How To Gamify Your Learning Using 3 Well-Known Educational Concepts

Gamification of learning can help Instructional Designers create eLearning that’s engaging and effective. How? Let’s look at 3 educational concepts behind gamification and identify some simple ways in which you can apply each of these concepts to your learning design.

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Tips And Strategies To Motivate Learners Appropriately

"Why?" "What's in it for me?" Two questions that Instructional Designers seem to be pondering all the time. And for good reason. Because, a learner who is convinced of the value of a topic is more likely to perceive a course on the topic to be highly worthy, and subsequently pay attention to the course.

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5 Virtual Classroom Essentials Τhat End Multitasking

Virtual classroom learners have a world of information at their fingertips. Unless you, the facilitator, keep them engaged, they’re going to check email, sports scores, and fashion trends. These 5 virtual classroom essentials keep learners interested, focused, and motivated.

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Looking For Improvement? There’s A Motivation App For That!

Asking anybody if they want to get better at what they do is a no-brainer. Taking the time to work on yourself is another story. The motivation app Crucendo provides a different approach to motivating and mentoring yourself to improve and achieve.

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Gamification And Motivation: It’s The Content That Matters, Not The Container

Isn't gamification an acknowledgement that the content isn’t compelling? Otherwise why would we need to gamify it? In this article, I will discuss the relationship between gamification and motivation.

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Applying The Flow Theory In Online Training

Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, the noted psychologist and professor who introduced the Flow Theory, described it as "the holistic experience that people feel when they act with total involvement" [1]. This just about sums up the mental state that all eLearning professionals strive for when we are creating online training courses. In this article, I'll highlight the 4 components and the 8 dimensions of the Flow Theory, and I'll share the importance of achieving optimal flow in online training.

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