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Gamification of Education

Gamification of Education

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Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework (This is the Gamification Framework that I am most known for. Within a year, it was translated into 9 different languages and became classic teaching literature in the gamification space in the US, Europe, Australia and South America.) Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework Gamification is design that places the most emphasis on human motivation in the process. Top 10 Education Gamification Examples that will Change our Future New to Gamification? Check out my post What is Gamification & my Gamification Framework: Octalysis Education Gamification in Action. There’s a lot of potential in the field of Education Gamification. I believe that humans have an innate Desire to learn.

» Gamification in Education: Epic Win, or Epic Fail? Have you ever felt that each move you made in life was part of a bigger game? These days it just may be, as a trend referred to as “gamification” has swept industries as diverse as marketing, travel, and even education. While turning everything into a game sure seems like fun, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Gamification in Education The breakthrough happened after the student took the Bartle's Gamer Profile Quiz and we found out that he was a "killer." Off-the-charts killer, but achievement meant nothing to this student. Just like grades. No, we haven't identified the next school shooter, and I sure wish that Bartle hadn't named one of the four gamer profiles "killer" -- but nonetheless, this student identified with this profile.

edutopia - Formative Assessment I thought I could read my students' body language. I was wrong. As an experiment, I used Socrative when I taught binary numbers. What I learned forever changed my views on being a better teacher. Why Formative Assessment Makes Better Teachers 3 Reasons NOT to Gamify Education Gamifying education is all the rage right now. Applying game mechanics skillfully is almost a fail-proof way to engage students and incentivize learning. Students sit quietly in their spots for the Super Student Badge; they line up when the bell rings to get 5 points; they see their Star Bank growing with each answer they get correct in an online educational app. We even hosted a whole session on gamification at our SF Edutech Meetup as members clamored to discuss the promising yet entirely intriguing topic. I’ve been a student and a teacher, and there’s no doubt in my mind that infusing school with competitive gaming antics can boost test scores and set the tone for perfect classroom management, but in some ways, I agree with Professor and Video Game enthusiast, Ian Bogost, that “gamification is B.S.” and here’s why… 3 Things to Consider

Education Home of everything Gamification Education -- research, community, case studies and more -- as part of the family of wikis. Want to help us create this website? Contact us! Introduction Book Review: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction, by Karl M. Kapp by Jennifer Neibert With a solid basis in academic research and design guidance for those who want to create meaningful learning experiences, Karl Kapp issues a challenge in his latest book, The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-Based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education. Can we, as learning professionals, take back the concept of gamification, adding richer meaning and depth, to make it more meaningful to learning and instruction? If you’re up to the challenge, Karl Kapp’s latest book offers best practices, design considerations, and pragmatic recommendations that will surely change the way you think about enhancing your learning initiatives through the use of games.