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

Just in time for the start of term…The Guide to Simulations and Games

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Available for a limited time for $9.99(US) with this coupon. Be the first to like. Like Unlike … 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

What?! No Deadlines on Assignments?!

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes A common kind of complaint among many HE faculty: My student comes with a long story about why they need an extension on an assignment. I have already gone to some lengths to make sure my students have plenty of … Continue reading

STILL Worth Sharing: Constructivism vs. Constructivism vs. Constructionism | Computing Education Research Blog

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This post distinguishes between Constructivism, the cognitive theory, Constructivism, the educational philosophy, and Constructionism. It does an excellent job. Thanks Mark Guzdial! Source: Constructivism vs. Constructivism vs. Constructionism | Computing Education Research Blog 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike … Continue reading