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.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Gamification Design for Training and Talent Development


How will you use gamification in your employee engagement and talent development programs in 2017?

Designing gamification for learning and talent development programs is FUN and fulfilling. No more dry, boring lectures or eLearning programs! I want to share a sampling of the designs done by just a few of the 100s of professionals who took our Level 1 Gamification Apprentice Certification in 2016.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Why Apply Gamification?


Let’s face it, gamifying a training takes a lot of extra work. It’s easy to deliver information in a lecture. Shouldn’t it be the participant’s responsibility to take our information, remember it, and apply it? After all, they are adults. Why is it our responsibility to make it fun and engaging for them?

Some Talent Development folks are satisfied throwing some points, badges, and leaderboards (PBLs) at a training and being done with it. They don’t have the time and resources to consider other mechanics, develop player personas, create narratives, and determine KPIs.

They ask why they should do all this extra work. Participants should be motivated enough by PBLs.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ATD Houston Tech Conference Interview with Monica Cornetti





Gamification Challenge: Dollarize It! - ROI vs. ROE

It’s probably no surprise to you, but investing in employees pays off.

Learning opportunities result in higher levels of employee promotion, retention, satisfaction, skills and knowledge, and this translates to better organizational performance. In fact, research shows the more a company invests toward developing employees, the higher its stock value goes the following year.

Yet demonstrating a real, bottom-line, Return on Investment (ROI) remains a continued challenge for those of us in Learning and Development fields.