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Games, Gamification and Innovative Learning Techniques

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Games, gamification and game-based learning have entered into the vocabulary of trainers, elearning developers and instructional designers around the global in the past few years. While the use of games for learning seems like a good match, questions arise. How should games be integrated into the curriculum? Can attitudes and behavior change result from playing a game? What elements of games can learning designers borrow from game designers? The answer to these questions can be found in the research on game-based learning.

This presentation includes many examples of using game-based learning for performance improvement and highlights how organizations have used games to achieve learning success.

In this Sessopm, you will learn:

  • How to apply game-based strategies to the presentation of learning content. 
  • Three principles for adding gamification and game-ideas to learning curriculums. 
  • Attributes of of games that improve learning recall and application. 
  • How gamification impacts learning design and development.

 

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Author

  • Karl Kapp is a professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, and is the author behind the widely read Kapp Notes blog and a regular contributor to ATD’s Learning Technologies Blog. Karl has written or co-authored six books on the convergence of learning and technology, including the bestselling The Gamification of Learning and Instruction. In that book, Karl explores the research and theoretical foundations behind effective game-based learning. He examines everything from variable reward schedules to the use of avatars to the use of games to teach pro-social behaviors. He also has authored The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Ideas into Practice. Karl's latest book, co-authored with Sharon Boller, is Play to Learn (ATD Press).

    Karl is committed to helping organization’s develop a strategic, enterprise-wide approach to organizational learning. He believes that effective education and training are the keys to increased productivity and profitability. He can be reached at www.karlkapp.com.

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