Articles by Dilpazier Aslam

The art of building mental maps

Why is it when someone reads your mobile number back to you, it sounds so unfamiliar?  The answer lies in understanding how our memories store information. We remember things using mental maps, it's our brain's way of making sense of lots of information. Put another way, you remember your number in a pattern and not just as a long list of numbers. …

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How much fun is mandatory fun?

Imagine getting an email from your manager telling you to complete 45 minutes of mandated fun. You will have fun completing this course about our anti-corruption policy, because it’s gamified. Most of us might respond like Zayd to the suggestion of reading a book or going out to the garden. It’s not something we ‘want’ to do.

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Can gamification make you run faster?

Gamification is a bit of buzz word. But what is it? And how can you use it to help transform elearning into a much more powerful tool? And can gamification really make you run faster? [For bonus points – read the very last paragraph in this blog now.] Here’s one definition of gamification: Game elements  +   Game design techniques  …

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How to Bring Gamification to Life: A Short Practical Guide

Gamification is about turning learners into engaged and motivated players. Previously we've written the various ways to engage players and creating a positive feedback loop to motivate  them, but when it comes down to it, how do you actually bring a gamified course to life? Six Easy-to-Follow Steps to a Gamifed Course Step 1: Define the business …

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Do you know how to think like a gamer?

Let's talk about how to think like a gamer. But before that, let me ask you this question: why would you want to add gamification to your elearning in the first place? Do you recall the last time you spent way too much time playing a game? Hide and seek, Scrabble or Minecraft? There’s something about the human being that’s driven to achieve …

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