Scenario design in elearning: Two types of feedback

Another fantastic post from Cathy Moore thinking about more effective ways to provide feedback to learners in scenarios that offer them decision points. Rather than just hearing “Incorrect” from some voice of God type figure, try to make it a natural extension of the story that you are telling. A quick read well worth the time.
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My first Construct 2 game

My first Construct 2 game

This is straight out of the beginner’s tutorial, which took me around an hour to work through – but it is particularly well written and highly user friendly.

I’m actually using this program in the hope of finding something that will help me to create a somewhat simpler word game to help people learn some work related acronyms but as an introduction to the coding concepts, this is a pretty good start.

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Gamify Your Life: A Guide to Incentivizing Everything

I found this article particularly interesting as I’ve been working through David Allen’s Getting Things Done productivity process and have now found myself with a lengthy list of things to do. Finding a new approach that might be useful in motivating me to get stuck into some of these tasks is the next logical step.

There are a few suggestions for existing apps that support this process in the comments but I haven’t checked them out yet.

(Thanks to Laura Pasquini for initially tweeting this link)
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Nitro Type | Competitive Typing Game | Race Your Friends

Fun looking online typing speed game tied to drag races – appears to have a number of options for leveling up and upgrading vehicles. I’ve only just signed up for this so will post more about it in a little while.
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Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know About Gamification | TechCrunch

Very practical advice on what works and what doesn’t in gamification from a long time game developer.
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games-based-learning blog: 10 Design Considerations when Developing a Learning Game

Some very thoughtful and practical suggestions for designing games for young (high school) learners.
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How to make #openbadges work for you and your organisation. | Doug Belshaw’s blog

Easily the best guide I’ve seen to using Mozilla’s Open Badges in an educational setting – direct from their Badges and Skills lead, Doug Belshaw.
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Secretcam – French disability in workplace serious game

SecretCam looks like a really interesting game that can be used to explore issues surrounding access and equity for disabled people in the workplace.

It uses first person perspective video and gives players the opportunity to “secretly” watch NPCs through their webcam when they are told that they will need to make adjustments to the workplace to support disabled workers.

Sadly, it isn’t yet available in English and my French is plus mal.
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ClassDojo

Simple tool for gamifying classroom management. Class Dojo lets you create avatars for each student and give (or deduct) points for good behaviour.
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Creating Interactive Stories « doug – off the record

Inklewriter is a useful looking tool for creating branching scenarios, much like the old Choose your own adventure books.
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