THE IMPORTANCE OF CHARACTERS IN GAMES
Social learning theory focuses on the importance of observation and modelling as a key part in the learning process alongside classical and operant conditioning.
Social learning was illustrated by one of my favourite experiments by Banduras Bobo Doll experiment in 1961. Modelling is taking on board the behaviours which we observe from people around us. In society, we are surrounded by role models, who illustrate both positive and negative behaviours. For children this modelling is an essential part of their development, helping to mould them into the person they are to become. It is also important for adults as well.
BATTLE FOR THE BEST LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Does the thought of an away day building a raft with your colleagues leave you feeling excited or nauseous?
Does a new concept in leadership training; (a 3D multiplayer online puzzle-based game, set on a tropical island), float your boat or sink your sandbags?!
We compare leadership development serious game “Unlock: Leadership” with traditional ‘outward bound’ style leadership activities.
DO SERIOUS GAMES REALLY WORK?
Yes they do and we have metrics to demonstrate ‘Return On Engagement’!
Earlier this year Totem Learning designed and developed a game to educate business owners on greener IT practices. The game develops players’ understanding of IT issues within their company and supports them to implement better, greener practices.
NEW LEADERSHIP GAME ABOUT TO LAUNCH!
A ground-breaking new game for leadership training is being launched at leading L&D exhibition; World of Learning.
The 3D, online, multiplayer game is set on a tropical island, in which players must work together, communicating only by instant messaging to solve puzzles and succeed. Each level challenges players on different leadership skills such as problem solving and negotiation, and switches the lead role between players allowing each a chance to shine.
TOTEM'S TOP 10 SERIOUS GAMES
Who doesn’t love a list!
The team here at Totem Learning have been discussing our all-time favourite Games for Learning, or Serious Games. It’s a really interesting subject we want to share with you all!
TOTEM'S TOP 10 SERIOUS GAMES FOR UK POLITICS
Today’s the day! Have you all been avidly following the news? Keeping informed? Polling offices close at 22:00 but as long as you are in the queue before then you can still vote –
TOTEM'S TOP 10 SERIOUS GAMES FOR 'EARTH DAY'
The second in Totem's Top Ten Serious Games Series. This blog is all about games that address environmental issues.
TEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SWITCH TO SERIOUS GAMES
Our at a glance top 10 of why you need to switch to serious games for your learning and development. This infographic taken from a previous blog post by Helen Routledge, shows you some of the research into why games based learning has such huge and far reaching benefits for organisational training.
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: SCARY SERIOUS GAMES!
It’s Halloween and we’ve been thinking about ghouls and ghosts and the whole horror gaming genre and how that has been leveraged in the Serious Games world.
Here are a few Serious Games that sprung to mind:
THE BENEFITS OF SERIOUS GAMES
This is probably the most common argument you might hear if you are looking into Serious Games. Everyone in the industry screams this out of the top of their lungs, but that’s because it’s true. You may think Serious Games will only appeal to the young, to the gamers, but actually cleverly designed solutions should appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds regardless of whether they have played games before or not.
And here’s why! ...