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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.

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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COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 4

Learnnovators

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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.

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

Kapp Notes

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.

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Game Element: Fantasy

Kapp Notes

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.

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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.

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.

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

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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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

COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 3

Learnnovators

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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 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.

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.

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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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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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.

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?

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.

Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games

CLO Magazine

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

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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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.

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

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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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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.

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.

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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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. Creating effective learning games requires learning how to design good mechanics or rules and incorporating meaningful game elements.

Game on, ‘learn’

Origin Learning

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.

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Playing Games Leads to Better Learning

CLO Magazine

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.

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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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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.