Video Games and Motivation

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Every year globally, people spend huge amounts of money and time playing video games. Most people who engage in video game play choose to do so voluntarily, because it is fun and they enjoy it. Research into video game play has tended to focus on either the positive […]. This makes it an intrinsically motivating activity.

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L&D and D&D: Learning and Role Playing Games

Experiencing eLearning

I was invited to be part of a discussion about D&D (Dungeons and Dragons), role playing games, and learning. We discussed our experiences with paper RPGs, both as players and DMs (Dungeon Masters, the folks who run games). We talked about how games overlap with instructional design.

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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”. 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.” There are two ways to implement game-based eLearning: Store-Bought Cake.

Getting Started at Creating Games

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(We have created an 8-part comprehensive report containing a series of one-to-two page “briefs” regarding learning game design. You can create a fully-functioning simple game in an afternoon – though, admittedly, this would be a FIRST rendition of a game – not the final version. Here are two examples of games we created in the span of two hours. Themes can be ANYTHING – we had a recent team come up with a game whose theme revolved around Oscar night in Hollywood.

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Stop Thinking Like an Instructional Designer, Start Thinking Like a Game Designer

Speaker: Karl Kapp, Professor of Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University

Instructional designers tend to think content first and action second. Game designers tend to think action first. Simply changing your mindset from instructional designer to game designer will help you to create engaging and effective instruction. In this unique gamified webinar, Karl Kapp will help you make that shift.

Getting Ideas for Games

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(We have created an 8-part comprehensive report containing a series of one-to-two page “briefs” regarding learning game design. This is part 5: Getting Ideas for Games. There are numerous ways to approach the design of a game and some can get pretty sophisticated. Mechanic – Pick the mechanic and then design a game to it. • IP – Games based on intellectual property such as Glee quiz game, Spider-Man, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, etc.

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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. Dr. Squire inspired me to provide leadership for development teams that created innovative game-based learning for Miller Brewing ( Score Your Pour ) and an extensive curriculum for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The second session focused on using games for teaching in primary education.

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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? Game developers like Ubisoft, Activision, Blizzard spend millions of dollars on research to learn what game play elements engage which demographic. Games create a sense of “flow” – a concept coined by theorist Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced “Chick sent me high”).

COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 1

Learnnovators

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Game-based Learning: Improving Skills Training

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The days of traditional classroom sessions involving loads of reading exercises are quickly being replaced by game-based learning. Game-based learning has become a popular trend, and HR managers enjoy maximum participation from such training programs. Need For Game-based Learning.

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The Four “Levels” of Gamification Implementation in Learning Experiences

Speaker: Jonathan Peters, PhD, Chief Motivation Officer, Sententia Gamification

Gamification is an important and powerful strategy for influencing and motivating people. Unfortunately, many people think that gamification means adding a simple activity, creating a computer or a video game, or just adding points, badges, and a leaderboard to their learning program. Tune in to discover the four levels of gamification, and come away with a practical method for bringing gamification to your programs.

Play Testing Games — An Essential Step

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(We have created an 8-part comprehensive report containing a series of one-to-two page “briefs” regarding learning game design. This is part 7: Play Testing Games — An Essential Step. You can definitely brainstorm a game idea in an afternoon and build a simple prototype. However, going from the rough idea to a polished game takes iterations and time. A great game requires lots of tweaking, modifying, and refining.

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Curiosity keeps us alive, gaming and learning

Upside Learning

We are an attention-deficit people, so they say, before they lose interest and jump to another topic. Science tells us that we are born curiosity-rich and attention-poor. Contempt apart, familiarity does breed distraction.

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4 Qualitative Reasons to Adopt Game-Based Learning

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Game-based learning is one such method of corporate training where employees believe that they’ll me more fruitful to the organization. Here we have a few reasons why game-based training should be implemented by organizations and it can be extremely beneficial: 1- Enhanced Engagement.

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 […].

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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. That is, you started the game, the player’s actions were sent to the web, the program could calculate the outcome and render an appropriate new page, with the graphics assembled to represent the game variables, the current location, and more.

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This Week on #TalkTech: Mobile Friendly Sites, Game Based Learning Checklist and Design Tips from LucasArts

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Topic #2: What are ways trainers and educators can test out game based learning? Ok, so you are ready to implement digital game based learning into your learning mix. Whether you join a discussion (like our new Google+ community ), play games yourself, our conduct a small pilot, you are headed in the right direction. What ways do you think are the best to start testing out game based learning? Educator’s Checklist for Game Based Learning.

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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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6 Ways To Use Learning Games In Learning And Development

Dan Keckan

There are different ways to use learning games and the one you go for will depend on your budget, the time you have and if it can deliver what you need. Game-Based Learning Corporate Learning And Development eLearning Games Free eLearning eBooks Serious GamesThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

5 Tips to Engage Gen Z and Millennial eLearners in 2020 and Beyond

Speaker: Nick DiMaso, Learning Content Manager and Technologist at BenchPrep

If 2020 hasn’t radically changed your approach to your learning program, it’s time to get in the digital learning game or risk being left behind. But if you’re searching for current, new ways to engage people online and keep your business thriving, look to your youngest learners. In the next 5 years, Millennials will comprise 75% of the workforce, and Gen Z is right behind them. To future-proof your learning program, make sure your content is designed with these young professional learners in mind.

Game based Learning – Custom Claw Machine Interaction

Swift eLearning Services

Recently we got a game based customization request from one of our clients from Dubai (UAE). The courses… Authoring Tools eLearning Gamification Articulate Storyline 360 Elearning Elearning courses game-based learning gamification in learning Interaction learningWe would love to unravel the challenges that are requested by our clients. The requirement was to develop elearning courses for their academic curriculum (K12).

Learning Games: What Do The Experts Say?

Growth Engineering

How effective are learning games within a wider training initiative or educational programme? The post Learning Games: What Do The Experts Say? Genie Authoring Tool Gamification elearning Online Learning Game-based Learning Learning Games Serious Games

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. Dr. Squire inspired me to provide leadership for development teams that created innovative game-based learning for Miller Brewing ( Score Your Pour ) and an extensive curriculum for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The second session focused on using games for teaching in primary education.

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5 Elements of eLearning games to increase employee engagement

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What are eLearning games? eLearning games are considered as a much more exciting and interactive medium for corporate workforce training, as they capture the attention of learners and help them retain more information. A storyline can make a game more intriguing and memorable.

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Partnering Well on a Rapid Timeline

Speaker: Becci Zweirs, Learning Projects Leader, Inno-Versity, Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity, and Pam Whetstone, Training Development Manager, Williams-Sonoma

Any eLearning professional can tell you that each project has its own unique challenges - but no matter what you're facing, those who have been there before can help. Join experts from Inno-Versity and William-Sonoma for an in-depth case study that will take you from discovery to creation and deployment of a complex eLearning project, all in 9 months using in-house resources.

10 Ways to Publish Your Game Anywhere

The Game Agency

The beauty of The Training Arcade® is once you’ve created a game with your training content. You can launch the game and publish it anywhere! Here are 10 ways you can publish and deploy the game for maximum training effectiveness. EXPORT YOUR GAME TO YOUR LMS. Export the games as a SCORM package (SCORM 1.2 Once you build a game, you can embed it right on your LMS dashboard. EMBED YOUR GAME INTO A COURSE. FEATURE YOUR GAME ON YOUR WEBSITE.

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To Game or Not to Game? The Best Ways to Use Games for Learning

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So, you think you want to use a game to help people learn. ” There are many reasons to use games for learning… and also times when you’d be better off picking a different interactive learning experience. The best way to figure out whether or not to create a learning game, and to get the project started, is to ask the right questions. Karl Kapp has two short but sweet blog posts with questions you should ask before creating a learning game.

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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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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. No, wait—.

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Agile Microlearning Explained

4THE COGNITIVE SCIENCE BEHIND OTTOLEARN OTTOLEARN COPYRIGHT © 2018 NEOVATION CORPORATION Drive to Mastery Engagement Mechanics Learning Mechanics Assesment Mechanics GAMIFICATION OF LEARNING Unlike game-based learning, which actually has learners play a.

7 Key Benefits of Game-Based Education in a Digital World

Hurix Digital

The use of digital tools in education has been on the rise and this has made educators and students fall in love with game-based education. What is Game-Based Education? Game-based education is a type of innovative teaching methodology that defines learning outcomes.

Handwashing Game

Sponge UK

The game raises awareness and promotes the use of correct techniques for handwashing NHS guidance states that ‘washing hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from the spread of infection’.

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YES/NO Game Prototype

Blog WORL&D

I wanted to create an old-school (choose your) adventure game where the user makes a series of decisions. elearning Gamification, Game-based learning and Game-thinking JavaScript StorylineSunday afternoon and it’s raining. After two hours of R (Data Science course), I needed a break. Hence the Articulate eLearning Heroes challenge below. These are simple YES or NO decisions. However, the story has many branches […].

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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. And gradually, man started inventing different types of games and sports for various purposes. Now you may wonder what the difference between a sport and a game is. Games, on the other hand, can be physical or mental.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Our new enterprise video management technology is a game-changer. 12 Ways to Get the Most. Out of Your Authoring Tool gomolearning.com @gomolearning eBook 1 11Index: Table of contents What should you look for and expect. from a modern authoring tool? saturated market, we’ve designed.

Why Experiential Learning Should Draw on Game Design Theory

Training Industry

Why Experiential Learning Should Draw on Game Design Theory - Read more by Hope Williams on Training Industry. Uncategorized experiential learning game design game design theory game-based learning Instructional Design learning by doing