"Games are the most elevated form of investigation." - Albert Einstein
In this free practical guide Brightwave's Blended Learning Consultant Alex Reeve explores the growing use of gamification in learning and how game-based techniques can energise online learning programmes.
About this practical guide
In this guide we'll use real-world examples of how game-based techniques can energise online learning programmes and make a positive, measurable impact. Some techniques (such as immersive 3D virtual environments) require substantial levels of investment, while others can be produced quickly and cost-effectively with just a little imagination, planning and game-based thinking. If you're interested in gamifying the provision of learning in your organisation, this guide will give you some useful food for thought.
This guide covers:
- Reasons for using game-based learning
- Story, characters and goals
- Virtual role-play
- Avatars and reward systems
- Leaderboards, competition and team games
- Exploring virtual environments
- Mobile games
- Take-a-break games