Game-Based Learning

Who doesn’t love some friendly competition, even with themselves?! Find out what game-based learning is and how it can spice things up in your eLearning course.

Simulations And Games: Making Learning Fun!

Simulations And Games: Making Learning Fun!

Regardless of our age, playing with simulators (e.g. stock market investment, driving or flight simulators) and games (Starcraft, Hearts of Iron, World of Warcraft) always puts us on the path to learning and experiencing new things. That is because if our objective is to “win” the game, then we need to explore and learn the “system” in order to beat it. That is exactly what Game-Based Learning (GBL) is all about. In this article I will cover the types of game-based learning as well as the benefits of simulations and games. In addition, I will mention some of the tools that can be used to build eLearning games and simulations. Lastly, I will discuss how you can incorporate “gamification” into your eLearning content.

Level Up with eLearning Games

Level Up With eLearning Games

Games are everywhere. You may consider yourself a serious, down-to-earth person, but I bet you’ve been exposed to a game recently—maybe without even realizing it. Does your car have one of those fancy dashboard systems that tells you when you’re driving fuel efficiently, or how your current gas mileage is compared to the last trip you took? Do you try to beat your previous gas mileage each time you drive somewhere? That’s a game! In a way, your car is training you to drive more fuel efficiently. The machines really are taking over…

Gaming Design For Elearning

Gaming Design For eLearning

Gamification is the buzz word in eLearning at the moment, but of course, you don’t want to gamify eLearning for the sake of it. In this post, you’ll explore the principles underpinning good gaming design for eLearning, and set out an eight point checklist to help you create better, gamified learning.

5 Tips To Make Learning Games Effective

5 Tips To Make Learning Games Effective

The worth of games in learning has been explored in education and corporate training. In learning games motivation and engagement are not the main goal. Yes, they definitely help the learners get engaged but the ultimate goal is the mastery of knowledge and skills which are important in the workplace. The ultimate goal is the outcome of the gaming experience - the transfer of knowledge or skills gained onto the job. The article illustrates 5 Tips of ensuring that the goal is successfully achieved and that players LEARN.

Can Serious Games Spice Up Product Knowledge Training?

Product knowledge training has traditionally been difficult because of the large amounts of information learners must simply remember. Using serious games for learning and sound instructional design principles can vastly improve the amount of information adult learners can commit to long-term memory.

The Secret to Effective e-Learning Games

The Secret to Effective eLearning Games

Serious games do more than just offer a few badges for finishing a quiz here and there. An effective serious game creates a learning environment where learning objectives are translated into important behaviors, where the context is meaningful to the learner and decisions are consequential.

4 Mistakes That Ruin A Serious Game’s Learning Value

If serious games are not carefully mapped to the key elements needed for learning. Instructional designers new to game design must take the time to learn about common game elements and how they link to learning. The result? Serious games that avoid the common mistakes detailed in this article!