Game based learning design specialists

Game-based learning skills are a speciality of Rob Williams Assessments and our sister site, Learning through games is fun. Plus, effective game based learning design amplifies learning.

Well-Designed Game based learning

Well-designed game based learning provides an engaging and authentic environment designed to keep practice meaningful and personally relevant. With simulated visualization, authentic problem solving, and instant feedback, computer games can afford a realistic framework for experimentation.

Another key feature of well-designed games that can enhance learning and motivation is is adaptive difficulty levels. The Russian psychologist Vygotsky argued that the best instruction hovers at the boundary of a student’s competence.

Optimal ‘flow’ is another name for this phenomenon. But what is this flow’ construct? It’s an optimal experiential state that involves complete immersion in an activity and a deep sense of enjoyment. Flow represents full engagement, which is crucial for deep learning.

Below we list useful links to not only game-based learning but also game-based assessment. Whether for education or in the world of business.

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Game based learning specialists

Game-based learning design

Since 2017 we have been leading the psychometric test design input to the MindX design team for their game-based learning assessment (GBA) tools. This has continued since the HireVue takeover of the MindX company in May 2018.

The digital assessment supplier Hire Vue, with their cutting-edge cognitive ability mini-game tests, is the leading worldwide supplier of game-based assessment. For entry talent, for graduate assessment and for more manager assessment.

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Game based learning

The popularity of video games has drawn researchers’ attention in the exploration of the possibility of  using video games to enhance knowledge, skills, and other personal attributes.

The idea of using games for serious purposes other than entertainment is called game-based learning. Advocates of game-based learning argue that well-designed video games represent solid learning principles. A fair amount of research shows that game-based learning is at least as effective as nongame conditions, such as class- room contexts.

Game-based learning design

In addition, when game-based assessment is designed following a principled design framework such as evidence-centered design or cognitive design system, the assessment is likely to have high validity and reliability.

Game-based assessment is essentially performance-based assessment. Tasks that require students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills by working through a task.

Game-based learning design

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Game-based learning design