Making Learning Games Effective: 5 ways of ensuring that players LEARN

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With the advent of computers, internet and communication technologies games have become more accessible, less costly, highly engaging and lots of fun for players of all ages. In addition, the worth of games in learning has also been explored in education and corporate training as well.

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“PLAY TO LEARN” WITH KARL KAPP

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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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How to Use Articulate Storyline 2 Game Templates and Player Skins

eLearning Brothers

As you may know, developing game templates and player skins can take a lot of time. After watching the videos in this post, you will be able to utilize the new features in Articulate Storyline 2 Game Templates and Player Skins.

Customizing the Articulate Storyline Player

eLearning Brothers

But one of the more underutilized features in Storyline is the ability to fully edit the Articulate Storyline player. Once individuals and companies make a template or game, they are so eager to get it exported and share it with the eLearning World.

Ready Player None: The Pitfalls of Gamification

eLearning Alchemy

It’s hard to ignore gamification when the global revenue in the learning games market is expected to reach nearly $9 Billion in 2017. Avoid these gamification pitfalls, or you could end up losing at your own game. Or, am I using game elements? Length: 777 words. Reading Time: ~3.5

Commercial Games vs Learning Games: Avoid the “Bling”

Knowledge Guru

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.

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Testing Games vs. Teaching Games

Kapp Notes

There is an important difference between games that teach a learner how to do something and games that test what a learner already knows. Too often those two types of games are confused and an instructional designer or other person places the wrong type of game into the curriculum.

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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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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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Games To Gamification

Learnnovators

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.

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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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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eLearning Trends for 2016 – Players in the Realm

Upside Learning

Isn’t it something more associated with games, comics and superhero movies? Realm? You might think. Well, theoretically yes. But, look at this from a different angle. Can’t we say that eLearning a realm in itself? And if anything, eLearning has been around way longer and has been evolving rapidly. Newer technologies, devices, and budding concepts […]. eLearning eLearning trends eLearning Trends 2016 eLearning Trends For 2016

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How Gamers Learn: The Game Player’s Brain

Growth Engineering

If you’re embarking on your first game-based learning odyssey, you might be wondering where to start. The fact is that games behave differently from the eLearning of old. With games, the player is thrown into an environment and they’re often given no instructions on how to proceed.

To Game or Not to Game? The Best Ways to Use Games for Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

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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Game-based learning on a shoestring

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

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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?

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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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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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.

Once Is Not Enough: How to Playtest Custom Learning Games

Bottom-Line Performance

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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Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?

Bottom-Line Performance

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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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. Players have to work together to locate hidden treasure and fly off the island before it sinks. I am not good at games.”

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5 Major Players in Distance Learning

LearnDash

Distance learning is growing so much, even Google is getting into the game. To explore the distance learning major players in more detail, let me introduce Allie Cooper – an individual who has a passion for all things learning, education technology, and the latest industry happenings.

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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Designing a Learning Game? Play these 3 Games First

Knowledge Guru

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Serious Game Evaluation Worksheet (Free Download)

Knowledge Guru

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.

Rules and Instructional Games

Kapp Notes

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.

Learning Game Design: a Blog Series by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

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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Six Truths About Implementing a Learning Game that Gets Results

Knowledge Guru

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.

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