What rescued farm animals taught a photographer about aging and animal rights | CBC Radio

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear Sunday Edition, CBC Radio: As I listened to your segment on old farm animals, I became more and more insulted. You see, I *AM* a farmer. I raise animals for meat. The implication that all farmers kill or discard … Continue reading

Has Gamification Jumped the Shark?

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Badges, Points, and Leader-boards, oh my! I’m working on a book – a series, actually – about gamifying learning, only lately, I’ve really been struggling with the term itself. GAMIFICATION Hmmmm. It just doesn’t seem to fit anymore. Is that … Continue reading

Evolution of the “Good” vs “Bad” Gamification Chart, PART 2.

Approximate Reading Time: 10 minutes   This is the response to Ian Schreiber’s comments from the original draft post. (THANK YOU for the help!) Points Point values for quests is unclear – everything in the 1000s doesn’t seem arbitrary, sounds like it’s a system like … Continue reading

Evolution of the “Good” vs “Bad” Gamification Chart, PART 1.

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m working on the 1st volume of a set of books devoted to gamification in learning. There seems to be quite a bit of confusion about what gamification is and isn’t, and an LOT of marketing sales-speak that mostly describes … Continue reading

Please don’t let “Gamblification” become a thing in learning!

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I often hear people talking about adding elements of chance to an experience to make it more interesting. For instance, adding a random reward for doing a certain task in a system…. Source: Gamblification – don’t gamble with your people … Continue reading

The Guide to Computer Simulations and Games NOW AVAILABLE!

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute We have regained the rights to our 2011 book, The Guide to Computer Simulations and Games, originally published by Wiley. We are in the process of updating it for a new edition, but in the meantime we are releasing the … Continue reading

The Guide to Computer Simulations and Games, 1st(+1) edition almost done.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute We are almost there. The publisher webpage is up, and we are offering a free preview that includes the first two chapters. We have regained the rights to our 2011 book, The Guide to Computer Simulations and Games, originally published … Continue reading

The Guide to Computer Simulations and Games to be re-released.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute We have regained the rights to our 2011 book, The Guide to Computer Simulations and Games, originally published by Wiley. We are in the process of updating it for a new edition, but in the meantime we have decided to … Continue reading