Sneak Peak at ASTD ICE Presentation

My presentation at ASTD ICE conference this year is titled “Three Mysterious Keys to Interactive Learning: Game-Thinking, Game-Elements, and Gamification.” It is on Wed, May 7 from 8:30 am – 9:45 am and is session W101 located in Ballroom A. It will be in interactive story-based presentation using an audience polling system to cast the […]

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Playing with the Definition of “Game Thinking” for Instructional Designers

Soon I will be presenting at the ASTD International Conference in Washington, DC. My title for the presentation is Three Mysterious Keys to Interactive Learning: Game-Thinking, Game-Elements, and Gamification. I am presenting Wednesday morning so, if you can make it—it would be great to have you in the session. As part of that presentation, I […]

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CAC, RFP and Bigfoot

I have had the privileged of teaching a great number of really talented and smart students, this semester has been no exception. The group of students in my class is rivaled by none. They are energetic, get alone well with each other are collaborative and will make great contributions to the field. (You’ll have to […]

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Harrisburg Presentation Resources

Here are some resources from my presentation in Harrisburg. Defining and Exploring Gamification from Karl Kapp Here is some additional information. Articles and Blog Entries of Interest 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, […]

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2014 DOE Symposium Conference Resources

Here are my resources for the 2014 DOE Symposium Conference. Here are the slides from the Keynote and Breakout sessions. Here is some additional information. Articles and Blog Entries of Interest 8 Types of Stories to Effect Change Storytelling and Instructional Design Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing Games, Gamification and the Quest […]

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Great fun at ITEAA Conference & Introduction of Exciting Game-Based Learning Modules

Last week I had a chance to attend the ITEAA Conference which is the conference of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. At the conference, I was not presenting or conducting a workshop, instead I was playing the role of a vendor. I am a Co-Principle Investigator for a National Science Foundation grant called […]

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Animation as an Aid to Learning

Here is a quick summary of seven principles for animation indicated in a 2002 article by Richard E. Mayer and Roxana Moreno. In general, the two conclude that “animation can promote learner understanding when used in ways that are consistent with the cognitive theory of multimedia learning.” Principles: Multimedia principle–Present animation and narration rather than […]

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