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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ROI of continuous training: HR Directors’ unsolvable problem?

Coorpacademy

Does this solve the main problem of HRs? To exit the scheme of traditional learning and understand what really drives learners, we need to understand the Facebook quiz scheme. The good balance between the game aspects and the learning ones is still to be found though.

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Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

According to BigFish games, 58% of Americans play video games , with 68% of that population older than 18. Why are games so popular, and how can we leverage gamification for association learning? Share this on Facebook.

Gamification or Game-Based Learning? What’s the Difference?

Association eLearning

Gamification and game-based learning (sometimes abbreviated GBL) are both hot topics and the terms are often used interchangeably. Game-Based Learning, “A New Cake”. It is usually applied to topics that require problem solving, critical thinking, or lots of practice. If you don’t play you won’t learn, and if you don’t learn you can’t advance in the game. It is also good to know that “games” does not need to mean “video games” or “computer games.”

Seven Tips to Create Engaging Game-Based Learning

Origin Learning

Who does not like a good game? In this blog post, we will be exploring how games can be used in eLearning programs to enrich the content and help learners understand concepts better. Why Add Games? Games can be used as an ice-breaker to introduce concepts.

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Games for Change Part 1: The Power of Urgent Optimism in Learning Games

Bottom-Line Performance

Games change us. Games offer a safe place to feel uncomfortable, a controlled place to experience the chaos of real life. But can games lead us to meaningful SOCIAL change? Science now gives us plenty of reasons to trust in the power of games for learning.

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Games For Change Part 2: How We Ran Our Learning Game Design Workshop

Bottom-Line Performance

This marks part two of our Games for Change blog series. In part one , we gave some backstory about our game, A Paycheck Away. We are designing the game and playing it as an exhibition at the 2012 Spirit and Place Festival in Indianapolis on November 9th.

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Games For Change Part 2: How We Ran Our Learning Game Design Workshop

Bottom-Line Performance

This marks part two of our Games for Change blog series. In part one , we gave some backstory about our game, A Paycheck Away. We are designing the game and playing it as an exhibition at the 2012 Spirit and Place Festival in Indianapolis on November 9th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Im no Facebook super-user and I havent experienced a huge time suck from it, but I suppose its possible. But what information is it that is actually being "leaked" through Facebook by these irresponsible employees ?

Games & Learning: Pokemon Go

David Kelly

I’ve been planning to write a series of blog posts centered on games I play, sharing my thoughts from both a gaming and learning perspective. Pokémon Go is a free-to-play augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices.

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A Challenge For Designers Of Game Based Learning

Upside Learning

I came across a challenge posted on the Innocentive website titled – Games for Health: Inspiring Adolescents to take Control of their Health. C3N wants the game to do (at least) two main things. Game Based Learning Learning Games

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Enterprise Gaming – Once an Opportunity, now a Trend

QuoDeck

Having spent a large part of my career in the financial services space driving traditional business growth, using gaming to achieve business goals was not a cause I expected to be championing. We formed QuoDeck in 2010 to bring gaming into learning for enterprises.

Learner Engagement – Are Games the Answer?

Association eLearning

I often get asked by clients and attendees of my gamification education sessions, “Are games really the answer to increased learner engagement and knowledge retention?” The truth is, learner engagement is not easy to crack, if it were, there wouldn’t be so much debate about games for training, using rewards, and points to motivate learners or the like. So they ask us to “convert” their learning into a game. And wrapping a game around that won’t fix the problem.

ASTD ICE learning game design workshop resources

Knowledge Guru

We did a one-day pre-conference workshop on getting started with learning game design – and had participants creating some amazing game prototypes by day’s end. also wanted to post some pics of the game prototypes. Games to Play and Evaluate.

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#G4C Part 4: How to Use Play Test Results to Improve Learning Game Design

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ve made it to Part Four of our Games for Change blog series. In Part One , we gave some back story about our game, A Paycheck Away. In Part Two , we talked about our first game design workshop. It’s a board game.

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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).

Games for Change Part 1: The Power of Urgent Optimism in Learning Games

Bottom-Line Performance

Games change us. Games offer a safe place to feel uncomfortable, a controlled place to experience the chaos of real life. But can games lead us to meaningful SOCIAL change? Science now gives us plenty of reasons to trust in the power of games for learning.

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Playing Games Leads to Better Learning

CLO Magazine

Add to this, employees face a growing number of distractions — Facebook updates, text notifications, incoming emails and more. To combat this, companies have begun using “serious games” to engage employees in learning initiatives. Serious games are not designed for entertainment.

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Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? Games seem like a really cool way to add some fun to learning and seem to pose little or no risk to the learning outcome.

Paper cuts

E-Learning Provocateur

I’ll also share my problems – and there are plenty of them – so if you can solve any for me I’d be grateful! This may have something to do with the age of my S4, but I recently read that Facebook is getting serious about resolution. Yet I struck more problems.

From Brilliant Jerk to Passionate People Person

CLO Magazine

After one person succeeds in this model, others think that’s how they should play the game in order to succeed, and the cycle continues. Facebook remains, in essence, an advertising platform that profits from people’s personal data and connections.

Get Your Game On: 7 Questions to Ask Before Implementing Gamification

Association eLearning

She believes in a creative approach to problem solving and hates the words “we’ve always done it this way” used in that order. It’s all fun and games until….” Gamification is not about video games; it’s not even about technology. What about game theory?

Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

I’ll also share my problems – and there are plenty of them – so if you can solve any for me I’d be grateful! Vrse showcases the 360° nature of VR, while InMind VR is a somewhat childish game that nonetheless demonstrates the order of magnitude that immersive 3D animation offers over 2D.

Gamification Basics

Web Courseworks

That was the main thrust of the Game On! Gamification can be a more foundational process of transforming products or services so that they take on engaging properties of game playing in order to teach a concept or process to the learner more successfully.

Top 75 Online Courses for Freelancers To Up Their Game

TalentLMS

Help you up your game! And how their actions are usually driven by an honest desire to help others solve problems. One of the main problems freelancers face is valuing their work. The Complete Facebook Ads Course – Beginner to Advanced. It’s a gig economy we live in.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. The real discovery came when they posed problems for various employees to solve. Rob Mueller: Great post on using games as a training device.

You Decide! Interactivity in New Media

Web Courseworks

Part of my presentation pertained to branching scenarios, online simulations in which learners decide how to proceed in problem solving. You can see the ad on YouTube here , but this doesn’t replicate the fluid experience of the fully embedded ad on Facebook very well.

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Op Gaming Admin Aptitude Assessment

ProProfs

Quiz Maker › Take Quizzes › Education & Exams › Op Gaming Admin Aptitude Assessment. Loading Page, Please wait… Op Gaming Admin Aptitude Assessment. Question Excerpt From Op Gaming Admin Aptitude Assessment. What kind of problems SHOULD Admins handle ? If a problem member is going through a tough personal crisis would it be appropriate for you to show leniency to that user in disciplinary hearing ? 3-D Gaming Module Test. -->. -->.

Thanksgiving Story and The Value of Video Games

Kapp Notes

I thank Chuck for reaching out to me and for providing such a wonderful example of how “video games&# can really have a positive impact. I just happened to find you on facebook and I see the work you are doing. I still have some short term memory problems, but nothing like at first. Tags: Games video games Here is a touching message I received from a gentleman I went to high school with way back in the late 1980′s.

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Games And Simulations

The eLearning Coach

Karl Kapp, professor, author and speaker, understands the value of games and simulations in learning. In this two-part interview, Karl covers everything from video games to virtual 3D worlds, their cognitive advantages and future trends in online learning.

How to Be Successful at Game-Based Training

Lemonade

If you’ve never run a game-based training program before, it can feel intimidating. But the truth is, creating successful game-based training programs comes down to two things: hard work and an understanding of game based training strategy.

Gamification Basics

Web Courseworks

That was the main thrust of the Game On! Gamification can be a more foundational process of transforming products or services so that they take on engaging properties of game playing in order to teach a concept or process to the learner more successfully.

Why Some People Almost Always Build Amazing Game-Based Training Programs

Lemonade

Ever wonder how some instructional designers seem to always build amazing game-based training programs? The truth is, creating truly amazing game-based training programs comes down to two things: hard work and an understanding of game-based learning strategy.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

We have to make sure that we are meeting their need for speed and instant gratification… that we are making sure that they have interactive multimedia learning experiences, the way they have it on World of Warcraft or Minecraft or League of Legends (the games that they play). Or, a kid can be in his dorm room, think up a better way to create a social network of people as opposed to looking people up in a static library and you can create Facebook. What problem spins in their head?

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Tax Refunds: Traditional vs Behavioral Economics Explained

The Game Agency

And Why That Matters for Game Learning Systems) by Julia Keren-Detar. Ever wonder how instructional designers create training games that really work? It’s part game design knowledge and a lot of behavioral psychology. Likewise, designing a training game with this lack of understanding can have similar disconnects. What does this mean for game learning systems? Many such surprises happen in game learning systems, particularly in how people learn.