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Monday, January 31, 2011

Choices and Calculations: How They Differ and Why it Matters in Gaming and Instructional Design

I read a great post recently over at "The Usable Learning Blog," discussing how game theory can inform instructional design in significant ways. Her example was this great video that explains the difference between choice and calculation and how it makes all the difference in engagement in gaming.

Gaming is used frequently in training, but not necessarily as effectively as it could. I agree with Julie when she says, " So much of the stuff written about instructional design recommendations is good, but frequently vague or too general (with a few exceptions like Tom Kuhlman and Cathy Moore), while in the mean time I keep finding really great experience design information in the game design blogs that addresses very specific problems."

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