ID and eLearning Links (6/3/18)

    • Gamification works when it’s designed thoughtfully and stays focused on learning goals. Sharon Boller shares guidelines and picks apart some questionable research.

      tags:gamification research learning

      • 1. Keep game complexity simple, particularly when you are using a game to support relatively short lessons.
      • 2. Reward players for performance, not completion.
      • 3. Be cautious with leaderboards.
      • 4. As much as possible, align the game element choices you use to the learner’s actual job context.
      • 5. Make the in-game goal align with the learning goal in a reasonable way that “makes sense” for the learners who will play your game or complete your gamified lesson.
      • 6. Stop thinking you have to make the game super “fun.”
    • Create a custom seekbar with a web object in Storyline. Only works for HTML5, not Flash. Download their widget for free and use it as a web object on any slide where you need a seekbar. Note: it’s free, but you have to share the post on social media in order to download it.

      tags:Storyline html5

    • This is geared toward individual experts or consultants who want to launch their own self-service courses. For most of this audience, they don’t even want to self-host with LearnDash (although he mentions that too). I am periodically contacted by people who fit this audience and don’t have the resources to hire an instructional designer. This might be a helpful article for that audience.

      tags:LMS consulting

    • Free tool for creating vector graphics with a desktop and cloud version

      tags:tools graphics free

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Instructional Design and E-Learning Links

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