Blog - Andrew Fayad

  • January 27, 2015

    Say “Bonjour” to the Gamification of Language Learning

    By: Andrew Fayad

    There’s a reason that 80 percent of the human population sticks to just one language: The time it takes to learn a new language is long, the process is hard, and the maintenance can be tricky. In the past, brushing up on your French meant anything from listening to long audio lessons or taking a […]

  • November 20, 2014

    Engagement Through Gamification

    By: Aaron Hill

    It’s not a new story—educators through time have struggled with engaging learners. Today’s instructional designers must find a way to engage eLearners while developing skills or changing behaviors to meet the goals of the training. Learners and designers don’t interact during the learning, so running nails down the chalkboard isn’t an option to wake a […]

  • September 08, 2014

    Game On: Why Corporations are Turning to Gamification for Training

    By: Andrew Fayad

    PowerPoint presentations, videos and taking notes: Traditional corporate training might be effective, but it’s not like employees are itching to log in their free time. But what if a training module was both effective and enjoyable? Gamification taps into learners’ need for achievement, competition and growth for maximum impact and results. It makes sense that it’s one […]

  • July 23, 2014

    Serious Gamification at Work: For the Win

    By: Aaron Hill

    Get Serious: Gamification FTW Managers want their team members to play well together, but leaders have no desire to micromanage. It’s called “walking a tightrope.” They want their team members to take personal responsibility so they don’t have to account to their directors for lack of results. They want to see productivity, effectiveness and achievement […]

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