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PLAY to Learn: 100 Great Gamification Sites

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The incorporation of gamification to create a game-layer on top of existing educational systems is revolutionary, and many educators, students, and entrepreneurs are taking notice.


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 5, 2013 12:42 AM

Cool and wish I had the time to look at all 100. 

Valeria&Giorgia's curator insight, March 10, 2014 10:11 AM

La gamification è una pratica che si sta diffondendo molto. A questo scopo nascono centinaia di siti che trattano l'argomento, tra cui teacherswithapps.com, blog di servizi per insegnanti che raccoglie articoli e una serie di app scaricabili che rispondono a diverse esigenze. L'articolo propone dei siti per i docenti che vogliono cominciare a sfruttare il gaming.

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Is gamification played out?

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  Last fall, I took an extremely insightful MOOC (a massive open online course for those not hip with the latest in online education) on gamification. It was (RT @mobilelearning: Is Gamification Played Out?

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 5, 2013 11:35 PM

Death Of Gamification Greatly Exaggerated

These "death of gamification" articles are becoming popular. The irony of that in the scope of the content game we play can't be overlooked, but let's put that discussion on hold. Instead lets discuss the fact that gamification is NOT monolithic. 

Gamification, the use of game theory in marketing or other non-game enterprise functions, takes many forms such as:

* Active - earning points for social rewards.

* Passive - forming an ecosystem with algorithms reinforces play.

* Real Tie - we will play in real time when predictive analytics and big data become more common.

 

I got criticism speaking of "badges" at a Meetup recently. The person made it sound like I was equating all gamification with badges. Not so, I am keenly aware of the many different variations of gamification. 

A website's taxonomy (its navigation) is a form of gamification. Website designers are developing paths and rewards or "passive" gamification. When I reward your behavior with an instant redeem coupon we've moved into real time gamification and when I keep track of your "points" we've moved to active gamification. 

Great gamification happens without you ever knowing it. What is a red light but a convention, a game, we all agree to and play by daily. Our rewards are not having car crashes and being a good citizen. Make no mistake, red lights and green lights are games and we "win" by arriving home in time for dinner safely. 

NO gamification is not now nor will it ever be "played out".