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by J.P. Medved

Gamification and game-based learning are hot topics in the learning and development field. Capterra and TalentLMS recently conducted a study of learning management systems (LMSs) that incorporated gamification features in order to gain a better understanding of the way those features are being used, and whether they are effective. Here is a summary of their findings.

Feature   |   November 23, 2015
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by Chad McIntosh

A gamified approach that provides employees with questions in quizzes during the work day motivates them to engage with content on a regular basis. Adapting the question frequency and content according to the employee’s previous success further enhances learning. Many training programs have shown the effectiveness of this method. Here’s how they did it at Bloomingdale’s, a retail setting.

Feature   |   November 2, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Games and gamification are gaining increasing attention as ways to support and enhance learning, but it can be difficult to find good advice to guide their design. Fortunately, The eLearning Guild has many resources to help you out. Here are five of them.

Tip   |   October 7, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Do you get full value from your Guild membership? The eLearning Guild event archives, the Research Library, and other curated information is loaded with useful professional information you won’t find anywhere else. Come take a look at four examples!

Tip   |   October 1, 2015
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by News Editor

A leading game-based training company announces a new content-transformation platform to create gamified mobile and LMS-ready immersive training solutions.

News   |   September 23, 2015
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by News Editor

mLevel will showcase their latest offerings: Academy, an adaptive learning tool, and Shape Escape, a hot and exciting game.

News   |   September 16, 2015
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by Shannon Poser

Here are five tips for creating—and maintaining—an innovative training concept. By making your program unique to your company and intriguing to your staff, “distinctifying” it on a continual basis, and eliminating what doesn’t work, you not only engage your employees, you also ensure success.

Tip   |   September 1, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Membership at paid levels in The eLearning Guild gives you free access to hundreds of resources in our expanding collections! This article will introduce you to some of these resources and help you learn how to use the collections. This week you will find links to a graphic design technique, mobile learning strategy, professional competency insights, and gamification techniques.

Spotlight   |   August 26, 2015
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by Kyle Chambers

“Engagement” is a word that gets thrown around a lot in articles about learning. But what is it, really, and how does an instructional designer or a development team successfully engage users of eLearning content? Here are some tips from an experienced game designer!

Feature   |   August 24, 2015
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by Fil Arenas, Andrew Stricker

Why explore virtual learning environments? Are there benefits beyond novelty and engagement? How can these environments be practical and affordable? These are questions that the US Air Force Squadron Officer College has been pursuing for several years, and two of the faculty share some of the answers in this article.

Feature   |   July 6, 2015
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