The Gamification Report Blog

Using Social Deduction Games in Learning game design gamification instructional design Aug 10, 2022

by Jonathan Peters, PhD

There is a subset of games that I believe deserves an examination for certain learning programs. We’ve had a couple of people going through our Gamification Certifications recently who are tasked with creating cyber security courses. And I imagine other readers might...

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Animals (including humans) Learn Through Play behavioral science Jul 27, 2022

by Jonathan Peters, PhD, Sententia 

My weekly runs on the beach have been more interesting lately. Summer brings many people to our little island community. For some reason, more people than usual were digging in the sand last week. Some even came equipped with sizable shovels and buckets...

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Are You Failing as a Teacher? adult learning corporate training e-learning gamification instructional design Jul 19, 2022

by Monica Cornetti
Chief Engagement Officer, Sententia Gamification

My adventure into the world of gamification for learning began in the summer of 2012 when I received a call from a client asking me to develop a Creative Thinking Workshop for her managers using gamification. She said to me, "I...

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Worst Game Mechanic? Leaderboards behavioral science gamification Jul 13, 2022

Jonathan Peters, PhD, CMO, Sententia

“As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac El Dorado… Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired.”   ― David Mamet, Glengarry Glen Ross

I was young when arcades appeared. My parents...

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Is it OK to Brag? adult learning behavioral science Jul 06, 2022

Like me, you were probably raised to believe that no one will like you if you talk about yourself all the time. But did you know that if you can get people to talk about themselves, this act of  self-disclosure is accompanied by spurts of heightened activity in the brain? Harvard...

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4 Reasons to Enter Your L&D Project For an Industry Award adult learning corporate training e-learning gamification instructional design Jun 22, 2022

Training and eLearning awards and industry recognition are a well-established part of the Learning & Development community.

But while it's exciting to win big at an awards ceremony, you may be wondering whether they're worth the hard work and time that it takes to enter.

Awards and the...

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What Is a Low-Resolution Prototype? adult learning corporate training instructional design Jun 15, 2022

By Monica Cornetti
Sententia Gamification, Chief Engagement Officer

One of the best ways to gain insights into your gamified learning program design is to implement some form of low-resolution prototyping. This method involves producing an early, inexpensive, and scaled down version of the end...

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