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. In the article, Play This Game and Win a Job!

Games To Gamification

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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.

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Gamification vs Game-Based Learning: What’s the Difference?

Knowledge Guru

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. NCAA tournament pools are a form of gamification. The game of basketball is, obviously, a game.

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 […].

GAMIFICATION IS ABOUT ENGAGEMENT

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The dark side of gamification

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It’s a ridiculous question, I know, but in the short film Sight the protagonist plays an augmented reality game that awards him points for the consistency in the thickness of his slices. However, I also recognise another side of games that can in fact impede learning.

The science behind gamification

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Gamification is the application of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to encourage users to solve problems. A 2015 study by Research and Markets has forecasted that Gamification in E-Learning growth will reach $319 billion by 2020.

How Games & Gamification Can Help Align Processes and Procedures

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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.

2015 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning

Kapp Notes

It seems to me that the year 2015 was the year that gamification got “real” for learning and development. Gamification is Bringing Serious Game-Based Learning and Simulation-Based Learning Along for the Ride. Games-based learning is projected to grow to USD 2.4

Making Learning Fun: Gamification

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In another case, 53% of the respondents participating in a Pew research found said that by 2020 gamification will be widely adopted by most of industries, communications scene and most of all education. Gamification. What is it that you want your learners to learn through this game?

5 games every e-learning professional should play

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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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Using Gamification for Human Resources

Origin Learning

Gamification is penetrating into every field possible and not just for entertainment purposes. Gamification is slowly gaining popularity and soon many organizations will adopt gaming as a part of their work-related programs. Gamification uses 75% psychology and 25% technology.

7 Steps to an Effective Serious Game or Gamification Implementation

Knowledge Guru

When it comes to serious games, ATD says you probably are. In an ATD survey conducted for its 2014 research report, Playing to Win: Gamification and Serious Games in Organizational Learning ( link ), 71% of organizations reported that they prefer to develop serious games in-house.

Gamification in E-Learning – Are you Game for it?

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Hence, the e-learning gurus cashed upon this aspect of ‘photo-memory’ being better, and gave it another dimension by the way of adding the elements of a live game to learning, i.e. They introduced the concept of gamification in e-learning. Is Gamification in E-learning really Needed?

eLearning: Is Gamification Really Necessary?

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by AJ Walther    I like the idea of games in learning, generally speaking. Set the capitals of the states to music, turn the stock market into a game, great. But lately the eLearning community is all aflutter about the gamification of learning. Game this. Sure, I think there's a place for games in learning. Yes, I think to some degree games can improve learner engagement. But Should everything be a game?

Implementing Gamification? Consider These Tips

Kapp Notes

Here are some tips for implementing gamification. Align game and gamification tools, methods and content with curriculum content objectives. Don’t just gamify or add game elements randomly, make sure the tools and methods match learning and curriculum outcomes.

Games, Gamification in a Virtual Classroom Environment

Kapp Notes

Gamification in the virtual classroom is still in its infancy. Currently, virtual classroom instructors often use workarounds to apply gamification techniques since many virtual classroom software packages don’t have game or gamification elements.

7 Game and Gamification Guidelines for Your Organization

Kapp Notes

Here are some guidelines developed from multiple implementations of games and gamification within organizations. Educate management and leaders within the organization on the educational value of games and gamification. Games Gamification

Games and Gamification in Moodle

Lambda Solutions

Gamification in Moodle is one of the most effective ways to engage and motivate learners, by using game mechanics and games. Game mechanics are common gaming tactics used to ignite competition and the desire for learners to ‘win’.

Keynote Resources for New Designs for Learning: Games & Gamification Conference

Kapp Notes

Great time at the New Designs for Learning: Games and Gamification Conference. Met so many wonderful people and had a great time discussing games and gamification. And, here are some additional gamification resources you may find helpful. Gamification of Learning.

5 Reasons to Use Gamification in E-Learning

Origin Learning

From a very tender age, we are exposed to games: Chess, Monopoly, Scotland Yard… And that is for a reason, because games make learning not seem like ‘learning’. Our mind inputs far more concentration and participation in a game rather than something we are otherwise taught.

Reengaging Learners Using Gamification and Game-Based Learning

InSync Training

Karl Kapp, gamification expert and friend of InSync Training, recently helped BYTE session attendees "solve the case of the disengaged learner," and provided detailed recommendations for effectively including games in our instructional designs. Engagement Gamification BYTE

Gamification Basics

Web Courseworks

Gamification is revolutionizing the field of learning and development. That was the main thrust of the Game On! Here at Web Courseworks, we have been fortunate to work with clients who are enthusiastic about using gamification to create better eLearning.

COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 1

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Gamification and Serious Games Headed to the Mainstream

Knowledge Guru

Gartner Group, which monitors trends across many industries, has labeled gamification as a trend that is sliding into the “trough of disillusionment” within the education industry. Does that mean that it—and its cousin learning games—are dying? Gamification Serious Games

Understanding The Difference Between Gamification and Game-based Learning

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Gamification and Game-based Learning (GBL) are both very popular trends in corporate learning now. The benefits of games is evident in training and learning – not only at the K-12 level, but in corporate circles as well. Implementing Game-based Learning.

You Built a Great Learning Game… Why Aren’t You Getting Results?

Knowledge Guru

You built a wonderful learning game. Did you have “complete an eLearning course,” or “play (insert name) learning game that my boss recommended to me” on your list? Perhaps you do – and perhaps you fully intend to do that course or play that game.

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How is Gamification Different from a Game?

Kapp Notes

Here are some ideas I’ve had lately about trying to separate games and gamification as concepts. A game is a self-contained unit. There is a defined “game-space” in which the players agree to engage in game activities. There is a clear beginning, middle and end to a game. There is a defined winning state of the game. The players know when they or someone else has completed the game. A game typically has multiple game elements.

Three Essential Design Elements for Effective eLearning Gamification

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And lots of games. Games, games, games. Gamification game-based learning eLearning GamesBy Carrie Zens, Director of Marketing / @carriezens. I am continually mesmerized by the crazy, fast-paced evolution of technology.

Gamification in Business

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Since 2001, people have been using gamification in business in a number of ways. Some attempts at gamification have been a huge success. How do you ensure success when you’re using gamification in business applications? Gamification business White Paper

Sorry, Games and Gamification are Not Magic

Kapp Notes

No, games and gamification are tools for learning, they are not magic. Games create learning when they are play tested, examined and carefully created. Games build awareness of issues, conflicts and ideas. Gamification doesn’t suddenly make everyone an avid learner.

Gamification vs. Serious Games–What’s the Difference?”

Kapp Notes

Interesting comment the other day, Dianne asked: Just curious if you make a distinction between gamification and serious games. (I There does seem to be some type of distinction between gamification and serious games. So, gamification is more than creating a serious game.

Is Gamification the Answer?

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My topic was ‘Video Games and Motivation’ and I looked at the research that has been done into the motivational pull of video game play and then linked this to gamification, which seems […].

THE BIG MISS AND THE BIG OPPORTUNITY IN GAMIFICATION

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