EP82: Gamification Revolution - Scott Reinke

October 13, 2015

Gamified Mobile Application Helping Students Stay and Succeed at Ball State University

Last time, we featured Ball State University Achievements program coordinator, Scott Reinke to talk about the university’s student engagement app, Ball State Achievements. Developed in-house, the mobile application helps at-risk students engage with the university ecosystem and improve learning outcomes in higher education.

Watch the full interview below to learn about:

  • Why did the team chose a mobile platform to deliver content to its target audience?
  • What were the results since the program’s launch? Were there findings that surprised the team?
  • How did the team designed the actionable tasks found on the platform?
  • Why did the team not rely on extrinsic rewards such as prize money and gift cards to incentivize user actions?
  • What were the challenges for creating a gamified solution for a higher education setting?
  • What is the team’s vision for the future? Would this type of gamification platform be scalable for a larger higher education ecosystem?

Watch the video, listen on the audio podcast or subscribe to our iTunes channel below. Be sure to catch our next episode of the Gamification Revolution.

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EP70: Gamification Revolution - Bron Stuckey

August 23, 2015

Gamification in Education with Bron Stuckey

Originally published on October 13, 2014

Last time, we featured Innovative Educational Ideas(IEI) director, Bron Stuckey in discussing about the current perceptions of gamification and the growing number of recent gamification initiatives by educators in the education space.

Watch the full interview below to learn about:

  • What are the two underlyings view of using of gamification in education?
  • Are there tensions between gamification and game based learning?
  • How gamification could serve as a tool to reimagine current practices and go beyond superficial changes.
  • Does the uncertain nature of gamification discourage educators from trying to explore and use it?
  • Recommendations for educators who just started out applying gamification
  • What does commercial success of tools such as Minecraft entail for gamification in education?
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EP61: Gamification Revolution - Todd Deery

August 23, 2015
Making Agile Development Fun with FIEA's Scrum Hero

Originally published on July 28, 2014
Last time, we featured Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy's (FIEA) head of marketing, Todd Deery (@FIEA) to discuss how he and former student Derrick Barra remodeled a game development curriculum by merging Scrum processes (Agile software development practices) with gamification elements.
 
Watch the full interview below to learn about:
  • How Scrum Hero was originally conceived and subsequently iterated.
  • The impact of emergent gameplay and how it was rectified.
  • Lessons drawn from building the two previous versions of Scrum Hero.
  • How to bring gamification concepts into the non-game design education realm.
  • FIEA past experiences working with external organizations on gamification projects.
  • How to connect teaching game development skills while building awareness for cross industry application.
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EP57 Gamification Revolution - MIT Media Lab

August 23, 2015

Crowdsourcing GIF Emotional Research with MIT Media Lab

Originally published on April 11, 2014

Last week, we featured MIT graduate students Travis Rich and Kevin Hu to talk about their gamified crowdsourcing project, GIFGIF. The MIT Media Lab project aims to map out the emotional language of animated gifs using game mechanics to draw user engagement and quantifiable methodologies to gather research data.

Watch the full interview below to learn about:
  • The design purposes for using specific mechanics to drive outcomes.
  • Where they drew inspiration from when building in the mechanics.
  • How the team plans to use gathered data to be used for scientific research.
  • The ethical questions for utilizing a crowd sourcing capability.
  • What possibilities lie ahead to facilitate complex dialogue beyond cataloging gifs.
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EP45: Gamification Revolution - Amy Baskin

August 20, 2015

Low-Tech Gamification for Students with Amy Baskin

Originally published on January 14, 2014

Educators are some of the hardest working people out there with some of the lowest budgets to do their jobs right. It takes ingenuity, creativity, and passion to achieve real engagement with students, which is why Amy Baskin's Grammar Olympics and other game concepts for grammar really demonstrate the power of fun for teaching.

We invited Amy to come on our weekly webshow to tell us more about what she's been up to and she shares some of her secrets and successes from her gamified endeavors. 

Be sure to join us this Thursday at 1 PM ET as Nir Eyal comes on to talk to us about designing habit-forming products. RSVP and sign-in to chat and join the conversation!

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EP33: Gamification Revolution - Mike Skocko

August 19, 2015

Turning Art Class into a Creative MMORPG with Mike Skocko

Originally published on September 27, 2013

The Gamification Revolution is the only live gamification webcast featuring Gabe Zichermann and fellow gamification experts every week. Be sure to catch our next episode next Thursday, September 26 at 1PM ET/1800 GMT, where we will feature the best and brightest in engagement.

Remember you can participate in the show if you sign-in and RSVP! Signing in will allow you to receive show reminders, ask questions, and even join Gabe and our guest for a live question.

In this review, we feature Mike Skocko, a visual-arts educator at Valhalla High School in California. We had first heard of Mike through an esteemed recommendation from Adobe's Tacy Trowbridge on Mike's awesome gamification initiatives. Listen to Mike's story below to learn about the questing system he adopted into his visual-art class to deliver curriculum in an interesting way.

This is a great conversation about a real-life teacher using effective game mechanics in the classroom. 

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EP30: Gamification Revolution - Karl Kapp

August 19, 2015

Karl Kapp on The Gamification of Instructional Design and Learning

Originally published September 4, 2013

The Gamification Revolution is the only live gamification webcast featuring Gabe Zichermann and fellow gamification experts every week. Join us and have all of your gamification questions answered by these experts. Today we'll be looking at last week’s guest: Karl Kapp, Professor/Consultant at Bloomsburg University and Gamified Learning Veteran.

Be sure to catch our next episode this Thursday, September 5th at 1PM ET/1800 GMT, where we will feature Jon Radoff, entrepreneur, author, and game/gamification designer.

Remember you can participate in the show if you sign-in and RSVP! Signing in will allow you to receive show reminders, ask questions, and even join Gabe and our guest for a live question.

In last week’s episode, Karl and Gabe went through many of the anxieties teachers have with games in the classrooms and how to address them. This is a great episode to watch if you're an educator and are unsure about the right way to incorporate games into the classroom. Karl goes into some really top-notch insights about not only the games but the teachers themselves!

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EP28: Gamification Revolution - Tracy Trowbridge

August 19, 2015

The Gamification Revolution is the only live gamification webcast featuring Gabe Zichermann and fellow gamification experts every week. Join us and have all of your gamification questions answered by these experts. This week’s guest was Tacy Trowbridge, Head of Education Programs at Adobe.

Be sure to catch our next episode this Thursday, August 22 at 1PM ET/1800 GMT, where we feature Nicole Lazzaro, creator of Tilt World and president of XEODesign Inc.

Tacy Trowbridge on Adobe's Education Exchange and Promoting Creativity

Originally published August 20, 2013

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In this week’s episode, Gabe and Tacy share some of Adobe's education programs to see how they're getting kids to become more creative and the resources they're offering for educators and students. You'll learn about Adobe's Education Exchange, Tacy's approach to motivating students in education, and a spirited user-chat about gamification user-experience. 

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