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The Most Effective Uses of Gamification in Learning

An Coppens Gamification in learning works best when you make the learner think and you let them experience the consequences of their choices. Andrew Hughes Gamification can transform your material into something meaningful that users will carry with them long after they’ve finished your training. Anya Andrews Besides the learner audience engagement and development of… Read More ›

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Gamifying Learning with Moodle (#GBL)

Think Moodle is an old and boring LMS, think again! There are quite a few emerging platforms aiming to facilitate “gamification of education”, but who can resist our old brother Moodle who is free, open-source, community-driven and has caught up the trend of gamifying learning. Badge, badge, badge From Moodle 2.5 and after, it’s possible… Read More ›

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Alternate Reality Game (#ARG) and Mobile Learning (#mlearning)

An Alternate Reality Game (ARG) is an interactive networked narrative that uses the real world as a platform and uses transmedia storytelling to deliver a story that may be altered by participants’ ideas or actions. The form is defined by intense player involvement with a story that takes place in real-time and evolves according to participants’ responses. Subsequently, it is shaped… Read More ›

How to Use Game Mechanics and Elements in Learning Games?

Do you want to add games to your training solution set but aren’t sure how to get started? Bottom-Line Performance just published a white paper to help learning professionals integrate games into their training, and create meaningful learning games. It covers the basics involved in game design. There are lots of examples included. A game’s mechanics are… Read More ›

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Wheaton: The 5 Myths of Game-based Learning (#GBL)

This is a college educator’s intent to help other teachers (particularly other university professors teaching intelligence studies…) to have a more realistic view of both the difficulties and the rewards of incorporating games into their classes. With more than three year’s experience of using game-based learning in his classes, the practice is trickier than he… Read More ›

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Why Games Will Be More Successful in Education than Radio, TV, or MOOCs (#GBL)

by Justin Marquis Ph.D., OnlineUniversities.com Radio, TV, computers, video games, the Internet, and MOOCs. As major technological innovations have occurred throughout our history they have been regularly touted as the next great thing in education. Few of them ever actually live up to the hype though, and eventually fade out of education even as their prominence in society… Read More ›

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5 Easy Steps to #Gamifying #HigherEd

by Justin Marquis Ph.D. It’s time to get the party started with gamification in higher education. Maybe it’s the liberating feeling of the summer, or the fact that it is the perfect time for some educators to make improvements to their curriculums. Maybe I’m just sick of waiting for the gamification movement to bloom on its… Read More ›

Game-Based Learning for Sociology Research Methods

“I felt privileged and flattered to be asked to participate in the ‘Sociology does Apprentice’ style games day. It was a great opportunity to be able to have a real input into University teaching methods and influence new and exciting ways to learn about a topic which could be seen by some students as just… Read More ›

Study Finds Clues on How to Keep Kids Engaged with Educational Games

(Press Release) If you want teams of students to stay engaged while playing educational games, you might want them to switch seats pretty often. That’s one finding from a pilot study that evaluated how well middle school students were able to pay attention to game-based learning tasks. Students at a Raleigh, N.C., middle school were… Read More ›

3 Things about #Gamification of Education and Training – So True

Gamification isn’t just adding points, badges and terms onto the current curriculum. 3 Things I Wish Everyone Knew about Gamification from Remixing College English made good points about gamification for education and training. It’s an excellent article, you could follow the blog if you are serious about transforming your course through leveraging the ideas from gaming. ***** #1: Schooling is… Read More ›

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Increasing Engagement and Motivation through an Additive Grading System and Mastery Based Progression (#Gamification)

Rob Steller, Founder, Stellar Learning Innovations, LLC (makers of ClassXP) “Good morning, you all have an F.”    –    Lee Sheldon, Multiplayer Classroom In a way, the current education system is already set up like a game – just not a very well designed one. Students earn points (grades), gain levels (grades), and in… Read More ›

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Research Report on Game-Based Learning in Early Childhood (#GBL)

From MAGICAL  (Making Games in Collaboration for Learning) The use of digital game-based learning for early childhood is growing rapidly with technological enhancement, but without the academic research to determine its effectiveness. Despite the challenges of designing developmentally appropriate games with sound pedagogical bases, games are being published at an unprecedented rate, albeit with little or… Read More ›

Research and Markets: Global Game-based Learning Market 2013 Report

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 19, 2013– Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xhfkqk/global_gamebased) has announced the addition of the “Global Game-based Learning Market 2012-2016″ report to their offering. Global Game-Based Learning Market To Grow At A CAGR Of 15.6 Percent Over The Period 2012-2016 TechNavio’s report, the Global Game-based Learning Market 2012-2016, has been prepared based on an in-depth market… Read More ›

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The Core of Gamification for Education

Gamification for education might be a new term emerged in recent years. It represents the teaching practices that learn from good games. But some great educators probably have implemented the same philosophy in their learning activity design. This week Kevin Miklasz published 2 articles around this topic worth your reading. In the first post, he grouped James Gee’s… Read More ›

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Gamify Your Class with Moodle (#Gamification)

Some readers might wonder how well Learning Management System (LMS) could be integrated with gamifying mechanism after all the buzz about gamification. Moodleroom has explored why you might want to gamify your classroom, examples of gamification, and how to gamify with Moodle in this post : Best Practices: Gamify Your Class with Moodle. Activity completion and… Read More ›