Category Archives: Simulations

The Building Blocks of Technology-Enabled Learning

So, you’ve decided to start using technology-enabled learning in your corporate training program. Now what? Well, just like there is not a one-size-fits-all solution to all of today’s training challenges, there also isn’t just a single way to “do” technology-enabled … Continue reading

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MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place

This is the fourth in a series of articles that tackle common objections to and arguments against using massive open online courses (MOOCs) for training. Read the previous article: MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same. MOOCs aren’t interactive. They don’t … Continue reading

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Strategies for Implementing Gamification in Your Training MOOCs

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and gamification hit the corporate training world at roughly the same time. MOOCs started to make their way into the mainstream in 2012, and while the idea of gamification has been around for more than … Continue reading

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How Much Learning Really Occurs in MOOCs?

This is a question I hear often, and only recently has research become available providing us with an answer. But before we get there, take a moment to ask yourself two questions: “How much learning really occurs in instructor-led training?” … Continue reading

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The 3 Ms: MOOCs, Mobile, and Millennials

MOOCs, mobile, and Millennials—these three ideas often elicit some measure of discomfort in training and development departments, because while these three forces are greatly affecting businesses in general and workplace education in particular, they remain relatively poorly understood. This lack … Continue reading

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MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

For the past year or so, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been busy upending all kinds of assumptions about education: content is king, quality education is expensive, and instructor-led training is the gold standard, to name just a few. … Continue reading

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Gamification of Problem Solving

Gamification of Problem-Solving: It’s a relatively new term and may be a little trendy, possibly overhyped, and tends to be misunderstood as a subject. Let me delve a little deeper into painting a picture of what it is able to … Continue reading

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The History and Direction of Gamification

A look back in the history books… When you stop to think about it we have been playing games in one form or another almost since time began. The meaning and application of games has changed dramatically over the years … Continue reading

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Gamification Techniques Transferring Over into Real Life- Life could be like a video game.

Let’s just admit now, that most of you reading this blog post have enjoyed some play time behind a video game controller whether it be mastering Tetris, Doom or any other video game for that matter. Although it’s scary to … Continue reading

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Gamify Your MOOC

Gamification and massive open online courses (MOOCs) are two of the biggest trends in education. The power of these tools in creating accessible, engaging educational programs is already being realized in many educational and training sectors. For corporate trainers, the … Continue reading

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