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How to Justify a Training Investment in Gamification. June.21.2016 By: Carol Leaman Can you justify a training investment in gamification?

How to Justify a Training Investment in Gamification

Absolutely. In fact, research is now available that shows gamification cannot only contribute to the overall effectiveness of employee training, but can lead to improvements in your overall organizational performance. You can’t get business results if your employees don’t actively participate in training. If they don’t participate, they won’t gain the knowledge they need to do the job well. That’s where gamification justifies itself. For the first time, there's hard data that shows how specific game mechanics increase engagement and learning results, providing substantial evidence that it’s well worth the investment. 1. While it might be tempting to dismiss game play as nothing more than hype, research shows it actually works. Besides increasing participation, game play can also help boost the learning itself. 2. Kapp’s research also aligns with our findings. Welcome to Game Theory - The University of Tokyo. About this course: This course provides a brief introduction to game theory.

Welcome to Game Theory - The University of Tokyo

Our main goal is to understand the basic ideas behind the key concepts in game theory, such as equilibrium, rationality, and cooperation. The course uses very little mathematics, and it is ideal for those who are looking for a conceptual introduction to game theory. Business competition, political campaigns, the struggle for existence by animals and plants, and so on, can all be regarded as a kind of “game,” in which individuals try to do their best against others. Game theory provides a general framework to describe and analyze how individuals behave in such “strategic” situations. This course focuses on the key concepts in game theory, and attempts to outline the informal basic ideas that are often hidden behind mathematical definitions.

Serious Gaming - Erasmus University Rotterdam. About this course: Have you ever wondered how playing games can help us to train people, deal with societal challenges or raise awareness of contemporary social issues?

Serious Gaming - Erasmus University Rotterdam

In this MOOC you will learn the ins and outs of games that are designed with exactly those purposes in mind: serious games. We will define serious games and discuss the different types that have been developed. We will explain why people like to play them and what impact they may have. State of the art theories from game studies, philosophy and media psychology will be used to help you understand how serious games work and how they appeal to players. The potential impact of gaming is addressed in detail by discussing persuasive games, which aim at changing the player's attitude. 8 Free Game Design and Development Courses and Resources Online. Specialization. Stemming from the principles of storytelling and design established in CalArts’ renowned Animation programs, this Specialization lays a primary foundation for experimentation and exploration of video game design, story, character development, and winning gameplay before programming begins.

Specialization

These four courses emphasize the self-reliance and personal expression of the gaming artist, and encourage you to take conceptual risks and develop new modes of expression and form through gaming. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll put your creative skills to work by generating an engaging game design document for a personal game project, outlining the conceptual, narrative and aesthetic elements of your game. Created by: 5 courses Follow the suggested order or choose your own. Projects Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

Certificates Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn. Introduction to Game Design - California Institute of the Arts. Introduction to Game Design. This is an Archived Course EdX keeps courses open for enrollment after they end to allow learners to explore content and continue learning.

Introduction to Game Design

All features and materials may not be available, and course content will not be updated. Check back often to see when new course start dates are announced. We have all played and enjoyed games, but how do people actually design them? How do you describe a game? This course explores these questions and others through six content units over seven weeks. For the course project, participants will create either a digital game or a board game.

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