Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Game Thinking and the MVP of Instructional Design

On this episode of Gamification Talk Radio, I interviewed special guest Zsolt Olah and our topic of discussion was: Game Thinking and the MVP of Instructional Design.
Zsolt participated in Kevin Werbach's G.A.M.E. (Gameful Approaches of Motivation and Engagement) along with researchers and practitioners of game design and gamification such as Karl Kapp, Amy Jo Kim, and Sebastian Deterding.
While researchers and practitioners might have disagreed on many levels about gamification, there was one big take away for L&D we all agreed on.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Gamification of Higher Education

On this week's Gamification Talk Radio program my guest is Dr. David Chandross and our topic is:  The Gamification of Higher Education.

David has been involved in fascinating research on gamification for health professions and other big projects such as: the training of health care professionals in geriatric care; the conversion of undergraduate degree courses into gamified systems; and the gamification of drug addiction management.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Gamification of Learning Part 3: Rules, Rewards, and Results

This week on Gamification Talk Radio, we finish exploring the seven continents on our journey, and review Rules, Rewards, and Results.
Level 5:  Siberian Express – Why would they want to play?
As you create your gamification experience, think of creative features that will appeal to a variety of intrinsic and/or extrinsic motivators of your players. Define what core drivers of motivation will be most dominant in each phase of the experience. For example, in your onboarding phase you can get your players in quickly with some simple extrinsic motivators. The longer your players are in your game, you’ll want to design for different motivators such as: