Insightful, Thought Provoking Videos about Transmedia Storytelling

Here are some videos about transmedia storytelling. A few of the videos tend to be more focused on marketing of products using transmedia but could transmedia be used for learning and instruction? There is one video of an experience of students in Florida that does link it to education and one about using it for […]

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Games, Gamification in a Virtual Classroom Environment

Gamification in the virtual classroom is still in its infancy. Currently, virtual classroom instructors often use workarounds to apply gamification techniques since many virtual classroom software packages don’t have game or gamification elements. One exception that I am aware of is EduGame Cloud which is for Adobe Connect and has a number of game features […]

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Exploring the Concept of “Self-Explanation Questions”

One way to help ensure deeper understanding of content by learners is to drill into their thinking behind their multiple choice answers. This technique is called “self-explanation.” In this technique, the learner is required to review a worked out step. The learner is asked to answer a question about the next step or the current […]

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Harrisburg JPL Resources

Here are the slides and additional information from my presentation in Harrisburg, PA to my good friends at JPL. Defining and Exploring Gamification from Karl Kapp Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners: LTEN Keynote Slides from Karl Kapp Here is some additional information. Videos Games References Zombies Run! The Lab Financial Soccer Rexona Teens Club Chrysler Word […]

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Ideal Learning Event

The best time to learn something is right before you need it. This is exactly the opposite of how many training programs work. Often and employee learns about a subject or topic in January with hopes that they will recall that information in June. The ideal learning event is quick and timely. Today employees want […]

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Game Element: Interface

When creating an instructional game, there are a number of considerations related to interface design that should be followed to create an inviting and easy-to-use interface. In instructional game design, you want the interface to almost be invisible so the learner doesn’t have to spend time learning the interface. Additionally, adding on a tutorial level […]

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Meeting Stone Librande

This summer, one of my duties was serving as an external evaluator for a National Science Foundation grant (NSF) where the grant team of community college professors created a workshop to teach teachers how to create instructional games and then teamed the teachers with students from the community college to actually create the games, it […]

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