Tag Archives: education

Course Hero: How Gamification Technology Helps Students Learn

via Ned Smith, BusinessNewsDaily | Image Source Learning can be fun when you make a game out of it. That premise underlies the decision of an online learning platform to use game mechanics to engage college students. It works by motivating students to join, participate, contribute and share their successes. Founded in 2007, Course Hero […]

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Gamification, Super Mario and STEM: Notes from the Games Learning Society Conference

EnGaming’s Note: Have you heard about the GLS? well, in case you haven’t, it’s a yearly conference where game designers and educators come together to share their knowledge on the topic of serious gaming (How to motivate learning, and use game design in education). The last one was back in June 15, and once again lots […]

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Simple Energy: Gamification of Energy Saving!

EnGaming’s Note: Worrying about your summer power bill? If you are planning on some summer power saving and want to have some fun doing it, then you should take at look at Simple Energy. Founded in 2011 by two developers at TechStars, Simple Energy developed a tool that helps utilities to educate and incentivize consumers to […]

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5 Reasons [Including Gamification] Mobile Is The Future Of Sustainability

We’ve seen gamification and sustainability intertwine many times over the past few weeks, most recently including efforts to save the Indian Tiger and Practically Green’s gamification award win.  It’s no surprise that this article lists a type of gamification on this list. via Zoe Fox @zoebfox, mashable.com Social media and technology hold a unique position […]

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This Week In Gamification: June 10-16

In the mood for some Saturday reading?  Missed this week’s gamification news, or want a reminder?  Here’s what happened on EnGaming this week: via Nicole Strong @niccistrong, myengaming.com This week there were a number of articles regarding B2B or enterprise gamification.  We featured the success of Empire Avenue, which is a Klout-like platform for employees […]

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Can Apps Transform Learning Into Games?

There have been a number of recent education app releases, including DragonBox and PenyoPal Food Frenzy. Learning games are becoming increasingly successful.  It’s not about tricking kids into learning–these apps are most successful when learning is the goal of playing and gamification just makes reaching that goal fun. via Joshua Gans @parentonomics, forbes.com There has […]

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DragonBox: Algebra Beats Angry Birds [Gamified Education]

DragonBox is an algebra education app that uses gamification to make learning as appealing as Angry Birds.  Designed for Mac and Android, the app has had great success in its Norway pre-launch. via Jonathan H. Liu @jonathanhliu, wired.com All right, kids! Raise your hand if you like algebra! Hmmm. Now, raise your hands if you […]

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