5 games every e-learning professional should play
APRIL 2, 2017
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.
COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 1
JANUARY 13, 2017
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JUNE 11, 2015
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.
Commercial Games vs Learning Games: Avoid the “Bling”
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
I recently had a conversation with a game developer who was interested in becoming a subcontractor for us. This developer shared several examples of games he had developed. The commercial developer’s goal is to keep players engaged in their game.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Learning Insights report as a game- changer for L&D. included game-based elearning. 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.
Game Element: Fantasy
JULY 5, 2016
Why include a fantasy element in the design of learning games for adults. In a game with Zombies teaching a sales model, the exact sales model that is used in the field can be used in the game. Finally, fantasy in games can be highly motivational.
Instructional Design vs. Learning Game Design: What’s the Difference?
APRIL 12, 2017
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?
Games To Gamification
MAY 30, 2015
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.
JUNE 30, 2016
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.
Make it a Game
MARCH 21, 2013
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.
Game-based learning on a shoestring
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
Game-based learning doesn’t have to break the bank. Sure, you can spend an obscene amount of money on gaming technology if you want to, but you don’t have to. In this free online game, you play the role of a waitress in a busy restaurant.
Game Element: Balance
AUGUST 18, 2015
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
To Game or Not to Game? The Best Ways to Use Games for Learning
AUGUST 3, 2013
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. Using a game as the Primary Learning Method.
2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning
DECEMBER 20, 2016
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.
Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification
MAY 21, 2015
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 […].
Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?
OCTOBER 20, 2012
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]
Let’s Play a Game!
JUNE 25, 2013
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
The Importance of Aesthetics in Serious Games
APRIL 17, 2014
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.
Bloom’s Taxonomy and Learning Games
MARCH 15, 2017
You have a clear business problem, a related instructional goal, and a desire to incorporate learning games to help you achieve your instructional goal. But which games are best? Building a Drive game? The right column identifies game types that work well for that level.
Game Element: Strategy
JULY 28, 2014
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
JULY 30, 2015
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.
Instructional Game Projects
DECEMBER 21, 2011
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
Three ways learning games (aka serious games) differ from just “games”
OCTOBER 14, 2014
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.”
Gamification vs Game-Based Learning: What’s the Difference?
MARCH 21, 2017
In 2015, the American Gaming Association and GfK Custom Research of North America estimated that almost 40 million Americans filled out more than 70 million March Madness brackets. The game of basketball is, obviously, a game. Want to design your own learning game?
Game Element: Freedom
AUGUST 14, 2015
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.
Why Adults Should Love Game-Based Learning
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
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.
Serious Game Evaluation Worksheet (Free Download)
APRIL 23, 2014
A lot of people want to design learning games, aka “serious games.” ” However, many L&D people have gotten very enthusiastic about the gamification and game-based learning trend without actually being game players themselves. iPad games.
Instructional Games and Narrative
APRIL 1, 2014
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.
Designing a Learning Game? Play these 3 Games First
MARCH 11, 2015
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.
MAY 18, 2012
It was sparked by Ruth Clark’s article “ Why Games Don’t Teach. ” Also, please know that I respect the work of Dr. Ruth Clark and actually think that aside from the title most of the article is on target, we don’t have a universal definition of “game”, research is sort of fragmented and a paper prototyping is always the way to go. So, So looking at the argument, Why Games Don’t Teach, we have several interesting positions: Games Don’t Teach. Games
Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning – Tips to align ID strategies in Learning Games
OCTOBER 28, 2014
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.
How Sharon Boller and Karl Kapp’s Learning Game Design Process Works
MARCH 6, 2017
Last week we announced Sharon Boller and Dr. Karl Kapp’s new book on learning game design on the BLP blog. It’s called “Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games.” Play entertainment games and evaluate what you play.
COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 4
JANUARY 31, 2017
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Rules and Instructional Games
MARCH 11, 2011
At its simplest form, a game is just a set of defined rules. Without rules, games would not exist. In the book, Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals , the authors define three types of rules that apply to games. These are the rule that describe how the game is played.
Game or Mini-Game: Which Should You Choose for Your Training Solution?
APRIL 22, 2014
You want to incorporate games into your learning experience. Do you go with one large game as THE learning solution or do you incorporate several smaller games… what we call “mini-games?”. It’s not a “mini-game” if it takes an hour for people to play.
Using Fantasy in Instructional #Games
JANUARY 17, 2013
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.
Video Games and Motivation
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MAY 13, 2014
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 […].
Six Truths About Implementing a Learning Game that Gets Results
DECEMBER 1, 2014
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.
What’s the Benefit of “Fun” in Games?
JANUARY 17, 2017
You’ve heard that games are very useful for learning. However, it’s less about creating a game than actually understanding what it is that people find “fun” about playing games. There is power in understanding what makes games engaging to us. Yes, I know.