Defining Gamification

By Josh Yavelberg, PhD

When the term “gamification” is thrown around in conversation, it often elicits very different responses as to what it means. I have provided summarized guidance to clients that helps to normalize the discussion that I will share with you here. Definitions Game: a form of play or sport, especially a competitive one played according to…

Fall 2021 Training Market Report

By Josh Yavelberg, PhD

October and November of 2021 have provided a marathon of training and development conference events. These events included DevLearn 2021 held in Las Vegas, Nevada and a series of virtual conferences including TechLearn, Camp GamiCon, and at the time of writing this, two additional conferences will be held next week which are Learning 2021 and…

TechLearn 2021 Engagement Gamification: Pulling Back the Curtain

By Josh Yavelberg, PhD

https://youtu.be/Kb6diQXIiRY In March of this year, Flying Cloud Solutions was asked at the last minute by Training Magazine and Sententia Gamificaton to utilize the gamification features within the upcoming Training 2021 conference site (Pathable) to “make something happen.” Stepping up to the challenge, we worked within the system and made adjustments along the way to…

Color Theory for Instructional Design

By Josh Yavelberg, PhD

While attending a Training Magazine Network webinar event, I made a off-handed comment regarding the importance of understanding color theory and accessibility for instructional design. I shared a few tools and resources and was quickly asked to present a webinar on the topic to their audience at some point in the future. That time has…

Learning Event Game Plan Toolkit

By Josh Yavelberg, PhD

https://youtu.be/qh7QlGJaVdc I was asked by colleagues to provide a workshop on developing a game plan for delivering a learning event. The concept of “game planning” got me immediately thinking about coaches for sports teams and how they use a whiteboard to develop their strategies and convey information to the team. The x’s and o’s of…

ASAE 2020 Virtual Conference

By Josh Yavelberg, PhD

https://youtu.be/TV1_FZBKRTU On August 11th at 11am, Bucky Dodd from iLED and I will be presenting our talk at ASAE 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and Exposition. The title of our presentation is Developing a “New Normal” for Association Learning Experiences.  This is not actually the original title for our presentation. Originally the session was titled, “Develop…