New evidence that ‘gamification’ does NOT work

Editor’s note: If you are looking to gamify your learning then think about the efficacy first. Research suggests it is no more effective than other methods at improvising mental performance.

Does Game-Based Learning Work? Curated #chat2lrn tweets

Here are our edited Twitter highlights from the chat2lrn chat on game-based learning. [View the story “Does Game-Based Learning Work? Curated chat2lrn tweets” on Storify]

10 Minute Shake Up from NHS and Disney

Editor’s note: This is a great example of using game mechanics to facilitate behaviour change.

Curated tweets from #chat2lrn Twitter chat on gamification

Here are our curated tweets from the Chat2lrn twitter chat on #gamification. [View the story “Curated tweets: chat2lrn Twitter chat on gamification” on Storify]

The best tools to (productively) gamify every aspect of your life

Editor’s note: Whether you want to use these tools yourself or explore then for inspiration in how to develop apps that provoke behaviour change at work, this is a useful list of consumer productivity enhancing tools.

5 tips for game design and learning

Editor’s note: A great write-up here from Dan Steer who attended Julie Dirsen’s session on game design at last year’s ASTD conference. Dirksen spoke on a similar theme this week at Learning Technologies, which is why I hope this is useful.

Game thinking – breaking it down

Editor’s note: Reflections on all the different aspects that make up game thinking (design, gamification, serious games).

An interview with Karl Kapp

Editor’s note: Karl Kapp on gamification and where it is headed. Find out also Karl’s favourite games.

Exploring the trends that shape the future of learning

Editor’s note: Dave Kelly previews the DevLearn conference by looking at innovation, curation and gamification.

Getting the facts on game based learning

Editor’s note: Infographic to explain game based learning.

Dilbert comic strip on gamification

Editor’s note: Thanks to @andrewjacobsld for sharing Dilbert’s view of gamification.

Badgestack is an open-source tool for gamifying learning

Editor’s note: An open source tool for providing badges to content which is Mozilla-compliant ie badges can be managed anywhere on the web.

#ASTDTK2013 resources from ASTD presentations

Editor’s note: Slidedeck from Karl Kapp on immersive learning through games, gamification and virtual worlds.

How can we apply game based thinking to increase learner engagement? Ben Betts shares at Learning Technologies eXchanges

Editor’s note: Mark Bethelemy reports on the discussion with Ben Betts from this year’s Learning Technologies eXchanges 2013. The article looks at the different ways in which games may be used to support learning, and provides an overview of current research.


Editor’s note: The University of Pennsylvania is running a free online course on gamification in a business context. Thanks to @craigtaylor74 for sharing.