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E-Learning Provocateur

Monday, April 2, 2018

For e-learning professionals interested in game design, E-Learning Provocateur is a blog that certainly lives up to its name. Written by Ryan Tracey, a talent development professional based in Australia, it can help both new and experienced game designers.

One of Tracey's strengths is that he often encourages people to look to their surroundings for inspiration. Take "5 Games Every E-Learning Professional Should Play" as an example. In this post, he opens by bringing down the misconception that video games are a subculture for pimple-faced teenagers, then explains what several of his favorites can teach instructional designers. His choices range from cost-free gems, such as Diner Dash, to high-budget blockbusters, such as Battlefield 1.


Tracey also has plentiful resources for talent development professionals operating on tight budgets. In "Game-Based Learning on a Shoestring," he explores how to re-create the mechanics of a video game in person, using Diner Dash as an example. Tracey shows how you could use the game to provide training participants with a recent experience of team building, an excellent tool to get learners ready for more content around a team development model. And, in other posts, Tracey points his readers to valuable, low-cost resources. He has one article listing 10 free-access journals for e-learning designers and another list of recommended books.

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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