Game Element: Construction and Creation

When you are considering creating a learning experience using a game or parts of games, one type of element you can add is the Construction/Creation element. Utilizing resources to build or create something new or unique requires thinking, creativity and the ability to plan several steps ahead (all items high up on Maslow’s Hierarchy). There […]

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No Learning Professional Ever Got Fired for Bullet Points but…They Should

Whenever I talk about game-thinking or gamification or even interactive learning someone always asks the question: “What if people don’t like games?” or they ask “What do we do when people say ‘I just want the information, just tell me what I need to learn–I’ll get it myself.” I shake me head and feel sad…and […]

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Resources from Training Magazine Network Webinar

In this webinar, for Training Magazine Network, I discussed how Gamification should be thought of as a design sensibility and not merely a digital tool. We talked about how gamification and game-thinking is more of a thought process and a methodology to engage and motivate learners. We explore several methods for applying game-thinking to your […]

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Join me for a Game-Thinking Webinar where you will Play a Game!

On Tuesday July 22, 2014 I am giving a webinar that will be interactive. Sometimes people talk about gamification or game-based learning but don’t use the techniques in their webinars. Well this webinar will have game elements included so you can see how it’s done. Join me for an engaging event using audience response software […]

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New Orleans Presentation Resources for AICPA #INTCHG14 on #Gamification

I recently had the opportunity to speak to a group of representatives from the American Institute of CPAs in jazzy New Orleans. Here are the slides. Short Explanation of Gamification Applications Mentioned Taxodus Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers Games PayOff Application Zombie’s Run Application Video Articles Here is some information on thinking like a game […]

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Gamification Webinar Resources

Here are resources from a webinar about gamification I recently conducted for an international consultancy. Gamification and Game-Thinking from Karl Kapp Defining Gamification Articles and Blog Entries of Interest Gamification is about Design, Not Technology Playing with the Definition of Game-Thinking 8 Types of Stories to Effect Change Storytelling and Instructional Design Instructional Games and […]

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A Quick Look at Two 3D Learning Worlds

It is interesting that with all the attention on the Facebook purchase of Oculus Rift, the virtual reality goggles that immerse the learner in a 3D world, people have forgotten about the continued work on building and creating 3D virtual world platforms for learning, collaboration and teamwork. Well two companies that I have worked with […]

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