EP10 Gamification Revolution - Robert Torres

February 26, 2013

Using Games in the American Education System with Robert Torres

The Gamification Revolution is the only live gamification webcast featuring Gabe Zichermann and fellow gamification experts every Thursday at 1 PM EST/10 AM PST/1800 GMT. Join us and have all of your gamification questions answered by these experts.

This past week's guest is Senior Program Officer at the Gates Foundation, Robert Torres! Robert has been working as an education researcher with the Gates Foundation and shares his knowledge on how games are affecting the American Education landscape. You can expect to learn about:

  • How gamification is improving student knowledge assessments
  • The current philosophy of american education
  • Robert's work with game designers and psychologists to measure game learning effectiveness 
  • The difficulty of knowledge transference between different learning systems
  • The ability for games to promote creative thinking
  • Video game violence and its effect on child behavior

Check out the video below for the full interview:

Be sure to catch this week’s episode featuring the Chief Scientist at Salesforce, JP Rangaswami and learn about his insights on enterprise engagement sciences.

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EP9: Gamification Revolution - Elise Olding

February 19, 2013

The Rising Problem of Employee Engagement with Elise Olding

The Gamification Revolution is the only live gamification webcast featuring Gabe Zichermann and fellow gamification experts every Thursday at 1 PM EST/10 AM PST/1800 GMT. Join us and have all of your gamification questions answered by these experts.

This week's guest is Gartner Research Director, Elise Olding! Elise has been heavily studying the science of motivation and engagement with the power of people. In this week's episode you can be sure to learn about:

  • The emerging interest of using games to engage people within organizations
  • How small businesses can leverage gamification without expensive tech.
  • The existence of gamification divisions in organizations like NTT Data
  • Using explicit games social networks as an engagement tool for workspaces
  • Increasing executive acceptance of gamification as a strategy

This was a great week filled with user-participation and questions! Check out the full video below:

Be sure to catch this week's episode featuring Robert Torres of the Gates Foundation for his work in applying gamification for social good.

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EP8: Gamification Revolution - Andrea Kuszewski

February 12, 2013

The Science of Motivation with Andrea Kuszewski

The Gamification Revolution is the only live gamification webcast featuring Gabe Zichermann and fellow gamification experts every Thursday at 1 PM EST/10 AM PST/1800 GMT. Join us and have all of your gamification questions answered by these experts.

This week's guest is the prominent Andrea Kuszewski! Currently working as the Senior Strategic Planner for the Linus Group, Andrea's neuroscience background provides great insight for gamification designers. In this week's episode you can be sure to learn about:

  • Psychology behind motivational design
  • How to market to scientists
  • Keeping your user in your game when it's difficult
  • Developing educational game platforms

We had many viewers come on and ask questions and we thank you for your engagement and participation! Check out the full video below:

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