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Sessions in Games and Gamification Track
Most companies agree that people are their most important asset. In properly developing those human assets, companies seek long-term success through increased productivity, improved longevity, and other benefits. Then why are so many companies not realizing the best return from their training investment? The answer: poor retention of training materials.Read More
An innovative product needs an innovative learning approach, but with multiple delivery options available, how do you decide which is best? The challenge for a team at Canadian Tire was to create awareness and maximize retention of an exciting new catalog among store employees. They wanted to create an engaging and innovative solution in-house but had limited time and resources. How did they decide on their approach, and what did they do to make it a success?Read More
Gamification and game design strategies have the potential to increase learner engagement, making them attractive options for a wide range of L&D projects. While many organizations are interested in using these approaches, they often can’t afford the game developers and other resources they need to make a higher-end game for learning. But not all game ideas need expensive development in new and complicated high-end tools. For some learning games and gamified approaches, all you need is a tool you likely already have: Articulate Storyline 360.Read More
You may have heard about user experience (UX) design. You probably know a thing or two about gamification by now. But what does it mean to apply them together to create an engaging learning experience? What new angles do you need to think of when bringing the two together, and how can combining these two concepts lead to a greater impact on your audience than they could accomplish alone?Read More
Has a client ever asked you, “Can’t you just convert classroom training into eLearning?” This is the kind of question eLearning designers dread, particularly when the training in question covers dry content. Sure, you can convert the course to an electronic format, but how do you turn that bare-bones content into an eLearning module that actually helps students learn? With a little creative genius.Read More
Have you ever wanted to build a fully fledged game in Articulate Storyline? Gaming is all the rage in eLearning, but without a sizable budget or external vendors, options are limited. Game elements in authoring tools are usually reduced to themed quizzes, with little actual gaming involved.Read More
There has been a lot of hype around games for learning. As a result, games are increasingly used in L&D, but many of these games simply target low-level learning using frames such as Jeopardy or Concentration and have only had minimal impact. There is a need to maximize the value from this approach, and to do this you need to design games that support learning objectives and apply proven instructional methods. And to do this well, you need to understand what the research says about the instructional value of games.Read More
U.S. News and World Report named alternative credentials one of the top five education trends to watch in 2017. IBM and Microsoft are leading this trend by offering career-oriented training and learning pathways, as an alternative to traditional universities and in partnership with universities worldwide. Learners who demonstrate knowledge and competency earn open badges that are easily shared to job sites and professional networks like LinkedIn.Read More
Not all games are created equal, and preparation of instructional content for games is an important consideration. How can you (in practical terms) harness the positive attributes of games, including the fun of play, to produce effective and efficient learning?Read More
Internal audit reports and consumer research revealed that employees of Turkey’s largest private bank, Isbank, needed support to improve customer service for a wide range of retail banking products and services. For Isbank’s learning team, the challenge was finding an engaging, effective, and easily accessible learning solution on detailed, complicated topics for a geographically dispersed and demographically diverse workforce.Read More
We’ve all had it happen—your employees did the compliance training, the required certification, the new content module, etc.—but a week later you realize that they retained nothing. Companies often overlook content that begs to be gamified—the very niche, complex, or boring content. Your new-hire orientations, compliance training, and required or annual certifications that your employees complete because they have to are the exact training that require your gamification investment to ensure the content isn’t glossed over and that your employees actually learn and retain the content and skills they need to succeed at work.Read More
Games and gamification are new ideas to many organizations. Executives may perceive games for learning as child’s play, or may struggle to understand how they’re different from the scenario-based learning you already have. Furthermore, some see gamification as an artificial reward system that will have no long-term benefits.Read More