Education Industry Experts build interactivity into eLearning - Their Experience
MARCH 17, 2016
“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
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.
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?
Tips for designing serious games in learning
MARCH 20, 2015
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.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Learning Insights report as a game- changer for L&D. LEARNING IN THE PAST YEAR" 8Introduction HAVE A GO Think big and start small VR AND AR INTERACTIVE VIDEO DEVELOPMENT PATHWAYS SHIFTING. interactive video and virtual reality. included game-based elearning.
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.
Consider Player/Game Interactions
JANUARY 9, 2012
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
APRIL 15, 2014
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.
Free Lectora Interaction Template
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
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
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.
Upcoming Webinar “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners”
AUGUST 2, 2012
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.
COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 3
JANUARY 23, 2017
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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.
How Essential are Learning Interactions to eLearning?
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
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.
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.
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.”
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.
5 Simple and Effective eLearning Interactions
OCTOBER 8, 2013
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.
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.
Cool Interactive Video Example for E-Learning
AUGUST 16, 2016
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.
4 Interactivity Levels for Game and Multimedia eLearning Design
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
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
MAY 3, 2016
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.
BLP Wins Four Horizon Interactive Awards for Mobile, Game-Based Solutions
APRIL 13, 2017
Bottom – Line Performance ( BLP ) is the proud recipient of four awards from the 2016 Horizon Interactive Awards competition. The top entries in each category are awarded a Gold, Silver, or Bronze distinction for excellence in interactive media.
Using eLearning Games as an eLearning Strategy
MAY 11, 2015
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.
5 Ways Pokémon Go Shows Us What Learning Games Could Be
AUGUST 30, 2016
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
Learning Game Design: a Blog Series by Sharon Boller
SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
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.
Games & Meaningful Interactivity
APRIL 8, 2013
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
10 Top Tips For Interactive Video
OCTOBER 5, 2016
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.
Deepen Learner Engagement with Interactive Videos
APRIL 4, 2016
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?
Mobile learning and blended interaction
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 18, 2013
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.
6 Game Types for Learning
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
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.
Video Games, Fiction and Interactive Storytelling
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Fascinating video related to stories in games. Here is another interesting view on the subject: Yet, one more perspective: Content Guide
3 Ways to Use Game Based Learning in Corporate Training
APRIL 30, 2013
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.
Interview With Karl Kapp on Games and Learning
JUNE 29, 2013
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.
Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Many of us grew up playing Battleship, Monopoly and Clue board games. All of these games provide bonding as well as learning opportunities, and most adults play those same games today with their kids — in addition to new technology-based games — for the same purpose.