Friday, January 27, 2023

Adventure Game Ideas for eLearning

Adventure games are usually single player games in which the player controls the actions of the main character of the game (protagonist). All adventure games have a story or a narrative to it. The player is required to navigate and explore spaces such as rooms or landscapes to solve a puzzle or reach a destination. During the game, the player is faced with obstacles that they must avoid and enemies that they must defeat in order to proceed. Collectable objects are often placed in these spaces that help the player combat these situations and accomplish the assigned task. Unlike other gaming genres, you can get very creative when building adventure games. And because it is fun to play, it naturally becomes a great template for elearning games.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Creating elearning simulations

What is a simulation? A simulation is a system built artificially, mimicking a real-life environment and situation that allows a participant to interact with the system or alter it for the purpose of observing, learning or experiencing the changes or responses to that interaction. We build simulations for participants when they do not have access to the real-life environment or are not permitted to access it. The reasons for not gaining access to these real-life environments are usually cost, security (of the environment), safety (of the participant) and rarity. Since simulations are used for observation and learning, they find a place inside elearning courses as well.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Flashcards in elearning

What are flashcards? Flashcards are used to help learners retrieve information completely from memory. This method is referred to as Active Recall and it creates a permanent connection to the content or the learning material. Every card has content on both sides, one side has the cue and the other has the answer. Learners look at the cue and try to recollect the answer on the other side in a short span of time from memory. The learners then look at the answer on the reverse side for confirmation.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Machine learning in e-learning - k-means clustering

Is it possible to use machine learning in e-learning? There are several aspects of e-learning where machine learning (ML) can be applied. Machine learning can be used directly in the learning content or on analytics. Since an LMS captures a large amount of data every day related to the content (courses or modules), learners and trainers, machine learning can immediately find application in analytics. Before we get to that, let’s understand what Machine Learning is in simple terms. Machine learning (ML) is a subset of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In Machine Learning, you write algorithms that allow the system to learn from the data provided. The system discovers data features and then uses that to conclude a fact, perform an action or improve itself.

Monday, January 2, 2023

Interactive Matrix Diagrams

A picture is worth a thousand words. Many complex ideas are represented visually and one of them is a chart. We have all used charts at some point in our lives. These could be line charts, bar charts, scatter charts. Apart from these data charts, we also use diagrams that represent data pictorially just like other charts. Charts and diagrams help us visualize data and their dependencies and are designed for studies and analysis. And so, they are also used in e-learning courses. Since we love interactivity, in this post we will look at an interactive elearning example with the use case of a matrix diagram or chart. You can also play around with a simple interactive chart on this post.

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