eLearning Storyboards: How to Create A Clear Road Map Everyone Can Follow

It’s the time of year when many of us make travel plans with family or friends. Maybe it’s a ski vacation, a trip to Walt Disney World, or a road trip to visit relatives. When you think about it, an eLearning project is a lot like taking a trip; we have a destination in mind, [...]

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The Story Arc Model: Combining Simulation and Story to Create Memorable Learning

When I began my career 20 years ago, I was designing some of the earliest CD-ROM based simulations for the US Navy. These experiences involved free-play interactions that used sophisticated algorithms, variable tracking, and multipathing. And they were very daunting for instructional designers to create. With all of the variables, I was constantly faced with [...]

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What Candy Crush Can Teach Associations About Increasing Member Engagement

This week’s post by Jack McGrath is featured as a guest blog post on .orgSource and discusses how associations can leverage the same game mechanics used in the Candy Crush Saga to increase member engagement. Here is a excerpt: Many of you are probably familiar with the popular Facebook and PC game, Candy Crush. In fact, [...]

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Learner Engagement – Are Games the Answer?

If you read industry journals like “T&D” from ASTD or Associations Now, you’ll see that engagement is hot. Everyone is talking about increasing engagement, and many are turning to gamification, social learning networks, and anything else they think will work to increase learner engagement. I often get asked by clients and attendees of my gamification [...]

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Gamification of CME: Is Your Organization in the “Game”?

If you were in attendance at the 2013 Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACHEP) conference last week there is no doubt you heard the term “gamification” more than once. Games and simulations for continuing medical education is growing in popularity and it was very evident at this year’s event. As a conference [...]

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Medical Professionals – Learning by Playing

Do you think you could perform an operation just by reading a manual? Sure, it may be helpful, but you wouldn’t expect to be able to open a patient up and save a life without ever having tried before. That is, not until you’ve worked with practice materials, sat in, and put in the work [...]

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Why is Generation Y a Threat?

“Generational clashes in the workplace are nothing new. What is new is the extent to which the retirement of the Boomers will leave employers scrambling to recruit and retain the talent they need. The American Society of Training and Development is predicting that 76 million Americans will retire over the next two decades. Only 46 [...]

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