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Gamification by @victormanriquey: The 35 Gamification Mechanics toolkit

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Some of these are pretty basic but it's a good refresher checklist on mechanics generall as well as the pros and cons

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Martijn Koops's curator insight, June 21, 2013 10:36 AM

Handig overzicht van mechanismen voor Gamification. Pro's en Con's erbij zijn handig.

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Students as Designers: Game Jams!

Students as Designers: Game Jams! | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
The game jam (a game about making a game) is a hands-on model for inspiring student creativity, collaboration, and sense of accomplishment.
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Game jams--going meta. Games to design games.

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Serious Play Announces 2015 Serious Games Awards Winners | SERIOUS GAMES MARKET

Serious Play Announces 2015 Serious Games Awards Winners | SERIOUS GAMES MARKET | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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History Respawned: Never Alone - YouTube

Bob discusses Never Alone with the game's lead writer, Ishmael Hope. Topics include Iñupiaq storytelling, arctic weather, and the challenges of presenting in...
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Raytheon: To Train Without Pain - Videogame-Based Tech Creates Digital Scenarios So Real, You Might Need a Helmet

Raytheon: To Train Without Pain - Videogame-Based Tech Creates Digital Scenarios So Real, You Might Need a Helmet | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Actors studded with white markers move inside a ring of infrared cameras. Their performance was being captured on a computer to create avatars - digital versions of themselves that will appear in virtual training sessions for the U.S. Army.
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Mischaracterizes serious games by implying you need video tech but interesting in that the game uses real people to create digital scenarios.

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Can video games fight ADHD?

Can video games fight ADHD? | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Bruce Wexler, a neuroscientist from Yale University, created a system with a video game component, which he calls cross-training for the brain. It's showing huge potential as a non-pharmaceutical ADHD intervention to improve focus and mental agility.
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Not all video games are created equal....some video games, designed well, can help sustain attention.

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How to be a Better Game Designer

How to be a Better Game Designer | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
"Regardless of what kind of game you work on, design leadership is at the center of success or failure," writes design consultant Phil O'Connor, whose credits include Far Cry 3 and Operation Flashpoint 2 .
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This article is not about the mechanics of game design but about how to be a design team leader.  So many transferable lessons here to other design paradigms...

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100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources -

100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources - | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training. We’ve been curating game related content for over a year and a half while conducting our own research and case studies. Here are 100 articles related to games and learning. Some of them are research-based, while others just [...]
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A collection of links to articles about game-based learning

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The CUSP Workshop Game | A Journey to Patient Safety - YouTube

An Armstrong Institute workshop uses an innovative board game to simulate the experience of preparing, launching and sustaining a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) team.

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I made that :).

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Creativity online grows in real life

Creativity online grows in real life | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Pupils from the Adelaide Hills area have been invited to design their “perfect national park” using the block-building game Minecraft.
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Using Minecraft for social impact (and developing critical thinking skills along the way)

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Video Game Lets Healthy Users Experience Alzheimer's

Video Game Lets Healthy Users Experience Alzheimer's | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Forget-Me-Knot, designed by a univeristy student, is intended to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and dementia by letting people know what it feels like.
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Forget-Me-Knot is designed to raise awareness for those suffering with dementia. "Through playing Forget-Me-Knot the player gets an immediate sense of the confusion the character feels,"

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, May 13, 10:26 PM

Perhaps games like this can be used in health sciences to foster clinical empathy?

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Serious Games Promote 21st Century Skills

Serious Games Promote 21st Century Skills | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
It's all fun and effective pedagogical games.
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21st Century skills covered 15 categories including collaboration, communication, ICT literacy, social and cultural skills, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, productivity, learning to learn, self-direction and self-regulation, planning, flexibility and adaptability, risk taking, conflict management and resolution, as well as a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship.

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How to Transform The Odyssey into an Epic Game in Alternate Reality

How to Transform The Odyssey into an Epic Game in Alternate Reality | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Teachers are discovering that through alternate reality games, students who were not typically motivated kicked into high gear, some laboring into the wee hours at home to untangle a conundrum.
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Serious games don't have to be tech-based. ARG games take commitment from both the designer side and the learner side but the rewards can be great.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, May 2, 8:07 PM

Great to see that there is a developing interest in ARG.  I developed and ran workshops on the idea back in 2007....  http://www.slideshare.net/kimbowa/dramatargy in a Drama education context... 

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.
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Geared towards learning in a classroom setting, still lots of useful info here

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Minecraft For Teachers Introduced By Microsoft (video)

Minecraft For Teachers Introduced By Microsoft (video) | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Microsoft has today introduced a new Minecraft Educational portal which has been specifically designed for teachers to be able to use the block building game to help their students learn.
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More developments for MineCraft lovers

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Can Serious Games bring playgrounds back to life? - ONSG

Can Serious Games bring playgrounds back to life? - ONSG | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Video games have increasingly replaced playgrounds. But are they the real enemy or are they their future? Serious Games are revolutioning the way we play!
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The intersection of serious games and playground games

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@G4C Europe Festival 2015 Documentary Game Simulates Possible Futures For A City | SERIOUS GAMES MARKET

@G4C Europe Festival 2015 Documentary Game Simulates Possible Futures For A City | SERIOUS GAMES MARKET | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most striking distinction between Fort McMoney and conventional forms of journalism or documentary is that it attempts to create a simulation of possible futures for the city – a future that can be directly shaped by the players themselves.
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Biodiversity Heritage Library - Purposeful Gaming

Biodiversity Heritage Library - Purposeful Gaming | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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A crowd sourcing game designed to enlist the public's help in assessing the accuracy of text in digital libraries.  

 

Interested in the description "purposeful gaming" (do we need this new term vs "serious game"?) Aren't all games "purposeful" in some sense?

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Totem's Top Ten Serious Games - UK Politics

Totem's Top Ten Serious Games - UK Politics | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Today’s the day! Have you all been avidly following the news? Keeping
informed? Polling offices close at 22:00 but as long as you are in the
queue before then you can still vote – 
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Politics can be the subject of serious games

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Mobile Game Get Water Teaches About Water Scarcity with Fun Gameplay

Mobile Game Get Water Teaches About Water Scarcity with Fun Gameplay | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Get Water is a mobile, touch-screen, run and jump game to teach children about water scarcity and social issues in developing countries.
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2015 ATD Learning Science Theater Slides « Karl Kapp

2015 ATD Learning Science Theater Slides « Karl Kapp | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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Some useful references supporting the effectiveness of game-based learning.The leaps from current neuroscience research to generalizations are often quite large but useful (with a grain of salt) nevertheless.

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Are video games the future of education ? | Spin | The Cri Science Pedagogy & Innovation News

Are video games the future of education ? | Spin | The Cri Science Pedagogy & Innovation News | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
The Cri Science Pedagogy & Innovation News
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Explore the development of a complex system, a "simple" unicellular organism.

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Serious Games for Serious Pharmacy Education

Serious Games for Serious Pharmacy Education | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it

 "Student Preferences on Gaming Aspects for a Serious Game in Pharmacy Practice Education: A Cross-Sectional Study,"

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callooh's curator insight, May 14, 2:17 PM

Probably not surprising--there's a thirst for game-based learning. Interesting that students indicated a preference for a fantasy environment and 3D environments.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Game-Based Digital Literacy with Digital Compass

Free Technology for Teachers: Game-Based Digital Literacy with Digital Compass | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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A choose your own adventure game designed to teach middle school students digital literacy skills

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Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight

Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Never Alone, Elegy for a Dead World and Valiant Hearts are powerfully educational because they're so enjoyable to play.
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Examples of games that may not have been designed with a "serious" intent but which can be used for learning.

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Prizewinning Educational Games from the Nobel Foundation

Prizewinning Educational Games from the Nobel Foundation | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
The Nobel Foundation has branched out into creating educational games related to the hard work done by Nobel Prize winners.
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