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Gamification Sounds Like What Instructional Designers Have Done for Years

I was looking for some resources on Gamification and found a talk by Sabastian Deterding who presented a fasinating and thought provoking Google Talk called “Meaningful Play: Getting Gamification Right” He makes a few excellent points about Gamification: 1) Having a make-believe story wrapped around an experience and adding rules and challenges makes an experience […]

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Phases for Developing an Educational Game

Here is a design process you can consider when developing an educational game for use in a school setting. A work plan for the development of an educational game prototype can be divided into three phases. To create the prototype, a team should use an iterative design process involving feedback from subject matter experts, students […]

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Last Minute Learning Related Gift Ideas

For those of you struggling to decide what last minute learning related gifts to give for co-workers, clients, friends and relatives, here are a few ideas. Gamification If you know someone interested in Gamification, here are a few ideas: Virtual Worlds If you know someone interested in virtual worlds: Mobile Learning Someone interested in mobile […]

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Seeking Middle School Teacher Educational Game Testers

I am co Principle-Investigator on a project team called Simulation and Modeling in Technology Education (SMTE) which is part of a National Science Foundation five-year project to develop and research the academic potential of a hybrid instructional model that infuses computer simulations, modeling, and educational gaming into middle school technology education programs. The instructional video […]

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DIA Presentation Resources

Recently I did a presentation titled for the Drug Information Association. Here are the slides and some related links. Beyond Four Walls View more presentations from Karl Kapp. Related Links: Key Advantages of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design Fighting Phobia’s with Augmented Reality […]

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Some Shortcomings Around Game/Simulation Research

Another question related to serious games and immersive learning simulations: “What are the shortcomings in the scholarship/research around Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations?“ One of the biggest shortcomings is how comparative research is conducted. Everyone wants to do a study comparing serious games/immersive learning simulations with classroom or online instruction to see which is better. Please, […]

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Table: Key Advantages of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations

Recently I was asked a series of questions by a Ph.D., candidate about games and simulations to augment his literature review. I decided to answer the four questions in blog postings. So here is the answer to the first question which is, “What are the key advantages of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations?” Since I am working on another project […]

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