Education Industry Experts build interactivity into eLearning - Their Experience

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“My learners prefer using PDF - adding Raptivity interactions to PDF makes it an interactive PDF! Recently, four leading experts from education industry came together to share their experience of working with Raptivity for creating learning interactions.

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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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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Tips for designing serious games in learning

Origin Learning

There is a reason why people give up on learning more quickly than they would on a good game. This is because, simply put, games are fun. This is why games are used as an important study aid in learning. Once again, the point of games here is to educate.

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Consider Player/Game Interactions

Kapp Notes

Instructional or serious games should be driven, in part, by the types of interactions you wish to illicit from learner. A common mistake among novice instructional game developers it that they focus too much on the topic or instructional goals and not enough time on the interactions that will drive the learner toward those goals. Let’s say a manager approaches you with the concept of a game about “Customer Service.” Design Games

Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner

G-Cube

Interactivities built within e-learning can effectively provide relief as well as challenge the learners to think and apply assimilated learning. There are many types of interactivities that can be built in an e-course. They can be utilized to provide interactions as well.

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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Instructional Design vs. Learning Game Design: What’s the Difference?

Knowledge Guru

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?

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Free Lectora Interaction Template

eLearning Brothers

Take this Lectora Interaction Template out for spin! This Lectora interaction template features 12 bottom tabs and allows you to show unique content when you click on each tab. Sign up for a FREE account to get this game template. eLearning Freebies Free Lectora Interaction

Upcoming Webinar “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners”

Kapp Notes

Join me on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 12:30PM Pacific / 3:30PM Eastern for a 60 minute presentation called “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners” The presentation description: Based on the bestselling learning book, “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” this presentation introduces, defines, and describes the concepts of gamification, games for learning and interactivity. Game Levels and Scaffolding–They’re Related.

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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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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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How Essential are Learning Interactions to eLearning?

Raptivity

In a face-to-face training, the instructor/trainer interacts directly with learners and ensures that they are tied up in the course. However it’s altogether a different ball game for self-paced eLearning and online courses, which lack human touch. Interactions are very important.

COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 3

Learnnovators

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5 Simple and Effective eLearning Interactions

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The interactivity, of course. Besides the obvious benefits of reduced costs and a virtual training environment, eLearning allows learners to practice new skills and concepts safely through a variety of interactions.

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.

Games Teach!

Kapp Notes

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

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Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning – Tips to align ID strategies in Learning Games

G-Cube

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.

4 Interactivity Levels for Game and Multimedia eLearning Design

Trivantis

Studies show that interactivity adds a level of engagement and interest in a course. These levels are based on game and multimedia design and can help guide the overall development of a course. The final engagement level is a full simulation or game-based interaction.

Integrating HTML Interactions into a Camtasia Course

eLearning Brothers

Looking for a quick way to add a game, interactive diagram, or clickable chart to your Camtasia project? Currently, Camtasia Studio doesn’t offer an inline HTML 5 integration, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use a well-built interaction in your Camtasia course.

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Cool Interactive Video Example for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Today I’d like to share a really neat example of an interactive video scenario. View the Interactive Video Example. Click here to view the video interaction. What I Like About This Interactive Video. Earlier I shared a nice example of a gamified elearning course.

Using eLearning Games as an eLearning Strategy

eLearning Brothers

We can think of (at least) five reasons why you should use eLearning games as a strategy: Creativity. Whether you’re a team of one or a team of ten, eLearning games provide you – as the designer – a way to get creative about how you help learners learn. Guest blog post by Liz Sheffield.

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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Games & Meaningful Interactivity

Clark Quinn

A colleague recently queried: “How would you support that Jeopardy type games (Quizzes, etc.) are not really games?” And while that’s useful in very limited circumstances , it is not what we (should) mean by a game. design games strategy

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.

Mobile learning and blended interaction

Learning with e's

Moore once wrote about three types of interaction. Learners interact, he said, with content, with their teachers and with each other. Other theorists subsequently expanded on this interactional triumvirate. What is also inevitable, is intrapersonal interaction.

Video Games, Fiction and Interactive Storytelling

Kapp Notes

Fascinating video related to stories in games. Here is another interesting view on the subject: Yet, one more perspective: Content Guide

Deepen Learner Engagement with Interactive Videos

Paradiso

What are Interactive Videos? We thought we’d give you a rather deeper insight into the bearing of interactive videos Mr. Manager. The richness of the interactivity can run a full range of spectrum. The best part about interactive video? Why Interactive Videos?

5 Ways Pokémon Go Shows Us What Learning Games Could Be

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My passion for all things learning games always leads me to try new games and genres so I downloaded Pokémon Go mostly to see what the fuss was about and to see what, if anything transferred well to a learning game application. Learning Games game-based learning gamification

3 Ways to Use Game Based Learning in Corporate Training

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It’s one of the intro comments made in a short YouTube video that does a fantastic job of explaining and SHOWING the answer to “Why games as learning and teaching tools?” The entire school is organized around game design. Bringing Game Based Learning Into Corporate Training.

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6 Game Types for Learning

LearnDash

Incorporating gaming methodology into formal learning events is a great way to help learners grasp complex concepts. What might not be as well known is that the use of games for teaching initiatives is more than just throwing up leaderboards and ways for distributing points.

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Interview With Karl Kapp on Games and Learning

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After a sold-out pre-conference workshop at ASTD ICE in Dallas, Karl Kapp and Sharon Boller have decided to host their learning game design workshop again. He teaches graduate level courses including Learning in 3D and Instructional Game Design. Second, don’t think game design is easy.

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10 Top Tips For Interactive Video

Sponge UK

We’ll show you how interactive video is being used for digital training and discuss some techniques that will help you succeed. These 10 tips will help you create an interactive video experience that’s as effective as it is engaging: Planning is essential. Track interactions.

eLearning Interactivity

TalentLMS

When learners interact in an online course, active learning takes place. eLearning interactivity is the actual “thought process interchange” between learners and eLearning tools through which engagement and active learning takes place. Integrating interactions in the content is the key step in the eLearning design process. This step enables learning that is meaningful, recalled easily, as well as evaluated through interactive assessments.