Category Archives: game based learning

quote of the morning from Brent Schlenker


As he recaps some of his experiences at the Innovations in eLearning conference … great statement: I’m certain some of the more traditional learning designers wonder why some of us find kindred spirits in the likes of game designers.  The simple … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be great? – what would it take?


My family has been anxiously awaiting the release of a new video game. We know that we are going to buy it; the issue is whether we’ll buy it now or wait for a little while and buy it used … Continue reading

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Some other thoughts on gaming and instructional design – choice


A matter of choice … I mused awhile ago about incorporating gaming elements into instructional designs … well … I’ve been having more conversations about gaming and how it can influence our instructional designs. At one point I mentioned, “Something … Continue reading

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How Can We Incorporate Gaming into our Instructional Designs?


I had posted previously about a workgroup formed to explore game-based learning in my organization. Even though the actual project was cancelled and the workgroup disbanded, I’ve still had conversations with colleagues and team mates about the use of games … Continue reading

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Invited to a Game-Based Learning/Virtual World workgroup


Cool! A small workgroup has been created to explore game-based learning and the use of virtual worlds for learning. They’ve invited me to join them. I hope that this is more than just “exploring” … that we get to tackle … Continue reading

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ARG: Add this to my bucket of ideas for use


 BJ Schone noted a free whitepaper on alternate reality games (ARGs) … from Enspire Learning He pointed to an earlier post of his as well …    Good stuff!   Other links noted: Enspire Learning Whitepaper on ARG Never Rest … Continue reading

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The Big Question (my answer better late than never, I suppose)


So, I’ve been away from blogging for quite awhile … but that doesn’t mean I’ve been completely out of the loop. But what with illness, family commitments, lots of volunteering opportunities and good ol’ work … it’s been a most … Continue reading

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