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
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 at 5, one of my friends called me over phone. He started shouting “Bastion received a buff and Ana is nerfed, let’s play”. Sounds gibberish? Let me explain. Bastion and Ana are two characters from the famous multiplayer game “Overwatch”. Now what does Buff and Nerf mean? Buff means making something more powerful… Continue reading Lessons From Games: Stop stepping into the learner’s shoes, let them step in
Having worked with several e-learning companies since 8 years, here’s my one-sided opinion on why you should hire freelancers when there are many companies out there, that are ready to do it for lesser cost and faster. Through this post, I’m trying to sell myself as a freelancer but only through facts that are a… Continue reading Why go for freelancers when companies do it for less?
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?