Game Element: Pattern Recognition

Many games involve creating, identifying or predicting a pattern. This is a common element in many basic and electronic games. It is also an important element for many professional and academic skills. Pattern recognition is the ability to recognize order in a chaos or to see relationships in disjointed information. Patterns can be found in […]

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A Conversation with Duncan Lennox

The other day I had a chance to catch up with Duncan Lennox, the CEO and co-founder of a fascinating company called Qstream. Qstream is a mobile sales enablement and analytics company spun off from Harvard University to bring a unique and scientifically-proven knowledge retention and analytics methodology to a wider audience. Duncan is passionate […]

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Game Element: Strategy

Strategy games are a popular type of games that require players to outwit and outmaneuver fellow players through careful decision making, planning several moves ahead and attempting to predict outcomes and consequences of both their moves and their opponent’s moves. Perhaps one of the best known strategy games is Chess. Chess is a strategy game […]

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Game Element: Construction and Creation

When you are considering creating a learning experience using a game or parts of games, one type of element you can add is the Construction/Creation element. Utilizing resources to build or create something new or unique requires thinking, creativity and the ability to plan several steps ahead (all items high up on Maslow’s Hierarchy–oops, I […]

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No Learning Professional Ever Got Fired for Bullet Points but…They Should

Whenever I talk about game-thinking or gamification or even interactive learning someone always asks the question: “What if people don’t like games?” or they ask “What do we do when people say ‘I just want the information, just tell me what I need to learn–I’ll get it myself.” I shake me head and feel sad…and […]

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Resources from Training Magazine Network Webinar

In this webinar, for Training Magazine Network, I discussed how Gamification should be thought of as a design sensibility and not merely a digital tool. We talked about how gamification and game-thinking is more of a thought process and a methodology to engage and motivate learners. We explore several methods for applying game-thinking to your […]

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Join me for a Game-Thinking Webinar where you will Play a Game!

On Tuesday July 22, 2014 I am giving a webinar that will be interactive. Sometimes people talk about gamification or game-based learning but don’t use the techniques in their webinars. Well this webinar will have game elements included so you can see how it’s done. Join me for an engaging event using audience response software […]

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New Orleans Presentation Resources for AICPA #INTCHG14 on #Gamification

I recently had the opportunity to speak to a group of representatives from the American Institute of CPAs in jazzy New Orleans. Here are the slides. Short Explanation of Gamification Applications Mentioned Taxodus Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers Games PayOff Application Zombie’s Run Application Video Articles Here is some information on thinking like a game […]

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Gamification Webinar Resources

Here are resources from a webinar about gamification I recently conducted for an international consultancy. Gamification and Game-Thinking from Karl Kapp Defining Gamification Articles and Blog Entries of Interest Gamification is about Design, Not Technology Playing with the Definition of Game-Thinking 8 Types of Stories to Effect Change Storytelling and Instructional Design Instructional Games and […]

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