by Bill Brandon
The Learning Solutions Conference and Expo 2011 opened today in Orlando, Florida, with a record number of participants in attendance. Here’s a quick look, including photos, at the pre-conference events and the opening morning.
Badges, those little icons so loved by gamers, have some surprising uses in e-Learning. These uses go beyond providing superficial rewards, including improving recall, increasing motivation, and supporting social interaction. Here’s what we’re learning about this element of gamification.
by Ben Betts
Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) create a fictional scenario in which learners interact with people and information to play out a story in the form of a game. Imagine a role-play on steroids, where the participants don’t have to pretend to be anyone else, because it’s the world around them that changes. Enjoy this case study!
by News Editor
eLearning Brothers now offers a site where designers can create e-Learning interactions and games in minutes with no programming experience needed.
The Defense Acquisition University in the U.S. is launching a gaming portal today. While this was an obvious move, it required strategy. This week’s spotlight explains how and why DAU is taking this step.
Gamification – adding game elements to applications for business and education – is a hot trend. But does this dumb down the transformative nature of games? Anne examines the question.
by Bill Brandon
The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn 2010 Conference and Expo opened today in San Francisco, with well over 1600 attending. Here is a summary of the first day.
Want to build an Alternate Reality Game but don’t know how to get started? Tandem Learning has launched its customizeable Looking Glass® Game Engine at DevLearn|10.
Learning can literally be addictive, thanks to the effects of dopamine on the brain. A well-tuned game heightens these effects. Anne explains the principles that will help you leverage the learners’ physiological responses.