Games, Gamification in a Virtual Classroom Environment

Kapp Notes

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.

COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 4

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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.

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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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.

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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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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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

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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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

Once Is Not Enough: How to Playtest Custom Learning Games

Bottom-Line Performance

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.

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Game Element: Freedom

Kapp Notes

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.

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Instructional Games and Narrative

Kapp Notes

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.

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.

Using Fantasy in Instructional #Games

Kapp Notes

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.

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COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 3

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Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

Kapp Notes

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.

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. 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 are few other environments that offer that level of feedback or critique. There is no contest, gaming wins.

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How Games & Gamification Can Help Align Processes and Procedures

Knowledge Guru

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.

Do Learning Games Work Within A Corporate Environment?

Growth Engineering

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?

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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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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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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4 Motivation Strategies for eLearning Environments with Massive Learners

TalentLMS

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.

Games vs Simulations: Choosing the Right Approach for Learning

Knowledge Guru

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.

Barnes & Noble Presentation Resources: Learning Games

Kapp Notes

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.

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.

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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Immersive learning environments may become the norm in training

Matrix

Learning in immersive environments might just do the trick. Just as the name suggests, an immersive environment allows learners to be totally submerged in a self-contained artificial or simulated environment while experiencing it as real.

What Is Game Based Learning?

Upside Learning

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?

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Learning From Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #01Firewatch

Eat Learn Repeat

I still remember the first time the concept of game-based learning was introduced to our learning design team at the office. In this blog post series, we’ll take a look at some games that are beyond the stereotypes. What’s The Game About?

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Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

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.

Why Learning Games Succeed Where Traditional Training Fails

Bottom-Line Performance

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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Gamification vs. Serious Games–What’s the Difference?”

Kapp Notes

Interesting comment the other day, Dianne asked: Just curious if you make a distinction between gamification and serious games. (I There does seem to be some type of distinction between gamification and serious games. So, gamification is more than creating a serious game.

Good Games, Good Learning

Upside Learning

The paper describes a Professor of Reading’s teachers experience and learning from playing digital games and describes some of the learning principles good games incorporate. Then the game reacts back, giving the player feedback and new problems.

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Match Content to be Learning with Right Game Type

Kapp Notes

Matching the right type of game-thinking and mechanics to the right type of content to be learned, is the right way to design an instructional game. While the addition of these games adds variety and interest to e-learning courses, this is not a highest value use of game-based learning.

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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. We know that bells and whistles don’t always improve training experiences.