Category Archives: Gamification

edtech

What EdTech Investments Teach Us About the eLearning Industry

By | Building A Learning Culture, Engage and Retain, Gamification, Learning and Development | No Comments

As far as the education technology industry is concerned, there were a lot of years where it stayed on the backburner. While companies plowed their money into marketing or software, training was usually deemed sufficient with a few videos or a long-suffering module that hadn’t been updated in years.

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corporate training

The Top 10 Requested Corporate Learning Blog Topics for 2016

By | Building A Learning Culture, Developing Leaders, Disrupting Learning, eLearning Solutions, Gamification, Learning and Development, Learning Trends | No Comments

From marketing to microlearning, we’re always getting requests for blogs and questions about trends and best practices in corporate learning. Luckily, we’ve also been cultivating our own library of articles, opinions, and expertise, all while keeping track of the trends. As 2016 winds to a close, we wanted to take stock of some of the most requested corporate learning blog topics for the year (and show you where to find the answers to all of your burning blog-based questions).

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pokemon go, learning, elearning

How to Get Your Learners as Addicted as Pokemon Go Players

By | Disrupting Learning, Engage and Retain, Gamification, Learning Trends | No Comments

You can barely go online–let alone leave your house–without meeting a barrage of Pokemon Go players hunting for a Jigglypuff or looking for tips to level up. As of last month, the game boasts 21,000,000 active users and cranked up Nintendo’s stock price 120 percent, with the price of Nintendo-related paraphernalia going up 200 percent in the wake of its July release.

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Microlearning or Gamification: Who Wins When It Comes To Millennials?

By | Engage and Retain, Gamification, Microlearning, The Millennial Workforce | No Comments

Millennials seem to be the talk of the town, and they should be as they are quickly taking over the majority of today’s workforce. Companies worldwide are looking for new ways to connect with, engage, and train these up-and-coming, tech forward leaders, and it can get a bit foggy with all of the different training delivery methods out there. We chose the top two delivery methods we get asked about most often to discuss in this article: Microlearning and Gamification.

If you want an in-depth look at both of these delivery methods we created a Microlearning eBook here, and a Gamification eBook here

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learner motivation, gamification

Why Understanding Learner Motivation Is Key For Gamification

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Just like eLearning can’t take place without a deep understanding of learner motivation, gamification in employee training won’t work without an understanding of what drives and motivates employees. Just adding points or badges to a learning module is not gamification. Each game mechanic taps into different motivators, so to apply the right ones, you have to understand what motivators you are trying to activate, and how they align to the goal of the learning experience. You can find an in-depth look at how different game mechanics appeal to different key motivators in our eBook here. Read More

growth hack, gamification, neurolearning

How to Growth Hack Your Brain Using Gamification and Neurolearning

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When you hear the term “growth hack,” what do you think of? Similar to growth marketing, it’s one of those buzzwords that marketing pros throw around, especially when speed and size are of the essence. But more than just a flashy hashtag, #growthhacking has real applications when it comes to helping your learners see the need for more training.

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competition, gamification

The Office Hunger Games: Why Competition Works at Work

By | Gamification, Learning and Development, Neurolearning | No Comments

Running through an arena and fighting for your life is one thing, but does competition work as well in the office as it does in the movie theater? If you’ve ever seen The Hunger Games movies, you know that competition can be a huge motivator–especially when life is at stake. But if the stakes are much, much lower, can you still capitalize on competition as a way to engage learners and increase takeaway?

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