COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 1

Learnnovators

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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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What Makes Learning Games So Great?

InSync Training

When we think of corporate learning, rarely do “fun and games” come to mind. Gamification and game-based learning , when used appropriately within a blend, supports all the key actors in modern learning. Gamification Game-Based Learning

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Board Games and Card Games: Leading the Learning Game Field in 2018

Kapp Notes

If past is prologue, the learning game industry is set for a wild ride in 2018. One of the most interesting trends and developments across the gaming industry is the surge in the popularity of both board and card games. Resurgence of “Analog” Games. Card Games.

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How Video Learning Is Transforming Skill Mastery in Sales

Speaker: Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO, About-Face Development

Join us as we delve into how technology advancements in learning are changing the game and why it’s critical to sales success. Video learning is not new, but the marriage of video learning and today’s technology is transforming our ability to achieve skill mastery in sales.

Game Results

Clark Quinn

The game we designed (as I talked about yesterday), Quest for Independence , was actually a fair bit of a hit. Sometime after the game launched, I became aware of the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) standard for the web. And lo, it was done; the game could be played over the web.

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Make it a Game

Raptivity

If you had the choice between reading through a training module or playing a game to learn the same concepts, which would you choose? Most of us would choose game-based learning hands-down over traditional training.

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Gameful Design

Allen Interactions

Instructional Design Gamification Edmond Manning Learning GamesBy Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. I want you to read every line of this blog post, so here’s what I’m going to do. I will give you 50 points, and you can use those points to buy an avatar and accessories.

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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 NIGHT!

Allen Interactions

Once every quarter, our Minnesota office becomes Game Night HQ. Then, we plan our games. Come take a tour of our Game Night last week, and hear what a few Allenites have to say about why we play. Gaming GamificationFirst and foremost, we plan the snacks and adult beverages.

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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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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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4 Tips For Designing Games

Origin Learning

Games that are designed to improve the productivity and skills of learners are a good investment of organizational resources. However, adding games for games’ sake is definitely a no-no. A gamification strategy must be clear; every game should serve its own purpose of learning.

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Serious Learning Games 101

InSync Training

Modern learners love games. In fact, with the right design, these games have the power to increase learner engagement and boost retention. Our organizations and stakeholders, though, often struggle to understand the value of games. Take the first step by walking them through “Serious Games 101.” Andrew Hughes, President of Designing Digitally, graciously shared his serious game secrets with our Virtually There learners. Virtually There Session recap.

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Three ways learning games (aka serious games) differ from just “games”

Knowledge Guru

Last weekend, I was with friends and I introduced them to the game Forbidden Island. The game is a cooperative one rather than a competitive one. To me, the game is a lot of fun to play. To two of my four friends playing, the game was torture. I am not good at games.”

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Learning Game Design Series, Part 3: Game Mechanics

Knowledge Guru

Welcome to Part 3 of my multi-part Learning Game Design series. In my last post , I talked about Step 2 in my 5-step process for getting started in game design: getting familiar with game elements. Specifically, I focused on game goals and game dynamics.

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Customizing Game Order

Knowledge Guru

Custom allows game authors to choose how players complete their Drive experience. To customize game order: Navigate to Customize > Minigame Delivery. Choose how and when games become available. Choose how and when games become available.

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Train Your Brain with Games

eLearning Brothers

In our first session, we heard from Stephen Baer of The Game Agency. He spoke on the power of games. In this session, you will learn: How playing games can improve problem-solving skills and learning abilities. How playing games can boost the formation of new memories.

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When Learning Games Go Small: The Four Principles of Design

Knowledge Guru

The education game market continues to grow rapidly, and mobile games are the dominant force within this market. for corporate learning games will be over 20% between 2017 – 2022 and about 35% globally with the U.S. and India being the top two markets for serious game play.

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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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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.

Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification

Upside Learning

Client: This year, for our Sales training program, we would like to have a game designed. Sales Manager: What exactly do you want in the game? Game Based Learning gamification Gamification In LearningScene: Sales meeting between executives of a leading learning service provider and an organisation planning to outsource its learning content development. Client: Just some simple achievement levels and awards […].

6 Must-Read Learning Game Design Books

Knowledge Guru

Designing a game is no easy task, but do you know what’s even more difficult? Designing a game that helps people actually learn something. The BLP team (creators of Knowledge Guru) is no stranger to the challenges that come with learning game creation.

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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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Game Element: Balance

Kapp Notes

The concept of “balance” in a game experience encompasses many ideas. Everyone wants to create a balanced game…it’s just…what is a balanced game? Is it a game that unfolds at a comfortable pace but with surprises thrown-in? Design Games

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Designing a game

Clark Quinn

When I was a young academic in Australia, a colleague asked me if I would talk to some folks about a game. He knew that I had designed games before returning to grad school, and had subsequently done one on my thesis research. The post Designing a game appeared first on Learnlets.

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Learning Game Design Series, Part 2: Game Goals and Game Dynamics

Knowledge Guru

Last week I talked about Step 1 – Play Games. This week I move on to Part 2 of my multi-part series titled “Getting Started in Learning Game Design.” This post (along with the next few) will focus on Step 2: Get Familiar with Game Terminology and Elements and How to Use Them.

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Six Truths About Implementing a Learning Game that Gets Results

Knowledge Guru

I love games—but that does not mean I think a game is the appropriate option for every learning situation. You may need to go through 5-8 iterations to get a custom game right. 2) Games are not a panacea. Match the game to the audience, not the people paying for it.

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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

A Mobile Game World

Upside Learning

Almost everyone on my commute who owns a smart-phone is using it for two things: playing games and social networking, or a combination of both – games on social networks, social network features in games. Once or twice a week I commute to the office using public transport.

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Integrating Games into eLearning

Association eLearning

People often just look at video games as fun, but they can also be played to aid learning. Listed below are examples of when gaming and learning are combined to give learners an optimal, innovative experience. Learning About Video Game Design.

Game Element: Pattern Recognition

Kapp Notes

Many games involve creating, identifying or predicting a pattern. This is a common element in many basic and electronic games. A simple example of a pattern recognition game is tic-tac-toe. This same concept has been carried onto electronic games like the popular Candy Crush.

Designing a Learning Game? Play these 3 Games First

Knowledge Guru

At Bottom-Line Performance (owners of the Knowledge Guru platform), we have a “learning game design peer group” that meets a few times per year. Here are three great games we have played within our Peer Group. We explored mechanics that made this game a bit different.

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10 Great Learning Game Design Links

Upside Learning

As our forays into game-based learning continue, so does the research. Learning From Game Design: 11 Gambits For Influencing User Behaviour. Learning From Game Design: 11 Gambits For Influencing User Behaviour. Katie Salen on Game Design and Learning.

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Gamification vs Game-based Learning

Lambda Solutions

In the world of eLearning, people use game mechanics and game design elements to create a new learning experience adapted to the expectations of today's learners. These game mechanics are typically found in video games to make the whole process fun, engaging and social.

Let’s Play a Game!

Raptivity

Let’ play a game. The game is called “Guess this Word”. The object of the game is to guess this word by the [.]. game based learning Gaming Instructional Design rapid learning Uncategorized

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Instructional Game Projects

Kapp Notes

As I begin to reflect upon this year coming to a close, I have to admit that I am pretty excited about two instructional game projects of which I have been involved. Design Education Gamers Games Games video games

Serious Games for Leadership training

Indusgeeks

Games for Leadership training is always available but they only do so much in terms of practicality and overall effectiveness. The post Serious Games for Leadership training appeared first on Game Based training blog. 3D Simulation Business Simulations Game Based Learning game based training serious games simulation based training soft skills training games for leadership training gamification for training gamification of training leadership training games soft skills games

The Importance of Aesthetics in Serious Games

Knowledge Guru

First impressions matter in almost every situation – including game play. Aesthetics are a huge part of the game play experience. If the game doesn’t LOOK appealing, then players won’t want to play even if the game has a great game goal and rules.

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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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