Tag: simulations

You Decide! Interactivity in New Media

interactivity in new media

I recently wrote about my experiences presenting at FocusOn Learning 2017 (you can read about them here). Part of my presentation pertained to branching scenarios, online simulations in which learners decide how to proceed in problem solving. Typically, learners get different narrative endings depending on the choices they made throughout the scenario. If they’re unhappy […]

Gamification Basics

Gamification is revolutionizing the field of learning and development. That was the main thrust of the Game On! Gamification Strategies for Instructional Designers and Trainers skills seminar I led at the recent ASTD Chicagoland Chapter meeting at the DePaul University School for New Learning on September 18th. Using micro-credentials to reward users for acquiring new knowledge or […]

Online Adult Education: The Future is Here Today (Part 2)

What Associations Can Learn from K-12 Before the long holiday weekend, we had the pleasure of perusing a new infographic from KnowledgeWorks.  Brought to our attention by Jeff Cobb, author of 10 Ways to Be a Better Learner, the infographic displays one company’s view of the “Future of Learning.”  Click here to see the infographic, […]

eLearning Simulations: Choose Your Own Adventure

Do you remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books you may have read when you were little?  Each decision you made would correspond with a page number in the book which you were supposed to immediately turn to.  Different decisions elicited different results.  A few weeks ago I published a blog post on Virtual Patient […]

Virtual Patient eLearning Simulations: An Introduction & Check List

Medical education experts have grappled with the difficulties of providing learners with authentic and flexible opportunities to manage complex clinical situations in a controlled learning environment for years, but recent collaborations with eLearning experts may hold the key to a new wave of interactive courses focused on building clinical decision-making skills. The innovation that spawned […]