313 Increasing Performance with Mobile Games and Gamification

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wednesday, June 8


Lone Star F

Incorporating gaming techniques (serious games, social games, and gamification) within educational programs and corporate training experiences is one of the hottest topics in the learning and development field today. If your organization isn’t already leveraging the power of gaming, then this session is the perfect way to quickly assess whether and where mobile gaming and gamification techniques are right for your organization.

The session will explore some of the most pressing questions academia and corporations are asking, including: What’s the difference between games and gamification? Aren’t games only for the Millennial generation? In what ways are games an effective means to deliver educational and corporate training experiences? How do you blend gaming experiences within existing learning programs and courses to make a business impact? How do you gain stakeholder buy-in for games at work and at school?

In this session, you will learn:

  • The distinction between games and gamification
  • About a variety of real-world mobile learning gamification experiences that have been proven to improve performance and increase retention
  • Best practices for increasing the effectiveness of games and gamification
  • How to sell the concept to your stakeholders, and tips for gaining their buy-in for the project

Novice and intermediate designers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Games and gamification techniques applied through a variety of mobile devices.

Brenda Enders

President & Chief Learning Strategist

Enders Consulting

Brenda Enders is the president and chief learning strategist for Enders Consulting, a St. Louis, MO-based company. She is a consultant, author, and public speaker specializing in leveraging innovative technologies to improve employee performance. She has 19 years’ experience in the learning and development field. Brenda’s first book, Manager’s Guide to Mobile Learning, was published in 2013. Prior to founding Enders Consulting, Brenda was the chief learning strategist and learning services practice leader for a custom learning solutions provider for 12 years, where she led the design and deployment of innovative and award-winning custom learning solutions.

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