A Lexicon of Games - March

  • 18 Mar 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar
  • 46


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There is much talk these days about the value of gamification in training and development. But what, precisely, distinguishes a games-based learning experience from any other type of training? And how do you begin to wrap your head around the differences between different types of games?

This webinar session will provide a foundational understanding of the subject in order to support participants in applying gamification in training environments. In this session, we will introduce and discuss selected game genres, analyze some examples, and talk about each genre's potential learning applications. By the end of the presentation you should be able to do the following:

  • define a game as a unique type of learning experience.
  • identify selected game genres.
  • differentiate game genres according to design characteristics.
  • articulate some potential training applications of various game genres.

Robert Bell is Director of Games and Simulations at Enspire, a TrainingIndustry.com Top 20 Gamification Company. He has worked at Enspire since 2008 and has a decade's worth of experience in education and instructional design. Robert is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and of Brooklyn College, where he received an M.S. in education. In his time at Enspire, he has worked on gamification and simulation projects for a variety of organizations, including USAA, ConAgra Foods, International Disaster Assistance & Relief Training, and Doorways to Dreams. Robert has presented sessions on the subject of games-based learning at ASTD TechKnowledge and ICE, Training Magazine Conference & Expo, and Serious Play Conference, among others.

Contact info:
--Website: http://www.enspire.com
--Phone: 512-472-8400
--Email: robert.bell@enspire.com
--Twitter: @enspire

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