Elearning games – Excerpts from interviews and talks with experts

Posted on Apr 19, 2016

Games & gamification

Get inspired for your next elearning game with excerpts from interviews and talks with a range of experts from the world of elearning games.

This episode follows up on #gameweek, our annual focus on games and gamification in digital learning. We hear from a range of experts and elearning creators on how to use game based learning to promote engagement and get results from your learners.

As an introduction Sponge's Louise Pasterfield, talking in a webinar for the Learning and Skills Group , explains where games can be most useful in digital learning.

  • 00:20 - Louise Pasterfield on when elearning games are most appropriate

There are many ways to create games or add gamified elements to an online training course, and one of the most common is using an elearning authoring tool. Articulate's Tom Kuhlman spoke to us in 2015 about some of the pitfalls of using game elements within an elearning tool.

  • 01:43 - Tom Kuhlman on adding gamification features to elearning authoring tools

We caught up more recently with Sponge's learning game designer Jason Butler when we were talking about Adapt , a software framework that makes it easier to create one course that can be accessed on many different devices. He gives us the low down on whether a game can be integrated with an Adapt course.

  • 02:42 - Jason Butler on building games with Adapt

So you've got different options for building the games themselves, but how do you go about tackling the design process if you haven't taken on an elearning game before? Louise Pasterfield takes us through the differences between traditional elearning design and creating a game experience.

  • 06:28 - Louise Pasterfield on the difference between traditional elearning and games design 

Gamification consultant Pete Jenkins spoke to us last week and brought up some interesting examples of how gamification is getting real results. We asked him how L&D can prove the link between gamified initiatives, learning outcomes and business results.

  • 08:00 - Pete Jenkins on proving gamification works

To wrap up the special #gameweek podcats Professor Karl Kapp, author, consultant and guest on our gameweek hangout has some advice on how to evaluate how well games are working for your learners.

  • 09:51 - Karl Kapp on measuring the success of games and what you can do to make sure you get the best out of your feedback

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