Upcoming Webinar “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners”

Join me on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 12:30PM Pacific / 3:30PM Eastern for a 60 minute presentation called “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners”

The presentation description:
Based on the bestselling learning book, “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” this presentation introduces, defines, and describes the concepts of gamification, games for learning and interactivity. It then dissects the elements of games and describes how they can be applied to the design and development of interactive learning.

The presentation is based on solid research including peer-reviewed results from dozens of studies that offer insights into why game-based thinking and mechanics makes for vigorous learning tools. Not all games or gamification efforts are the same, creating engaging learning using game-based thinking requires matching instructional content with the right game mechanics and game thinking. Moving beyond the theoretical considerations, the presentation explores three methods for designing interactive learning based on concepts from games.


You can get a sneak peak at the presentation by reading the book (Available as an e-book)

Read the first chapter here. (free–just choose “Read Excerpt 1 (PDF)” on the right hand side of the page.

Of you can check out these posts for some of what will be discussed in the webinar. Hope to see you there “virtually.”

Blog posts discussing subjects covered in presentation:

Consider Player/Game Interactions

Are you challenging your learners? Don’t treat them like babies.

Game Levels and Scaffolding–They’re Related

You want to teach leaders about Strategy: Have them Play Civilization V

In games and learning interfaces, strive for an interactive conversation interface

Combining Zombies and Running…Gamification of Exercise

Improve Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer

Accidental Learning and the Power of Stories

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