Informal, Formal – End 4 E-Learning

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And show it, via retro gaming, whereas folks buying NES and SNES 32 bit. I mention all of this, because we are forgetting about why formal and informal training came into play. That with change, and technology as a component, learntech to be exact, we must avoid wax of days gone by, with the keeping of informal and formal for online learning and immersive to boot. This is where informal and formal learning first made their arrivals present.

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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When Games Go Small: 4 Mobile Learning Game Design Principles

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The education game market continues to grow rapidly, and mobile learning games are the dominant force in this market. for corporate learning games will be over 20% between 2017 – 2022 and about 35% globally with the U.S. Want to learn more about mobile learning games?

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Train Your Brain with Games

eLearning Brothers

We knew the information would be extremely useful to many people so we made sure to record each session and make it available to you! In our first session, we heard from Stephen Baer of The Game Agency. He spoke on the power of games.

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What’s the Benefit of “Fun” in Games?

Knowledge Guru

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.

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7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Informal learning is democratic schooling that is driven by learner’s affection and motivation. We advise you to read about these tips for informal Learning and use them in your project. Combine formal and informal learning for best results.

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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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. Games, Gamification, and the Quest for Learner Engagement. Serious Game Element: Fantasy.

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. Using a game as the Primary Learning Method.

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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. The game of basketball is, obviously, a game. Want to design your own learning game?

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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Game Element: Fantasy

Kapp Notes

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.

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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. You can link here for additional information. You can link here for additional information.

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

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. Pattern recognition is the ability to recognize order in a chaos or to see relationships in disjointed information. Games

Fun and games to upgrade your skills

QuoDeck

Game-based learning pretty much screamed itself up,” says Bhattacharya. Games allow for more engaging learning experiences while also making the learner behaviour more measurable and analysable. Today, their company, QuoDeck (earlier Ptotem), uses board games, murder mysteries and treasure hunts as learning methods, and these have been used by organisations like PepsiCo, Unilever, Aditya Birla Group and Tata Group.

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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Game Based Learning – Competition

eLearning 24-7

I don’t know about you, but I want to see who really does an awesome job at creating game based courses for learning. In just the past few weeks, I’ve heard from many folks on my social media channels talking about how game based learning is poor, at least from what they have seen. Sure there is Gamelearn, but to use their game based courses you have to buy their platform where the games stay. And those who create game based learning in authoring tools.

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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Learning Games

Knowledge Guru

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.

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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Learning Game Design: a Blog Series by Sharon Boller

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In early May we launched our Learning Game Design Blog on the Knowledge Guru website. The blog has become a great source of information for anyone interested in game based learning and gamification—thanks in large part to an incredibly in-depth blog series by Sharon Boller.

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Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?

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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]

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This Week on #BLPLearn: Information Graphics, Games, and Mobile Content Strategy

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Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: A Stunning New Take on Video and Information Graphics. Game for science! This one kind of stood out to me because it uses some elements that I really like in games that I play for fun.

Game or Mini-Game: Which Should You Choose for Your Training Solution?

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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.

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Once Is Not Enough: How to Playtest Custom Learning Games

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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.

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Free Lectora Game Template

eLearning Brothers

Looking for a Free Game Template for Lectora? The Trivia Game Template is one of the most popular games in the Template Library. Free Lectora Game Template. Free Game Template for Lectora. Video on How to Use the Lectora Game Templates.

Karl Kapp, Sharon Boller Partner for Learning Game Design Workshop

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Learning and Development professionals have been hearing about learning games and game based learning over and over again for a few years now. Game Based Learning Design Skills in High Demand. Our Approach to Game Based Learning Design.

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8 Great Posts on Game Based Learning and Gamification

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This time last fall, we were just wrapping up an 8 part blog series on gamification and game based learning. Sharon Boller , President of BLP, authored the posts with the beginning game designer in mind. Part 2: Mastering the Jargon of Game Design. Remember 2011?

DevLearn Thoughts: Is Game Based Learning Misunderstood?

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Since we were there in part to launch or Knowledge Guru™ learning game engine, we were especially tuned in to what was being said about learning games at the conference… and what other game based learning products were being shown. Games distract from actual learning.

Game Changing Training

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In this post, I would be sharing the concept of game changing training and how the corporate trainers and professionals can turn their sessions into the most successful learning experience. Game changing training is more than just winning and losing.

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Informal Learning For Startups: Preparing For Internal Social Collaboration

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The Use Of Informal Learning For Startups. Since informal learning comes to 90% of total work-based learning, this is bound to happen. 3 Steps To Develop An Informal Learning Strategy. Make use of a game-based learning platform to create a meaningful program for them.

Game Element: Feedback

Kapp Notes

One feature video games, board games and gamification have over traditional learning environments is the frequency and intensity of feedback. Feedback in games and in gamification is almost constant.

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Game Development: A Designer Perspective

mLevel

After receiving an email permitting administrator level access to create games, view tutorials and much more, full reign was granted to explore the program. Administrator access to mLevel allowed me to select from several game choices, or “missions”, integrating questions into the activity.

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Information Security Through Game-based Learning – How & Why Does It Work

CommLab India

Take your information security training to a new level with game-based learning. eLearning Design game based learning

This Week on #TalkTech: President Obama Endorses Games, Tablets Make Us Smarter, and the Power of Informal Learning.

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President Obama endorses games. Our team at BLP focuses heavily on game development and design… and we believe that learning games produce results. Now, President Obama has endorsed the practice of game playing among kids. President Obama Endorses Games.

Instructional Games and Narrative

Kapp Notes

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.

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Three Guidelines for Effectively Integrating Games in the Classroom

Kapp Notes

A number of meta-analysis studies have been conducted in the field of game-based learning attempting to create generalizable findings that can be used to select and create meaningful educational and instructional game experiences. Embed the instructional game into the curriculum.