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Gamifying or Serious Games?

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IVOR WILLIAMSON posted a discussion

Organization Design for L&D functions

Hi everyone,I am about to embark on a piece of work for a Target Operating Model for our Learning Function. We have a number of current, fairly traditional roles defined with JDs such as business learning partners who face off to the verticals, learning designers and curriculum and programme managers in a central pool, facilitators and trainers etc.I am keen to understand what future type roles and skillsets in L&D I should be considering as we re-engineer the function. I understand that it…See More
Sep 9, 2018
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"I am writing a learning strategy...could anyone point me in the right direction of a resources, templates that could help please?"
Jun 6, 2016
Martin Sinclair replied to IVOR WILLIAMSON's discussion Gamifying or Serious Games?
"Hi Ivor, There is a lot to consider here. I would agree with others that a serious game and using elements of gamification are different approaches and should be considered as such. They are certainly not interchangeable. Another aspect is that…"
Apr 20, 2016
An Coppens replied to IVOR WILLIAMSON's discussion Gamifying or Serious Games?
"Hi Ivor, I think both Nick and simon highlight some of the key points to consider when choosing your options. I agree with the comment Sarah made, based on the description you have provided so far that may be a safe environment for learning could…"
Apr 14, 2016
IVOR WILLIAMSON replied to IVOR WILLIAMSON's discussion Gamifying or Serious Games?
"Hi Sarah, Great ideas! Yes I feel more aligned to an actual serious game approach and ideally we would look at CDD as only an aspect of the wider driver of increasing the client book. 2D is fine...but yes I take your point that a proof of concept…"
Apr 7, 2016
Sarah McGowan replied to IVOR WILLIAMSON's discussion Gamifying or Serious Games?
"Some great responses below from Nick and Simon so I just wanted to reiterate some of the points they've made. With experience in CDD training from a traditional eLearning capacity, I have found that these topics are prime for a game based…"
Apr 4, 2016
IVOR WILLIAMSON replied to IVOR WILLIAMSON's discussion Gamifying or Serious Games?
"Hi Nick, Appreciate the reply - some excellent points for me to consider and you are absolutely right to highlight technology and platform access. I'm doubtful we are personally ready for digital gamification or game based learning (at least…"
Apr 1, 2016
IVOR WILLIAMSON replied to IVOR WILLIAMSON's discussion Gamifying or Serious Games?
"Simon, Thank you very much for your detailed, thoughtful reply. You have given me a number of things to think about including the type of feedback I should consider and made the distinction between gamification and serious games much clearer to me.…"
Apr 1, 2016

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At 15:34 on February 8, 2009, George Siemens said…
Hi Ivor: http://www.thebrain.com/


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