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Persuasion triggers to drive behaviour

  26th July, 2017 By An Coppens

Cialdini researched and wrote about the power of persuasion and found that there are 6 universal rules to persuade. Here is the best summary of these principles: [video_player type="embed" width="560" height="315" align="center" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="20"]Read more

Gamified learning example: Py

  24th July, 2017 By An Coppens

I like trying out new gamified applications, to see how designers have used gamification. On the recommendation of Andrzej, I tried out a teaching to code application called Py. I have to say I love the simplicity of the gamification and how it motivates the

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What the Game of Thrones can teach us about suspense..

  21st July, 2017 By An Coppens

I have to admit, I was introduced by rather gentle force to watch The Game of Thrones, normally I would shy away from series with lots of killing, fighting and blood scenes. Some of the episodes did leave me with nightmares, so having some lighthearted fun after watching it is always recommendable i

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Chatting about gamification in learning

  19th July, 2017 By An Coppens

Yesterday, I had the fun experience of being the guest on TLDchat, where learning and development specialists come and hang out online for one hour every weekday to discuss topics and challenges in the industry. Obviously, my topic involved gamification, some great questions came up, which I found v

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Are you ready for your adventures?

  17th July, 2017 By An Coppens

Heathrow airport has launched a Pokemon Go style application to entertain children, whilst moving through the airport. They drew inspiration from the Mr Men and Little Miss book series, to come up with characters for their augmented reality treasure hunt. At various points after check-in and securit

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Confusion about gamification

  14th July, 2017 By An Coppens

In the learning and development world a lot of people are confused about gamification and the difference between gamification and game based learning. Both have a place in the learning process, just think of it as a way of blending multiple ways of conveying knowledge. I make the distinction that i

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Why do we learn?

  12th July, 2017 By An Coppens

In the corporate sector, we have individual reasons for learning, just like we do outside of work. There are some commonalities in all organisations, but individuals typically have a few reasons to learn:

  • To build their professional skills or keep them updated
  • To advance in the

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Role plays in learning

  10th July, 2017 By An Coppens

As a trainer in the corporate sector, the moment you mentioned role plays, you would receive an almighty groan from everyone. Although the technique works to practise a new skill, the way you practise has a lot to do with the effectiveness of how the learner plays. The biggest fear most people have

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Artificial intelligence in learning

  7th July, 2017 By An Coppens

Artificial intelligence (AI) is starting to invade a lot of applications we use regularly from Apple's Siri to Amazons Alexa and a few others. The algorithms are consistently improving and some interesting use cases in learning are appearing too. IBM's Watson is probably one of the better know tools

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What game mechanic to use when?

  5th July, 2017 By An Coppens

At a recent networking event, when people found out I worked on gamification, I kept getting the question on what were the best game mechanics for which scenario. It was great to hear a lot of the people there, had heard of gamification and wanted to add it to their tools, mainly software and digita

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