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St. Louis ASTD Presentation Resources

Recently I had a great opportunity to present in St. Louis (one day after my San Fran presentation) to a wonderful group of learning and development professionals, here are some notes, links and resources from that presentation. It was for the Learn St. Louis ASTD Conference. Here are the slides Creating Learner Engagement Through Gamification […]

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Graphic Novel: Cool eBooks for Learning about HIV Prevention

I have been a long time fan of comic books and thought they would be great for creating a learning curriculum especially one that was transmedia. Here is an interesting TEDx video that makes a powerful argument for comics for learning (although not the central message of the talk.) Additionally, recently a friend of mine […]

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Different Types of Lecturers –Not all are Good–Which Inhabit Your Organization

People often like to compare game-based learning to lectures. They want to know “which is better?” Often the answer is not that simple. While many people acknowledge different types of games for learning such as: matching games, first-person thinkers, platform games, games that require balancing resources, etc. Many people don’t realize there are also different […]

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Mexico City Workshop Materials

Had a great time in Mexico City and really enjoyed meeting everyone, presenting on games and gamification. Here are the slides from the presentation. Introductory Slides Introduction to Workshop for Grupo Salinas from Karl Kapp Here are the slides about different game types. Game Type Slides. from Karl Kapp Here are the game design document […]

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Want to help someone learn? Have them assume a role.

Note: Some of these thoughts are based on a paper by John Rice, a school technology director in Texas. John has spent several years researching instructional gaming and his doctoral dissertation focuses on predictors for student success in educational video games. Since 2007, he has chronicled research in the field on his blog at edugamesresearch.com, […]

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Some Differences Between Experts and Novices

As learning professionals, it is important that we understand that novice learners and expert learners demand/require and need a different approach to instruction. You cannot develop learning events for novices using the same instructional strategies as you do for someone who has a high level of knowledge in a content area. In fact, Ruth Clark […]

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Impact of Games on the Economy, the World and Schools

Here are some interesting facts about the video game industry in terms of the impact on society from The Entertainment Software Association web site. A study, “Video Games in the 21st Century: The 2010 Report,” detailed the impact that computer and video game companies have on America’s economy. The report stated:From 2005 to 2010, the […]

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