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ALEs Definitions

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Icon for Gamification Gamification::

The use of game strategies and mechanics in a non-game context to better engage participants (e.g. keeping score and awarding points for tasks such as filling out your timesheet or completing annual training)


Icon for Serious GamesSerious Games:  

Games whose primary purpose is education rather than entertainment (e.g. war games).

 Icon for Applied Learning Environments Applied Learning Environments:

An ALE is any simulated environment designed to engage participants in active/applied learning to achieve specific learning objectives.