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Seven Interesting and Different Slidedecks on #Gamification

Here are Seven unique slide decks from Slideshare.net each giving a different take (visually and contextually) on the concept of gamification. The first is from Sebastian Deterding: 9,5 Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Gamification from Sebastian Deterding The second was presented at a conference by Kyle Findlay and Kirsty Aberts. It’s got great […]

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Upcoming Webinar “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners”

Join me on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 12:30PM Pacific / 3:30PM Eastern for a 60 minute presentation called “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners” The presentation description: Based on the bestselling learning book, “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” this presentation introduces, defines, and describes the concepts of gamification, games for learning and […]

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TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation Resources

Here are my slides from the TechKnowledge 2012 presentation “What Research Tells us about 3D Avatars, Storytelling and Serious games for Learning and Changing Behavior” plus videos and other links that go into more detail based on the topics I discussed. Kapp's ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation View more presentations from Karl Kapp. Here is a […]

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Great TED Video by Tom Chatfield: 7 ways video games engage the brain

Here is a great TED Video that clearly details the ways that video games engage us, transfix us and compel us to action. Tom Chatfield also describes how video games are data collection machines and they are constantly collecting data on players. Imagine what a learner professional can do with all those data points in […]

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Resources for Two Recent Presentations

Here are slides, links and other information from two webinars I conducted. One was part of the eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, I spokeon the topic of Gamification of learning and instruction. The other was for NETWORKS which is an Advanced Technology Education (ATE) National Resource Center funded, in part, by the National Science Foundation. Here […]

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Article Published: Improving Training:Thinking Like a Game Developer

Training Quarterly just publishey my article Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer You can find the article here. The article provides 3 ways in which an instructional designer can think like a game designer. I was originally thinking about 4 but one had to go due to space constraints so I’ve add the fourth […]

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Gamification Sounds Like What Instructional Designers Have Done for Years

I was looking for some resources on Gamification and found a talk by Sabastian Deterding who presented a fasinating and thought provoking Google Talk called “Meaningful Play: Getting Gamification Right” He makes a few excellent points about Gamification: 1) Having a make-believe story wrapped around an experience and adding rules and challenges makes an experience […]

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