Chapter 5

Foundational Elements

CHAPTER QUESTIONS

  • What are the foundational elements of ILEs?
  • How does feedback impact learning in ILEs?
  • What constructs should I consider when creating an ILE?
  • What should I consider when creating a story challenge for the ILE?

Introduction

In this chapter we will be discussing the elements that are the building blocks of simulations, games, and gamification.

A simulation is an interactive representation of an event, system, or action. If you add elements like feedback, constructs, artificial challenge, and exaggerated story to a simulation, at some point it becomes a game. The same “elements” you add to a simulation to make it a game can also be added to non-simulation environments to “gamify” them. The equation ...

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