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Jul 6, 2009
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The Truth about using Games as a Teaching Tool

Believe it or not, many instructors/managers do not see games as a serious teaching tool. It may be hard to admit, but, in some ways, they’re right! In most cases, their beliefs have been influenced by a variety of factors, the most common of which is their personal experience seeing how games are used in a classroom. To make matters worse, many instructors who use games are unknowingly reinforcing the negatives that so many have about using games.In this article, I will show you why it is not…See More
Jul 6, 2009
John Dillon posted a blog post

To know what they know …. That is THE question! Using games to assess trainees:

Have you ever wondered how much of your training really “sticks”? Are you looking for ways to find out what your trainees really know? This lively, 30 minute webinar focuses on the power of games as a tool for formal and informal assessment. We’ll explore the challenges that we face when assessing adult learners and introduce you to tools to meet those challenges. You’ll learn how Audience Response devices can be used to gauge, in real time, the effectiveness of your presentation. Attend this…See More
May 29, 2009

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Century College
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About Me
I am a Paramedic in MN and have been for close to 30 years. I have been a very active educator for many of those years. I also am a co-founder of a software company http://www.c3softworks.com that creates games for training. I have combined my experience in the classroom with software to find unique ways to deliver information in the classroom. I currently help other instructors through webinars and workshops on how to use games as a serious teaching tool. PLAY A SAMPLE GAME

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The Truth about using Games as a Teaching Tool

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Believe it or not, many instructors/managers do not see games as a serious teaching tool. It may be hard to admit, but, in some ways, they’re right! In most cases, their beliefs have been influenced by a variety of factors, the most common of which is their personal experience seeing how games are used in a classroom. To make matters worse, many instructors who use games are unknowingly reinforcing the negatives that so many have about using games.



In this article, I will show you… Continue

To know what they know …. That is THE question! Using games to assess trainees:

Posted on May 29, 2009 at 11:20am 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered how much of your training really “sticks”? Are you looking for ways to find out what your trainees really know? This lively, 30 minute webinar focuses on the power of games as a tool for formal and informal assessment. We’ll explore the challenges that we face when assessing adult learners and introduce you to tools to meet those challenges. You’ll learn how Audience Response devices can be used to gauge, in real time, the effectiveness of your presentation. Attend this… Continue

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