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New Learning Times : Article Entrepreneurship as a High School Course

New Learning Times : Article Entrepreneurship as a High School Course | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Mabel Zhuang

 

"The Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) is a high school program in Kansas dedicated to teaching and fostering entrepreneurship. Run like an incubator accelerator, the program allows students to take an idea from inception to building a prototype. Some students even pitch their product to investors to obtain seed funding for further development. In addition, professionals in various fields mentor students as they go through the process of building their very own company from the ground up. Unlike a traditional high school, CAPS' focus is not only on preparing these students for a four-year university but also on preparing them to work in the 21st century global economy."

 

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Gamification: Motivation and Engagement

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What’s Game Good For?


Before we can talk about applying game mechanics to anything, we need to understand what a game actually us. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a game as “a form or spell of play or sport, esp. a competitive one played according to rules and decided by skill, strength or luck.”

 

That’s pretty hard to digest as a something you can say to a decision maker! However, if we break it down further we can start to get at some core ideas that should help. Play and sport are all activities or tasks. Played is not a strong word in the corporate world. It conjures images of nerds playing quake after hours on the corporate network. So instead, how about we use completed.

 

Rules Can Be Starting Points

Next, rules. We all have rules, but it is not something you hear people talking about in businesses. Instead, we could say parameters or guidelines. All projects have parameters or guidelines...

 

Read more: http://osakabentures.com/2012/01/gamification-motivation-and-engagement/


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Martin Gysler's comment, January 26, 2012 1:00 PM
As I said, I'll check out the website, thank you Renato!
OsakaSaul's comment, January 27, 2012 1:43 AM
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Martin Gysler's comment, January 27, 2012 5:18 AM
You're welcome Saul!