Monday, June 19, 2017

Summertime Memories to Make You Smile



Let’s go back for a moment… What are your favorite memories of summer from when you were a kid that make you smile? What were you doing? Who were you with?

Monday, April 24, 2017

Eight Reasons Why You Should Earn a Gamification Certification

Why earn a Gamification Certificate?

Is there value in earning a Gamification Certificate? Is it worth the effort? We’ve asked some CEOs, L&D, and HR professionals to share their impressions of the value of a gamification certificate. Maybe what they had to say will give you the answers you need.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

On-boarding: A Gamification Reflection

By Jonathan Peters, PhD
Sententia Gamification, CMO


In his seminal work describing flow, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi discusses the frustration we feel when a challenge is more difficult than our abilities, or how boring a task will be if our skills surpass the challenge. Flow, he says, comes at the balance between challenge and ability. The more skilled we are, the more we enjoy challenges.

At the beginning of a training program, skills are low. Even if we are accustomed to other learning programs, and even if this program should be beneath our skill level, the fact that it is unfamiliar territory means we will revert to the level of novice.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

People and Ideas I follow

by Jeffrey Riley
Practical Learning Concepts, LLC



There are several people I follow in the learning and development world. I hope listing their blogs or websites here will help you as well.

Tom Kuhlmann The Rapid eLearning Blog A must for Articulate users but of benefit to anyone who wants to know more about eLearning and design. Did I mention Tom is a PowerPoint guru?

Cathy Moore's Blog has a lot of great ideas. She may be best known for Action Mapping and Scenario Design.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

How to Design Game Boards in PowerPoint


Do you have BIG ideas for your eLearning, Gamification, or Instructor Led Training programs, but your time and resources are limited? Are there ways to find a cheaper way of doing things? A way to make the best use of the resources that you do have?

Friday, February 10, 2017

Are You Ready to Take the Learner Persona Challenge?


Learner Personas are a fictional representation of your targeted learners. They are based on real data about learner demographics and behavior, along with educated speculation about their personal histories, motivations, and concerns.

How are Learner Personas Created?
Learner personas are created through research, surveys, and interviews of your target audience. That includes a mix of new and seasoned employees – both “good” and “bad” -- who might align with your target audience. You’ll collect data that is both qualitative and quantitative to paint a picture of who your typical learner is, what they value, and how your program fits into their daily lives.