ETS Talk 62: All about Gamification
This week, Brad Kozlek, Chris Stubbs, and I kick off the new format for ETS Talk. The topic for this episode is Gamification: What is it? How is it different from games? Examples of gamification in education and business environments. High-tech and low-tech examples of adding game-like elements. Reasons that different people find games appealing. “Gaming the rules.” … and much more.
It is a topic that is getting a lot of attention. The Educause Learning Initiative will be releasing a future “7 Things…” paper on gamification and running a focus session on the topic toward the end of 2011. At Penn State, we are have tentative plans to hold a one-day event on gamification at the end of May, 2012.
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