Most people don’t enjoy the training that they’re assigned by their employers, so the L & D industry has spent a lot of time talking about “gamification” over the past few years. Because who doesn’t love games? Of course, the training itself is still compulsory, so just making it more “game-like” is unlikely to make… Continue reading Bringing the Fun to the Game by Mindy Wallis
Hello there! Welcome to the third post in the series “Learning from Games”. In this series, I try to break apart some of the most unique games I’ve played. If this is your first time here, I recommend you start with the first post in the series. Let’s move on to today’s game. Today, we’re… Continue reading Learning from Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #03 Her Story
Hi there! In his best-selling learning book “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction”, Professor Karl M. Kapp discusses the 12 game elements that make a game motivational, exciting, and sometimes irresistible. I remember the day we discussed these with our learning design team. Many of us had an opinion that these can be used most likely… Continue reading Learning from Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #02 Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes
I still remember the first time the concept of game-based learning was introduced to our learning design team at the office. Some of them were excited while some kept their distance from the discussion calling it silly. The ones who kept their distance are the ones who had a standard picture of video games in… Continue reading Learning From Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #01Firewatch
One night last week, I was super hungry and wanted to taste the new burger pizza from Dominos. I added to the cart a burger pizza, my favorite garlic bread sticks, two cheesy dips, a choco-lava cake, and a soft drink. However, I couldn’t place the order for some reason. I reached out to the… Continue reading Does Instructional Design Still Mean the Same in 2017?
Technology is evolving rapidly. The major focus of this evolution is to make things easier for the users and make their life more comfortable. I remember the day when my dad brought home our first television set. It was a black and white TV with no remote (remote wasn’t even a thing back then). We… Continue reading Forget VR & AR, this could be the next big thing in E-learning
This morning, when I signed into my Facebook account, I found that my wall was filled with a lot of updates on the season finale of the famous TV series that has been aired recently. I step out and check my WhatsApp messenger only to find out that there were already many discussions happening in… Continue reading Learning Design for the Netflix Generation: How about a learning series for a change?
Very recently, a job seeker asked me about the qualification required to attain a job in my domain (as an Instructional Designer). I still remember that weird look in his face after hearing me reply “Good English and some Common Sense”. There has been quite a debate in the industry on whether the Instructional Designer… Continue reading Is Gamification just another Instructional Designer’s hat?
What do the learners think about our training programs? How do they Decide if it is a hit or a miss?
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