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.
COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 1
JANUARY 13, 2017
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Video games as Good Teachers
NOVEMBER 20, 2012
It is obvious that games are immensely popular, what is less obvious is that they are also powerful teachers who have been “schooling” a generation for the past 30 years. Games are filled with goals. Games induce players to create their own worlds, to participate in social activities, to form effective teams, to reason and to save lives . Contrast that gaming environment with a typical classroom environment that dominates the current educational landscape.
Video Games and Motivation
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MAY 13, 2014
Every year globally, people spend huge amounts of money and time playing video games. Most people who engage in video game play choose to do so voluntarily, because it is fun and they enjoy it.
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. They created short, bitesize videos in. The videos were pitched as.
Great TED Video by David Perry: Are Games Better Than Life
DECEMBER 8, 2011
Take a look at this interesting video about games and see if you agree. Games Games video gamesThe points raised are interesting.
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?
Four Videos on #Games for Learning, Education & Changing the World
MARCH 4, 2013
Here are four videos by some really smart people discussing games for learning, education and changing the world. Their world views on games are interesting and they all tackle the concept slightly differently. Games
Instructional Game Projects
DECEMBER 21, 2011
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. Here are videos describing each project. Design Education Gamers Games Games video games
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.
Feedback Essential for Video Games and Learning
MARCH 17, 2011
One of the features video games, board games and other types of games have over traditional learning environments is the frequency and intensity of feedback. Feedback in games is almost constant. Board game showing player's pieces.
Great TED Video by Tom Chatfield: 7 ways video games engage the brain
DECEMBER 14, 2011
Here is a great TED Video that clearly details the ways that video games engage us, transfix us and compel us to action. Tom Chatfield also describes how video games are data collection machines and they are constantly collecting data on players. Gamers Games
Video Learning Platforms
MARCH 7, 2013
Beta player owners realize the game is up – and decide to cryogenically freeze players until the masses realize what they are missing. Video Killed the Radio Star debuts. Everyone watches it – because it is the first video to be seen on the station. Grab your Video.
2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning
DECEMBER 20, 2016
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. Continued Strong Interest in Gamification and Game-based Learning.
My TEDxNavesink Talk Video has Been Released!!
JUNE 16, 2014
Check out other great videos from the TEDxNavesink event here. Games video games My TEDx Talk has now been posted. What a wonderful experience I had with all the great people at TEDxNavesink.
Why video game mechanics work, and how they’re used to engage online learners
JULY 1, 2016
An estimated two billion people play video games, and the global video game market will generate just shy of $100 billion in 2016, according to the latest research published by Newzoo. The application of typical elements of game playing (e.g.
Cave of Volume: Video Game Level Teaching Students Math
MARCH 15, 2011
Here is a video showing one of the first levels of the game called: Cave of Volume. GamesI am involved with a National Science Foundation project designed to teach middle school students various Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts.
3 Videos All Instructional Game Designers Need to Watch
MAY 21, 2013
Recently Sharon Boller of Bottom Line Performanc e and I did a presentation at ASTD2013 on Instructional Game Design. They created some really awesome games in a relatively short amount of time. Reduce the “friction” in the game. Education Games learning design
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.
Keynote Resources for New Designs for Learning: Games & Gamification Conference
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
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. Videos/Class. First here is a link to a video I did as part of a course on Gamification for Lynda.com.
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.
Real Time Video Game Updates
SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
EA , the gaming juggernaut, has created a video game that updates, in real-time information and statistics that alter how the video game is played.everyday. The game is NBA Live 09.
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.
One Player Video Game that is Multiplayer: Intriguing Concept
AUGUST 8, 2011
Jason Rohrer, well known game designer, created a fascinating video game concept called Chain World. Rohrer unveiled Chain World at the 2011 Game Design Challenge, held on March 4 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Rohrer created a game where a person only plays it once. When the player dies they pass on the game (available only on a jump drive). The person can never play the game again. Design Games
Player Types/Levels in Educational Video Games
JULY 20, 2011
To start with, when creating an educational game, the various skill levels of current and future players must be considered. The approach taken to motive and attract a new or novice player needs to be different from the approach used to hold onto players who consider themselves masters of the game. For a novice, an important first step is to guide them into the game gently but with a great deal of attraction and interest. Design Games
Three Videos about Game Design That Can Inspire Instructional Game Design
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
Here are three interesting videos about game design, they are not focused on instructional games but if you substitute “instructional game designer” every time they mention “game designer” you will learn a great deal about designing instructional games.
Getting Started with Games in PowerPoint
APRIL 19, 2017
Video games have always been and still are something that I love playing. What is the Purpose: How you are going to use the game and how others are going to use it can drastically change how you will develop its content. Doing this will give them the greatest sense of “gaming.”.
When Should You Use Video in eLearning?
OCTOBER 19, 2016
Lights, camera, action…everyone loves a video! And, videos make a great addition to eLearning courses. But is a video always the right option? First things first, don’t include a video just to add some pizazz to your eLearning course. Will a short video clip suffice?
Rules and Instructional Games
MARCH 11, 2011
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.
Three “Extra Credit” Videos about Games and Learning to Ponder
MARCH 5, 2014
Here are three videos from the Extra Credit series that are thought provoking in the area of game design. If you are thinking of using games for learning, check these out and think about the messages. Here is some more information about the game. Games
Match Content to be Learning with Right Game Type
AUGUST 25, 2011
Matching the right type of game-thinking and mechanics to the right type of content to be learned, is the right way to design an instructional game. While the addition of these games adds variety and interest to e-learning courses, this is not a highest value use of game-based learning.
Six Truths About Implementing a Learning Game that Gets Results
DECEMBER 1, 2014
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.
Flow-It should be part of every good video game.
JUNE 7, 2011
One evening you sit down to play a game and you become so involved, you lose all track of time, you are finding and defeating the bad guys effortlessly, you are easily finding the clues and you are engaged in the challenge. Flow is elusive and cannot always or easily be designed into a game.
Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 2, 2014
Video is the primary means of content delivery in a MOOC. Because video plays such a central role, it has a huge impact on the learners’ experience. For all of these reasons, it’s important to get video right. The optimum video length for learner engagement is six minutes.
Flash for Instructional Game Development
DECEMBER 1, 2011
There are several books that can help you to utilize Adobe’s Flash (which I know has a bad wrap due to Apple, however, it is still great for creating instructional games). This book basically has a game to develop in each chapter. You can see one of the videos below. Game
“Replayability” Not Just for Video Games
MARCH 11, 2014
In games, failure is an option. Games provide the opportunity to explore a set of rules test hypotheses and to remember which approaches were successful and which ones failed. In games, unlike many other activities, exploring failure and what it means is a valued approach.