Gamification is a concept that can be used to improve how your learners interact with your eLearning and make the overall experience of your web-based training more enjoyable. The idea of Gamification is to take mechanics used in games and integrate them into your eLearning modules (keep in mind Gamification is not the same as a game) to grab the attention of the learners in the same way a game would. Below are some of the benefits that Gamification could bring to your eLearn
Gamification is definitely one of the most talked about topics when it comes to what's trending in the Learning and Development industry, which appears to be expanding in its use and acceptance. As a gamer myself, and someone who's passionately creative, it's amazing to see how quick and easy it is to learn my way around the garage and streets in my favourite Need for Speed games. How easy it is for me to learn the objective of each course, and how easy it is for me to find
Motivation – it is crucial for getting anyone to do just about anything. Motivation is the reward, the benefit of completing whatever activity might be in question. It’s the carrot on the stick. The problem for course designers and developers is that motivation can be in short supply when it comes to eLearning, especially if the content is not inherently interesting to begin with. If a learner has little or no interest in the material covered by the course, their only motivat
Gamification is a hot new buzz word in corporate training departments. Despite this hot new trend, few companies are actually applying gamification to learning. So what is gamification? According to Kevin Werbach from Penn University, the definition of gamification is the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems such as business impact and social challenges.* According to recent studies, learners retain more information when gaming
I was driving through our neighborhood recently with my son on the way back from soccer practice. It was one of the first really warm days of Spring, so many of the local shopkeepers were busy outside their stores cleaning windows, sweeping sidewalks and putting out colourful chalkboard signs that promised great deals and upcoming sales. It was one of these signs that caught my son’s eye, outside the local Pet store. The sign’s proclamation was simple, if not devastating.
Advances in technology have over the past few years served to shape the way in which learning is created and delivered across various mediums. Particularly with the ease of access to smart phones, tablets and laptops, how information is disseminated to learners is constantly evolving. Learners prefer information to be delivered in quality chunks that are easy to understand and that minimize the time spent. Learners by their preferences therefore influence the future of learn
Depending on who you ask, the ability of an Instructional Designer to write code will bring up a variety of answers. One might think that using just an authoring tool to create their elearning will get the job done and that might be the case depending on what you would like to accomplish. However, if you can add the expertise of a Computer Programmer to provide animations and graphics written with a computer language, then why not? I suggest using a combination of these two s