Gamification 2013

Just came back from Canada, where I attended Gamification 2013. It was a blast; I really enjoyed every single talk I went to. I also presented two papers, one about our second experiment with our gamified course, and another one where we mixed together gamification and virtual worlds as a means to improve student creativity […]

Best Full Paper Award at VSGAMES 2013

So, I attended VSGAMES 2013 conference a few weeks ago, where I presented the first results about our work on gamification applied to a college course. The work was very well received and we were awarded with the Best Full Paper Award. We thank the committee for recognizing our work. Check out the paper on […]

Gamification Course on August 27

Prof. Werbach‘s Gamification online course on Coursera starts August 27th. I sure am excited about this and am already enrolled on the course. It should be 6 weeks long and a lot of fun too. For those interested, sign up here.

To Gamify (Education) or No To Gamify

I came across this very interesting talk about gamifying education, which presents a few ideas that can spice things up for students a little bit. However, as pointed by this article, intrinsic motivation may fall short. It is true that extrinsic reward systems can break creativity and that students shouldn’t only be looking up for this one […]