Tagged: education

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Schools, Rewards and FFS

Chatting to my daughter today and she was telling me about the latest incentive/bribe scheme the school was running to get kids using RM Easimaths – a gamified maths app. The app, by the way, is brilliant. The set up was this. Most hours on the app gets a prize…...

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2016 Roundup

It’s that time of year again! The end of year round up. Quite a lot of blogs this year, though a little slower at the end 😉 It has been a mixed year for me. It was my first full year of working in gamification, for better or worse! I’m...

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What would you change?

I was asked a great question the other day. If you could go way back, what would you change? It  got me thinking at the time and I have had it in my mind ever since. At the time I said that I would probably change nothing. The truth is...

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4 part SAMR Model to Analyse Gamification

I love coming up with new models and frameworks, I find them really handy and hope that when I share them that others do as well. However, I am also a great believer in not reinventing the wheel! Recently I happened to see a comment from one of my favourite...

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The Flow Shift and Bounce

This is more a thought and possibly even a question to those who know more than me about the Flow concept.  I have spoken about Flow in the past and use it as a core principle to engaging long term design. However, recently it occurred to me that long term...

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Gamification World Congress 2014

Wow, what an amazing couple of days. Last week was Gamification World Congress 2014, the biggest Gamification event in Europe and I think in the world with over 600 people. They all came together over 3 days to celebrate the best Gamification has to offer in 3 days packed full...

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Why am I interested in Gamification?

This is a question many ask me – including myself! The answer is complicated I suppose, but worth mentioning here. Many feel that gamification is nothing more than an invention of consultants hell bent on making money from corporations who want to control their employees. In some instances this may...

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An Interview with Karl Kapp

To continue the interview theme for another week, I present my interview with Karl Kapp. Karl is an eLearning expert, author, researcher and all round fountain of information and understanding! Can you sum up what you do in a single sentence? I teach, study, research, write, and educate others about the...

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Harry Potter and the Gamification of School

When I was a kid a school (long before Harry Potter had been thought of – and gamification for that matter…), teaching methods generally sucked. A teach stood at the front of the class, dictated out ancient notes and you had to write them down in your exercise book. If...

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Gamification gone bad

To move on I want to look at how you can easily get Gamification very wrong. When it goes bad, it goes really bad. What you think makes something entertaining and engaging can actually have the exact opposite effect. This is especially true with online learning materials, or e-learning. Just...