304 Case Study: The Evolution of a Gamified Formative Assessment
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Wednesday, October 25
Games and Gamification
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.
In this session, you’ll learn how Advantedge Education turned a face-to-face academic class about nursing laws and practice into a dynamic, gamified, audience-centric formative assessment. The game results revealed that the students had surprising knowledge gaps, which ultimately led the nursing school to overhaul the course curriculum. But the game didn’t get there overnight. This session explores the evolution of this project: getting engagement and feedback from the audience, adapting updated technology, and using agile learning design. You’ll hear about the team’s hurdles and victories, and you’ll leave with practical suggestions for how you can approach your next innovative design.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why games can improve learning outcomes
- How to blend formative assessments with gamified experiences
- How to apply simple elements of gamification using Articulate 360
- About the importance of using agile design to identify pitfalls in your game mechanics
- About the key personalities you need on your testing team
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and managers with basic knowledge of Articulate Storyline’s built-in variables, states, and triggers.
discussed in this session:
Articulate 360, Articulate Storyline 2, SCORM Cloud, and various web resources.
Co-President, Design & Technology
Lesley Cashman-Peck is a co-founder and co-president of Advantedge Education, an online business that trains healthcare professionals. As an eLearning designer and entrepreneur with over 13 years’ experience in private and nonprofit settings, Lesley evaluates learner experiences and strives to design eLearning that affects the patient-care learners provide. Her extensive training in eLearning design is complemented by a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dickinson College and a master’s in mental health from the College of Saint Rose. She is a National Scholar graduate from the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses/Tory Burch Foundation Initiative and a volunteer teacher with Junior Achievement.
Co-President, Curriculum Development
Ann Purchase is a co-founder and co-president at Advantedge Education, where she leads curriculum development. As a nurse, entrepreneur, and educator with nearly 40 years’ experience in classroom, clinical, and online settings, Ann has worked at some of the best hospitals in the nation— including University of California–San Francisco, Massachusetts General, and Albany Medical Center—in roles including clinical nurse, educator, and clinical nurse specialist. She holds a master’s degree in nursing education from Sage Colleges. Ann continues to teach students online and in clinical settings.