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Want To Help Students Prepare For College? Have Them Play More Games [Gamify Education]

Tutoring platform, Alleyoop, not only gamifies education but takes it out of the classroom, by marketing directly to consumers.  Gamification elements are used for immediate feedback, to let the user know exactly how they are making progress. via Megan Garber @megangarber, theatlantic.com The next step in the education revolution could look a lot like … […]

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Pierce County Library Introduces New [Gamification] Features To Summer Reading Program

The Pierce County Library will use gamification to motivate youth to read over their summer holidays.  Everyone likes a little competition!  The opportunity to reduce late fees may or may not have much effect on kids, but badges, achievements, and the chance to win an iPad certainly will. via Patch Staff, gigharbor.patch.com As schools wind […]

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[Gamification of Parenting] Game On!

A long-time fan of gamification has applied it to parenting, and shares the methods of his madness–I mean, success. via Atty. John Gary U. Teves, sunstar.com For almost two years now, I have been actively following gamification and have been convinced that this is the next revolution that will change our attitude towards work, business […]

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[Games, Education, & Film] Second Life Machinima Helps Vermonters Start Driving

Second Life is a free virtual world environment, created in 2003.  It is experienced through and avatar, but different than a lot of MMORPG game environments because it supports and encourages in-world user generated content.  This has led a number of offline companies and institutions to experiment with holding virtual events, or creating more permanent […]

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How Angry Birds & Farmville Can Help Students Score Better

via Neenu Abraham, economictimes.indiatimes.com BANGALORE: Eight-year-old Ashish Gupta, a third standard student, could never really understand what a fraction was. His mother asked him to play an online game on a site recommended by her friends on Facebook. Ashish, who logged on to classtopper.com, got a screen similar to the online game sites he visits […]

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Wall Street Survivor Gamifies Financial Education With Help From Bunchball

via Anthony Ha @anthonyha, techcrunch.com If you’re someone who thinks gamification is just a fad, you may want to look away now. To be clear, Bunchball isn’t just jumping on the latest buzzword. The company was founded to deliver gamification tools all the way back in 2005 — founder and Chief Product Officer Rajat Paharia […]

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Gamification: Three Ways To Use Gaming For Recruiting, Training, And Health & Wellness

via Jeanne Meister @jcmeister, forbes.com It’s game on, for Human Resource officers. Increasingly, several organizations such as Marriott, Deloitte, Aetna and the Department of Defense, are using gaming to recruit, develop and motivate employees to live a healthier life. Just what is gamification? Is it the latest management fad? Will it still be something we […]

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