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Are Games Really That Persuasive? | TechCrunch

Are Games Really That Persuasive? | TechCrunch | Gaming Health | Scoop.it
Beyond the levels, badges, reward points and promised engagement increases, there are many behaviourist game designers who see games as persuasive tools for social change.

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Introducing a Game-Based Curriculum in Higher Ed | Emerging Education Technology

Introducing a Game-Based Curriculum in Higher Ed | Emerging Education Technology | Gaming Health | Scoop.it
Continuing from last week's post about “The Gamification of Education”, this week we bring you a guest post from Justin Marquis, who examines the why's and...

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Nicole Jones de Rooy's comment, May 24, 2013 4:46 AM
http://media.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/lit_reviews/Serious-Games_Review.pdf another serious read about gaming.
Nicole Jones de Rooy's comment, June 21, 2013 12:10 AM
http://playfulpandas.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/A3log.pdf2.gif a diagram trying to explain the differences between gamification and serious games.
callooh's comment, June 21, 2013 9:41 PM
I love the infographic Nicole. Thanks for sharing that!
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Apps for Autism: Using Game Mechanics to Learn and Grow

Apps for Autism: Using Game Mechanics to Learn and Grow | Gaming Health | Scoop.it
magine for a moment that you had no internal volume control. Everything you saw, heard, and felt was perceived by your brain at equal intensity–from the birds singing outside your window and the dripping of the faucet to the person giving you instructions. Imagine that you were unable to prioritize this information, to sort out the unnecessary or redundant images to focus on the information central to your needs and purposes.

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Using Online Gaming to Beat Childhood Obesity | Social Enterprise

Using Online Gaming to Beat Childhood Obesity | Social Enterprise | Gaming Health | Scoop.it
In America one out of three children are now overweight or obese; these children need to be motivated to exercise...

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Pharma To Launch Industry’s First Social Game

Pharma To Launch Industry’s First Social Game | Gaming Health | Scoop.it

John Pugh, Director of Digital for Boehringer Ingelheim, talks about driving innovation in his large organization with the forthcoming game Syrum 


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Gamification at work in mhealth apps: Resuscitation

Gamification at work in mhealth apps: Resuscitation | Gaming Health | Scoop.it
Resuscitation is a very good app for simulating a case in the ER, with a range of options which will put doctors and medical students to the test.

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Games for Change: Teaching With Portal, Fixing Brains With iPhone

Games for Change: Teaching With Portal, Fixing Brains With iPhone | Gaming Health | Scoop.it
For a few years now, there has been great deal of interest in using videogame technology to improve health and education. So far, there haven’t been any blockbusters in this space outside of “exergaming” titles like Wii Fit. I attended the Games for Change Festival in New York last month, and what I saw there gave me reason to believe that there will be some big hits for education and health videogames in the near future.

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Teens Tackle Depression with SPARX Video Game

Teens Tackle Depression with SPARX Video Game | Gaming Health | Scoop.it
Sally Merry, associate professor at University of Auckland, led the research team of New Zealand to develop SPARX—the game to help patients fight depression...

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Aetna Hopes Games Will Make People Healthier - Technology Review

Aetna Hopes Games Will Make People Healthier - Technology Review | Gaming Health | Scoop.it
The health-care industry is using games to encourage better choices.

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Infographic: How Video Games Improve Your Health

Infographic: How Video Games Improve Your Health | Gaming Health | Scoop.it
Video games sometimes get a bad rap for negative affects on public health. But if you choose wisely, gaming can help people improve their health and disease outcomes in all stages of life.

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Using Gamification to Curb Children’s Anger Issues

Using Gamification to Curb Children’s Anger Issues | Gaming Health | Scoop.it
A recent pilot study at Boston Children’s Hospital has found that a game called RAGE Control can help calm children who express serious anger episodes.

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