Thursday’s Trending eLearning Topic: Gamification

A few weeks ago, we had a fantastic webinar with Karl Kapp, Professor of Instructional Technology and author of the bestselling book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction. Called “How to Think Like a Game Designer: Pro Tips for eLearning,” the webinar showed attendees how a game designer would approach eLearning instruction—as opposed to an instructional designer.

The result was an interesting perspective on creating interactive and game-based learning. If you missed the webinar, I encourage you to check out the recording.

In the webinar, Karl shared the benefits of action and activity compared to instruction alone, along with how you can boost learner engagement and recall. Karl supported his points with research on how and why games are effective for learning. This session was full of fresh ideas and strategies for adding engaging games and game elements to your eLearning.

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