Category Archives: Gamification

Game Mechanics versus Game Dynamics

I’m presenting some new work next week, a session entitled ‘Beyond Badges: Game Dynamics in Learning‘. As i pull that session together, i’m refining some of my earlier work and finding the right framework to present it in. I’ve settled … Continue reading

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Gamification: How to use Game Dynamics in Learning

There’s a family story that i once threw a Monopoly board across the room rather than accept defeat. I’m not sure i remember it quite that way, but i do know that the battered box is relegated to the cupboard … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning: the state of play

The ecosystem of mobile learning is in constant flux: advances in technology being rivalled by creative methods of applying it in the real world. Sometimes a technology creates possibilities, sometimes inventive minds find creative ways of applying old technologies, and … Continue reading

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Social Gaming for Learning: a practical exploration of #gamification

For many years i was able to maintain an illusion of competence when it came to the xBox. Every Monday night, Rich and I would get a pizza and invest/waste the evening playing such classics as Halo, Gears of War … Continue reading

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The imperative for Social Leadership

The ability to use a computer, smartphone and tablet is essential to operate in today’s workplace. The ability to negotiate, to set direction, influence and contract with others is also key. The world changes fast and, as it does so, … Continue reading

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Goals and targets: driving engagement and activity

Somehow this week i’ve accidentally signed up for a triathlon and a cycle tour of France. Well, both look like good adventures, so it will probably give me some motivation to get out and train in this dreary weather. At … Continue reading

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Exploring trends in learning: what is your experience with gamification?

It’s interesting that my iPad wants to correct ‘gamification‘ to ‘ramification‘, as it’s the ramifications of such trends that are on my mind this week. We are all subject to the latest trends, the latest buzzwords, concepts and fads, myself … Continue reading

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