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Merging Pedagogy & Instructional Game Design

Posted by InSync Training

Jul 26, 2016 2:34:38 PM

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52891779_s.jpgGamification and game-based training are two topics trending in learning and performance. Many organizations have yet to embrace these approaches because there’s a perception that fun doesn’t equate to real learning. In reality, though, when incorporated with traditional instructional design theory, games have huge potential for learners.

Recently, Dr. Stephen Slota, owner of The Pericles Group, joined our BYTE roster for his presentation It’s In the Game: Merging Contemporary Pedagogy & Instructional Game Design. This blog will share his views about the power of learning through storytelling, and the differences between gamification and game-based learning.

To review all the wisdom imparted during Dr. Slota’s session, view his full presentation here

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Topics: Gamification, Instructional Design

Learning Through Gamification - Myth Versus Fact

Posted by Brigg Patten

Jul 7, 2016 1:59:42 PM

51287405_s.jpgToday, both large and small companies have various options when it comes to corporate training programs and training their staff. From using innovative technology with integrated rich media, to microlearning and mobile apps, the types of training styles are unlimited. One of these learning styles (and a trending topic in L&D) is gamification, which takes gaming principles and mechanics and applies them to a non-game experience. When gamification is successfully implemented into training programs, it can help employees effectively gain new skills and develop new behaviors, all while being engaged in the process.

However, because gamification is relatively new and trending, some companies remain skeptical of implementing this type of learning. Here are six myths pertaining to employee learning and development through gamification and the real facts behind them.

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Topics: Gamification, Mobile Learning

How Gamifying Work Can Improve Overall Strategy

Posted by Brigg Patten

Jun 23, 2016 1:00:00 PM

30365945_s.jpgIn order to help a company to thrive, there are a lot of elements that must work together. A strong workforce, a good product, a smart marketing strategy, good leadership - all of these factors need to fit together seamlessly to form a proper company machine. For these to come about, there is nothing more important than strategy.

A lot goes into a solid business strategy, and the most successful business leaders train for years to develop the kind of business acumen that produces long term results. As such, there are also a lot of factors that play into a successful business strategy - things like hiring, onboarding, sales, forecasting, marketing, and so on.

Right now however, we are going to focus on just one element, and that is training up a strong workforce -and more specifically, training through enterprise gamification.

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Topics: Gamification

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