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Press play: how to integrate games into your elearning

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Elearning games can add fun, engagement and depth to workplace learning but where do you begin? In this seminar, we will explore the possibilities of affordable elearning games and show real life examples of how to incorporate them into an elearning course. This practical session will cover the key questions to ask before starting out with elearning games, how to prepare a brief for an elearning game and the time and costs involved. You will get an insight into the different types of elearning games, where and when they work best and how to wrap up your learning objectives within a game. The session is aimed at L&D professionals who want to take away tips to help integrate elearning games into their training, and see some powerful examples to help inspire their approach.

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Press play: how to integrate games into your elearning

  1. 1. Press play: how to integrate games into your elearning LouisePasterfield ManagingDirector JasonButler GamesEvangelist
  2. 2. Click to edit Master title style Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015 Specialists in custom-made elearning courses Sponge UK helps large organisations turn their training into absorbing online programmes
  3. 3. Click to edit Master title styleOur clients Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  4. 4. So what will we be covering? The rise of games in the workplace How games can play a key role in elearning Ways to integrate games into your elearning How to do a brief for an elearning game Live game demo
  5. 5. The rise of games By the end of 2015, it’s estimated that 40% of the top Global 1000 companies will be using games and gamification (Gartner, Inc) ...and it’s an upward trend Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  6. 6. 35% increase in games & gamified solutions for our clients in the past 12 months We’ve seen it in action Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  7. 7. • Retail • Pharmaceutical • Travel • Automotive • Higher Education • Public Sector • Health Across a wide sector Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  8. 8. The power of decision making Can you think of a business challenge or topic that could be addressed with an elearning game?
  9. 9. 1. Health and Safety 2. IT Security Threats 3. Management Skills 4. Social Media Compliance 5. Sales Training 6. Business Code of Conduct 7. Product Knowledge Where our clients are using games Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  10. 10. Why use games? FUN ENGAGE ENJOY SURPRISE
  11. 11. Games can be a powerful teaching tool for better decision making. Games in the workplace have a special place Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  12. 12. The power of decision making What can we learn from decision making?
  13. 13. Decision making: definition Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015 Decision making is the act of choosing between two or more courses of action. http://www.skillsyouneed.com/ips/decision-making.html#ixzz3c0DNfiWk
  14. 14. Learn about yourself Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  15. 15. Learn from getting it wrong Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  16. 16. How you compare Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  17. 17. Progress and improve Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  18. 18. Explore possibilities Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  19. 19. 0 What types of decision making are there?
  20. 20. Closed decisions Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015 Where there is an absolute right or wrong answer Example: Which door is yellow, A or B? A B
  21. 21. Open decisions Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015 There are multiple possibilities which can lead to the best decision in the circumstances Example: Which door would best suit your business?
  22. 22. Decision mapping & branching Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  23. 23. 2 decision making game approaches 0
  24. 24. • Methodical approach • Information gathering • Weighing up the risks • Deciding on what is important Think before you decide – slower approach Process orientated games Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  25. 25. Process orientated games Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  26. 26. Intuitive games • Learning through experience • Getting it wrong and trying again • Immediate consequences • Feedback follows action Go with your gut – faster approach Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  27. 27. Intuitive games Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  28. 28. The power of decision making 3 ways to integrate games into your elearning
  29. 29. Game assessment Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  30. 30. Mini-games Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  31. 31. Standalone game Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015
  32. 32. The power of decision making 8 tips for creating an elearning game brief
  33. 33. Tips & a case study Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015 8 questions for preparing a brief Case study: Election game Live Demo
  34. 34. 1. What is the challenge? Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015 To get to the polling station on time and cast a vote Obstacles include spoiled ballot papers, polling station rule-breakers and hazards on the way to the polling station
  35. 35. 2. What are you trying to change? Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015 Misconceptions about voting in a polling station Lack of confidence about the process
  36. 36. 3. Who is the audience? Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015 First-time voters mostly aged between 18-23
  37. 37. 4. What decisions do they have to make? Closed or open? Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015 Closed decisions: Whether to bring their polling card or not? What constitutes a spoiled ballot paper? What rules need to be obeyed?
  38. 38. 5. Process orientated approach or intuitive approach? Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015 Intuitive approach Learn through quick fire decisions
  39. 39. 6. What game type is appropriate? Game assessment, mini games or standalone game? Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015 Stand alone as learning objectives can effectively be achieved
  40. 40. 7. How will the best decisions be rewarded? Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015 Gain points with bonuses available Positive encouragement A final top result
  41. 41. Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2015 8. Illustration, photographs or video? Illustration was a good choice: Suitable for target audience Easiest way to recreate a polling station
  42. 42. The power of decision making Live Demo
  43. 43. Takeaways 1. Gamesare significantlygainingpopularityinelearning. 2. Gamesarea powerful toolforsupportingbetterdecisionmaking. 3. Games can helpteach both closed and opendecision makingskills. 4. Plan yourapproach-processorientated or intuitive game. 5. Considerintegrating gameassessments,minigamesandstandalone games.
  44. 44. The power of decision making Can you think of a business challenge or topic that could be addressed with an elearning game? Have a go creating your elearning game brief using the 8 key questions!
  45. 45. Click to edit Master title styleWant to play? CIPD L&D Show 2015 Come and see us onStand 8! Questionsaboutyourgamesbrief? Forexpertadviceemailus: absorb@spongeuk.com

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