest, gaming wins.
How Games & Gamification Can Help Align Processes and Procedures
MARCH 24, 2015
Many of our customers, Johnson & Johnson and Ally Financial to name a few, use Knowledge Guru games to teach a specific process that learners need to follow. We also create many custom learning solutions that include a gaming component where the goal is process alignment.
Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Many of us grew up playing Battleship, Monopoly and Clue board games. All of these games provide bonding as well as learning opportunities, and most adults play those same games today with their kids — in addition to new technology-based games — for the same purpose.
Interview With Karl Kapp on Games and Learning
JUNE 29, 2013
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.
4 Motivation Strategies for eLearning Environments with Massive Learners
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Learning becomes a game and learners want to be a part of it. The post 4 Motivation Strategies for eLearning Environments with Massive Learners appeared first on TalentLMS Blog.
Making Learning Games Effective: 5 ways of ensuring that players LEARN
JUNE 20, 2014
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.
Barnes & Noble Presentation Resources: Learning Games
OCTOBER 14, 2014
I am excited about the presentation and to talk to a number of teachers and parents about some of the positive impact that video games can have on learning. As part of that process, here are some links to educational games. Game to Teach STEM. CHECK OUT THE GAME HERE.
Games vs Simulations: Choosing the Right Approach for Learning
MARCH 26, 2014
The word “game” is a big one… and it really refers to a category of activities that can look many ways. There is some natural confusion that arises around this topic, particularly on the difference between games, simulations, and gamification. An Example of a Game.
Learning Game Design Series, Part 1: Play and Evaluate Games
JUNE 19, 2013
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.),
Utilizing Gaming Elements: 5 Popular Ways Of Delivering Successful Game-Based Learning
JULY 6, 2016
Digital games have the potential to create active and engaging environments for learning, supporting problem-solving and learning through practice. Creating effective learning games requires learning how to design good mechanics or rules and incorporating meaningful game elements.
Game on, ‘learn’
JULY 15, 2015
Another instance is the incorporation of a ‘game’ model to make the induction experience in an organization interesting. Such a game format also challenges the curiosity quotient of the new entrant! All of us have a competitive streak.
Playing Games Leads to Better Learning
JULY 7, 2016
To combat this, companies have begun using “serious games” to engage employees in learning initiatives. Serious games are not designed for entertainment. For example, a mobile game that requires retail associates to select the right product features to match a customer’s needs.
What Is Game Based Learning?
JUNE 20, 2011
I spent close to a year laboring under the delusion that game based learning was all about incorporating course material into a game. If I incorporate all the course learning objectives into a game setting and keep score – it qualifies as game based learning doesn’t it?
Top 100 Learning Game Resources
JUNE 24, 2009
When writing the whitepaper about Casual games , I did a fair bit of research and looked at several hundred web links. So here they are – a Top 100 Learning Game Resource list. If you are already developing learning games, these links will broaden your horizons, as they did mine.