Abstracts of Three Studies Related to Pedagogical Agents

Here are three interesting research abstracts about using avatars or pedagogical agents (fancy word for characters) in elearning. Abstract One This is a meta-analysis of 43 studies involving a pedagogical agent to facilitate learning. Schroeder, N. L., Adesope, O. O., & Gilbert, R. B. (2013). How Effective are Pedagogical Agents for Learning? A Meta-Analytic Review. […]

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Six Ways to Foster Innovation in the Learning Field

The other day we considered elements in the learning and development field that stifle innovation in the post Six Ways Innovation is Stifled in the Learning Field. Today let’s consider six ways that we can foster innovation in the learning field. Juxtaposition When two seemingly different things are placed together, innovation can occur. Things that […]

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Six Ways Innovation is Stifled in the Learning Field

To have break through innovation in the field of learning and development, we must first think about how innovation is stifled in the field. I think is is stifled in many ways: Old Models We all have been through a traditional learning model at early, impressionable age. From Kindergarten to high school, to college. We’ve […]

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Cyber Monday Ideas

So today is Cyber Monday and you are wondering just what you should order for that special Learning and Development person in your life…well I’ve got a few ideas all related to the gift of learning. The best thing you can give someone is new ideas, new thinking and new concepts. This list of gift […]

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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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DevLearn Matching Content & Strategy Presentation Resources

Here are resources describing the matching of content with the appropriate instructional strategies. Slides: DevLearn Presentation: Matching the Right Learning Content with the Right Learning Strategy from Karl Kapp Articles and Blog Entries of Interest Matching the Right Design Strategy to the Right Content Matching the Right Game Type to the Right Strategy 8 Types […]

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Gamification of Learning Lynda.com Course Released

Last summer I spent a week at Lynda.com headquarters and had a great time recording the course “The Gamification of Learning.” You can read about the experience here–My Adventure at Lynda.com. And now the course is live and being seen all over the globe (73 countries to date). Recording the course was a wonderful experience […]

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