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Games & Workplace Skills

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Learning for Doing: Designing Instructional Games for the Workplace
Ethan Valentine

While learning games have received a large amount of attention and research in the last few years, there is still a large gap with regard to workplace learning. Very little literature is available that aims to develop a set of design principles specific to a learning setting that differs significantly from traditional classrooms. Therefore, the goal of this work is to elicit discussion on the design of game-based learning for the workplace, as well to encourage research in this crucial, but often forgotten, learning setting. In this paper I first consider these differences and examine the joint media engagement (JME) framework as it applies to the workplace. I then examine existing literature on game design and use in the workplace. Based on this literature, I propose a set of design principles for workplace-based instructional games based on the joint media engagement (JME) framework.

The Evolution of Scenario-based Learning
Justin Lee, Estelle Domingos

Being an online university, we, the Course Media team at Capella University, have a unique opportunity to integrate interactivity into our courses for adult learners. We create games and other interactive media that simulate authentic real-world professional experiences. Since 2010, we have created four game-like, scenario-based learning products, honing our approach with each iteration, all the while gaining valuable insights. It has not been an easy road traveled, and it is these lessons-learned, process improvements, and efficiencies that we would like to share. And we are not done creating these types of products for the foreseeable future, so we welcome discussion and suggestions towards creating a better, more effective product in a more efficient way.

Fair Play [Title TBD]
Dennis Ramirez, Kurt Squire

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Beth King

Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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Estelle Domingos

Lead Media Designer, Capella University
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Justin Lee

Lead Media Designer, Capella University
Justin is the Lead Media Designer at Capella University, where he partners with academic leadership, acting as a conduit and advocate for engaging, innovative and effective media ideation and direction. Due to his curiosity and love of solving problems, he has successfully performed... Read More →

Ethan Valentine

Iowa City, Iowa, United States, University of Iowa

Thursday July 9, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
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