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Three Guidelines for Effectively Integrating Games in the Classroom

A number of meta-analysis studies have been conducted in the field of game-based learning attempting to create generalizable findings that can be used to select and create meaningful educational and instructional game experiences. Here are three guidelines culled from research on the subject. Embed the instructional game into the curriculum. Games should be embedded in […]

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Online Conference Presentation Resources

Here are my slides from the presentation. What is Gamification? Articles Here is some information on thinking like a game designer. Improve Training: Thinking Like a Game Designer Here are some elements you can add to your training to elevate the level of engagement. Five Gaming Elements for Effective eLearning 10 Best Practices for Implementing […]

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Lessons Learned from My “Seemingly Doomed” Kickstarter Campaign

By now you may or may not know that I have co-founded a new company called 2KLearning (from lack of backers, I am assuming you don’t know). You can learn about the “seemingly DOOMED” campaign here. The goal of the company is to create innovative video game-based and hands-on maker faire-based learning experiences for middle […]

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A Meta-analysis Indicating the Benefits of Video Games for Older Adults

The study is called “Video Game Training Enhances Cognition of Older Adults: A Meta-Analytic Study.” The main aim of the meta-analytic study was to investigate the extent to which cognitive training with video games enhances cognitive functions in healthy older adults (age 60 and older). Here is what they found: It has been suggested that […]

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Resources for Nov 7th Presentation

Here are the slides from my presentation.(not exactly 100% the same but very, very close.) Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners: LTEN Keynote Slides from Karl Kapp Some related videos: Here are some additional resources: 8 Types of Stories to Effect Change Storytelling and Instructional Design Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing Games, Gamification and […]

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