Gamification – What Are Gaming Mechanics

Gamification – What Are Gaming Mechanics Jane McGonigal in her book, Reality is Broken, identified four things required to make a game (McGonigal, pg. 21): A specific goal: players need to know what they are trying to accomplish. Rules: Players need to know how to play the game. A feedback system: …

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Gamification – An Introduction

Gamification – An Introduction What is Gamification? Gamification can be defined as using gaming mechanics in non-game situations.  Some examples might include …

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Today, thousands of my colleagues walked out of their classrooms and building to descended on the state capital. Nothing was accomplished in …

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ISTE Day 2 Day 2 is in the books.  As with yesterday, much of the day was spent on the Expo floor. …

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