eLearning · game based learning · Gamification

Bringing the Fun to the Game by Mindy Wallis

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

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game based learning · game design · Gamification · training ideas · videogames

Learning from Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #03 Her Story

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

game based learning · Gamification · videogames

Learning From Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #01Firewatch

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

eLearning · Gamification · Instructional Design · training ideas

Does Instructional Design Still Mean the Same in 2017?

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?

eLearning · Gamification · Instructional Design · training ideas

Forget VR & AR, this could be the next big thing in E-learning

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

eLearning · Gamification · Instructional Design · training ideas

Lessons From Games: Stop stepping into the learner’s shoes, let them step in

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

eLearning · Instructional Design

How to Get Started with Freelancing: The Instructional Design Story

It’s never easy to start something new and it gets even tougher when you’re starting out as a freelance Instructional Designer. Before you even take the plunge a million questions pop up in your head. How to I start? Where do I find clients? How much should charge for a project? What if I do… Continue reading How to Get Started with Freelancing: The Instructional Design Story