611 Bringing Gamification Concepts to Life with Captivate 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 28
Games and Gamification
Often, instructional designers hear about course gamification concepts but do not know how to apply them. They think they lack the requisite skills to make their courses dynamic and appealing, or they are convinced that other experts must be involved in the development process to use gamification. This session proves that a traditional linear onboarding course can become compelling when you add game-like features, and anyone can learn how.
In this session, you will be introduced to game-like features included with Captivate that can make the learning experience more adventurous. These consist of creating activities like escape scenarios, time limits, leveling, scaffolding, and the element of chance. You will learn how to build these events to use individually or as part of a larger project. You will see the before and after versions of an onboarding course and discover the techniques used to make it more immersive. You will leave this session more empowered because you’ll generate ideas and learn skills to implement game-like features in your projects.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to use variables
- How to create timed activities
- How to track activity and a score with advanced actions
- How to use random question slides
- How to use knowledge check questions
Intermediate to advanced designers and developers with a basic understanding of gamification concepts and Adobe Captivate, as well as advanced actions.
Technology discussed in this session:
Technical Instructional Designer and Communicator
Adam C. Dudley Associates
Heather Stearns is a technical instructional designer and communicator at Adam C. Dudley Associates, with a 15-year commitment to implementing the latest systems that help people learn and meet the objectives of an organization’s management team. She is an online learning pioneer responsible for launching the Orlando Utilities Commission’s first company- wide learning management system (LMS) and curricula. Heather loves learning and has master’s degrees in instructional design and technology and technical communication. She is industrious, results-driven, and organized, and she consistently delivers value.