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Five Reasons Why I Play World of Warcraft...And Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of the Taboo

Five Reasons Why I Play World of Warcraft...And Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of the Taboo | Digital Delights - Avatars, Virtual Worlds, Gamification | Scoop.it
I've never been much of a video gamer. I preferred reading books to almost everything else, and in more recent years, very fond of reading blogs and articles online. Imagine my surprise to realize ...
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Terheck's curator insight, April 5, 2013 12:46 PM

Not afraid at all. Personally, I play Starcraft II & Diablo III, as soon as I have time...

Just for FUN ! (Geek inside ;-)

luiy's curator insight, April 5, 2013 12:50 PM
o here’s my five reasons why I play World of Warcraft. Reason #1: The story and lore is amazing. WoW has a gigantic universe. It started with Warcraft I-III, a real-time strategy game, and the massive multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft came from the same universe and storyline. There is a main storyline, but then each race has its own storylines, some classes have their own storylines, each faction and group of people has its own storyline to delve into, and it’s just mind-blowing, and incredibly extensive. I’ve made an effort to read as much of the lore and storyline as I possibly can, and I still haven’t even scratched the surface. I’ve read a few of the books, and the writers that write the WoW books tend to be decent writers and do justice to the storylines. Even if you never wanted to play the game, the books are good for anyone who enjoys reading the fantasy genre. Reason #2: The music appeals to my music-nerd side. I played in concert band/wind ensemble from 5th grade all the way until my senior year of college. If I had more time, I probably still would play in the community band in my town. The music in WoW…I would have LOVED to play it in wind ensemble or concert band at any point in my life. Most of it doesn’t have any words, which makes it excellent to just listen to if I need to focus, or even just to fall asleep to at night. I’ve also snagged the Diablo III soundtrack (also from Blizzard Entertainment) and I actually have a Blizzard Entertainment playlist on my iPhone. It comes in handy. I tend to keep the music turned up above everything else when I’m playing. Most recently, the newest raid that came out has amazing music. I don’t mind wiping ten times in one night if I can keep listening to the music in the raid. Reason #3: It’s a social game, you can meet people from all over. I also happen to have the best guild of all time. It took about six months before we landed in the right guild. The original guild I joined when I started playing had some issues with the guild leader, and everyone quit playing except for Josh and I. We decided to roll on a role-playing server (Wyrmrest Accord) on a whim with our friend Ryan, creating three gnomes named Stabbystabz (a gnome subtlety rogue), Minnieheals (gnome discipline priest) and Tinyjewels (gnome frost mage).
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Welcome to Gamification.org! - Gamification Wiki

Welcome to Gamification.org! - Gamification Wiki | Digital Delights - Avatars, Virtual Worlds, Gamification | Scoop.it
Gamification.org is the leading resource and community for gamification information, research and examples in over 18 languages.
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A 6-Step Process For Adding Gamification To Your Classroom -

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A 6-Step Process For Adding Gamification To Your Classroom Gamification is the integration of game-like mechanics into non-game “stuff.” For years, schools have been gamified. Points for performance. Points accrue to earn “badges” (e.g., letter...
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Gamification of the LMS – A Step Towards Evolution of the Modern LMS

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The changing face of corporate learning has brought in a massive shift from how LMSs were perceived by the early adopters. The needs of the modern workplace, and the learners in the workplace, have bo
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Morfo -turn a photo of your friend's face into a talking 3D character!

Morfo -turn a photo of your friend's face into a talking 3D character! | Digital Delights - Avatars, Virtual Worlds, Gamification | Scoop.it
Get Morfo on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Gamification - Separating Fact from Fiction

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Four myths have developed about gamification as a learning delivery method. Understanding the truth will determine how, or if, companies should integrate gamification into strategic learning plans.
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Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners:

Here are my slides for the LTEN Keynote (Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network ) address.
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Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning – Tips to align ID strategies in Learning Games

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The popularity of games in learning is contributing to the immense growth of the gaming industry. Learning games are fast gaining popularity – in educational as well as corporate circles. Many popul
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Wanna play? Gamification in TalentLMS

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This post is about the gamification features in TalentLMS, and how you can leverage them in your courses to engage learners and increase participation.
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Gamification and Game-based Learning: When to Use Them by Andrew Hughes

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Here's How Gamer-Teachers Use Video Games In The Classroom

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Games are being used much more widely in schools than they were when I first started writing about them 2 or 3 years ago. As of fall 2013, 74% of K-8 teachers were using digital games. 55% of these teachers have students playing digital games at least weekly, 9% daily. [...]
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Pandawami29's curator insight, October 30, 12:05 PM

This is a valuable resource that shows that video games are in fact useful in a way.

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Gamification for Learning - Interview with Karl Kapp (Video)

Instructional Designer Dan Bliton interviews Karl Kapp (author of The Gamification of Learning and Instruction) on the topic of what role games, simulations ...
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“Level Up Learning” Captures State of Digital Games in Classroom

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Introduction Gamers in the Classroom Mixed Messages Teacher Profiles Recommendations Introduction Amid a boom in investment and experimentation with educational technologies in U.S. schools, digital games are gaining a strong... more »
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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014

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Internet Arcade : Free Software : Download & Streaming

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The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison,...
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Life lessons...from video games: Karl Kapp at TEDxNavesink (Video)

Often video games are considered to be a waste of time or a frivolous activity. However, there is another side to video games--they can help us in real life....
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Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing

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In the third installment of the blog series on gamifying your learning, Karl Kapp outlines eight game elements to make learning more intriguing.
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15 Incredible Gamified E-learning Assessments

15 Incredible Gamified E-learning Assessments | Digital Delights - Avatars, Virtual Worlds, Gamification | Scoop.it
This blog post shares about some interactive games that can be used for creating eLearning assessments.Read more ›
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Antoine Sader's curator insight, November 9, 4:12 PM

Drôle et instructif. 

Character Minutes's curator insight, November 10, 10:34 AM

Might be a way to review information.

 

Selin Carrasco's curator insight, November 11, 9:36 AM

It is interesting how gaming is getting into education.

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Smartur 3D, Augmented Reality, Stereo 3D, Interactive 3D

Smartur 3D, Augmented Reality, Stereo 3D, Interactive 3D | Digital Delights - Avatars, Virtual Worlds, Gamification | Scoop.it
smartur 3D, 3D models, Augmented reality, stereo 3D, interactive 3D.
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The Intrinsic Motivation RAMP

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Intrinsic motivation is where longevity and true engagement will come from. Understand RAMP to get an understanding of intrinsic motivation
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Online, gamified learning is where it’s at in education

Online, gamified learning is where it’s at in education | Digital Delights - Avatars, Virtual Worlds, Gamification | Scoop.it
To really be a leader in the education-technology space, it takes more than just hooking up some students with Internet access and publishing content online. For the founder of MCI Institute, Denise Meyerson, it’s about using technology to shake up conventional teaching methods and improve student outcomes.
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The Future of Creativity and Innovation is Gamification: Gabe Zichermann at TEDxVilnius - Video

Gabe Zichermann is the chair of GSummit where top gamification experts across industries gather to share knowledge and insight about customer & employee enga...
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What does education want with gamification?

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I'm doing an online discussion next week about gamification and education. It's only short, but pleased to say that I'm at least on the bill with the likes of James Portnow [wonders if he'll use vo...
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Second Life Creator Philip Rosedale Is Building a Virtual World Where Your Avatar Mirrors Your Facial Expressions

Second Life Creator Philip Rosedale Is Building a Virtual World Where Your Avatar Mirrors Your Facial Expressions | Digital Delights - Avatars, Virtual Worlds, Gamification | Scoop.it
The inventor of Second Life has spent 15 years chasing the dream of living in virtual space. Can his new company finally give virtual worlds mass-market appeal?
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