Play Games, Enjoy Games and be a Better Gamification Designer

Video game 2154473 Play Games Enjoy Games and be a Better Gamification Designer

Andrzej Marczewski

Gamification Expert, author, consultant and designer. I love to write about it, talk about it and bore people to death with it! If you really want to get to know me, check out the About page.

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  1. I work with instructional designers and instructors and often include a section in my workshops on Purposeful Play where I encourage them to play games and give them some suggestions for how to analyze them and extract ideas they can use, whether or not they are gamifying their courses. In one session, for instance, we took the concept from games that award up to three stars per level completed and turned it into a way of fostering autonomy and competency. Let’s say there were 6 modules in the course with up to 5 “stars” each. Students had to achieve 5 on the first and last modules but were free to focus on the middle 4 modules as they chose as long as they accrued at least 25 “stars” total. Besides, often giving people a taste of the secret sauce of engagement in a good game can give inspire them to kick their learning designs up a notch.

  2. Mike GMike G says:

    Understanding games is a must! Playing games is an ability! Mixing all together is the right formula to success!

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