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3 Guidelines for Creating a Dynamic Classroom-Based Escape Room

Posted by Sandy Beauchemin on 9/2/19 8:00 AM

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When a performance-based review is not a realistic option, a fun way to conduct a non-performance review is in the form of an escape room. An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players (often in teams) solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Within a training environment, the classroom is used as the escape room and the course content is used to create the puzzles and riddles.

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Topics: instructional techniques, gamification, making training fun, microlearning

How to Apply the Concepts Behind Common Training Buzzwords

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 4/8/19 8:00 AM

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If you’re like me, perhaps your head is spinning with all the buzzwords that float around our training profession. But, don’t fret. To be an effective trainer for your learners and organization, the main thing is to understand and apply the concepts behind these buzzwords!

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Topics: gamification, microlearning

How to Use Interactive Games and Exercises in Training

Posted by Langevin Team on 10/22/18 8:00 AM

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Learners want training to be fun. It’s as simple as that. To encourage and maintain ideal behaviors, and to ensure a successful transfer of new knowledge and skills, training must be interesting and motivating for learners. Don’t forget, we are often competing with cell phones, social media, emails, and other distractions, so it’s essential to ensure learning is fun.

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Topics: instructional techniques, games in training, gamification

5 Reasons to Play Games in Training

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 10/15/18 8:00 AM

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Help release the inner child in your participants by playing games in your training sessions. Sure, you’ve likely played Jeopardy and Who Wants to be a Millionaire in your training, but did you ever stop to think about all the benefits of playing those games? How often have you designed a workshop and thought about how to spice things up or add fun and high energy to the learning process? There are many ways to add fun and excitement to your training, but a sure-fire way to do it is to play a short game. Notice I said a short game? Like any activity, games in training should be fun but not too long. If a game goes on too long the learners become bored and will disengage.

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Topics: instructional design, games in training, gamification, making training fun

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