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Game Element: Balance

The concept of “balance” in a game experience encompasses many ideas. Everyone wants to create a balanced game…it’s just…what is a balanced game? Is it the idea of not too challenging but not too difficult? Is it creating an experience that is completely fair with each person having an opportunity to win every time they […]

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Game Element: Freedom

We don’t often think of something as abstract as “freedom” as a game element but actually, “freedom” is a large part of games. Games give you the freedom to fail, you can safely do something wrong and then start over again with minimal consequences and almost no longer term negative implications. But games provide more […]

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Serious Play Conference Resources

Here are the slides from the conference presentation. They include the citations to the research I mentioned in the presentation. Where is the learning in games? from Karl Kapp Here is a link to the 2KLearning web site. Articles of Interest Three Guidelines for Effectively Integrating Games in the Classroom Summary of #Games Research Qualitative […]

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Orlando Workshop Resources

Here are the resources to accompany the workshop on Storytelling. Here are the slides from the presentation. Here are slides for using PollEverywhere to create interactive questions within a story. Using Poll Everywhere to Create an Interactive Story-based Presentation from Karl Kapp Here are slides for creating a field that you can write on within […]

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2015 ATD ICE Conference Slides & Resources

Great time presenting at ATD ICE Conference, so many wonderful people and experiences. Here are the slides and other information from my presentation. 8 Types of Stories to Effect Change Storytelling and Instructional Design Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing Games, Gamification and the Quest for Learner Engagement Gamification, Separating Fact from Fiction […]

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Webinar Resources: Emerging Training & Education Strategies for Homeland Security #FRwebinar

Here are some resources related to my topic of About Games, Gamification and Learning: Insights from Research. Book on Topic CODE for 30% off of “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Fieldbook” is WLY14. The link to enter code is HERE. What is Gamification? Articles Here is some information on thinking like a game designer. […]

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7 Game and Gamification Guidelines for Your Organization

Here are some guidelines developed from multiple implementations of games and gamification within organizations. One: Be cautious of programs described as “gamified”; the term is being used in various ways, so be sure the program fits your purposes. Examine the gamified intervention to ensure the emphasis is on learning and not simply on winning. Two […]

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