The Gamification Report Blog

A Quick Look and the Long History of Learning adult learning behavioral science instructional design Dec 29, 2017

Roughly 10,000 years ago, humans created formalized language. Before then, they certainly communicated, but with grunts and gestures. With language, people could share important concepts with each other, warn about dangers, entertain, and preserve the tribe’s history by telling stories to...

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Gamification Simplified game design gamification motivation Jun 20, 2017

Gamification is the use of game elements and game-design techniques in non-game contexts. Let me break that down.

Game Elements:  Think of game elements as a toolkit for building a game. Game elements include game pieces, avatars, rules, scoring points, proceeding to the next level,...

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Onboarding: A Reflection adult learning behavioral science business objectives corporate training instructional design Apr 24, 2017

In his seminal work describing flow, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi discusses the frustration we feel when a challenge is more difficult than our abilities, or how boring a task will be if our skills surpass the challenge. Flow, he says, comes at the balance between challenge and...

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What Uber Can Teach Us About Engagement adult learning behavioral science gamification motivation Apr 03, 2017

What Uber Can Teach Us About Engagement

by Jonathan Peters, PhD

 

In an effort to continue the piling-on of Uber Technologies, The New York Times published an article that is critical of Uber’s use of “psychological tricks” to “manipulate” people to drive at...

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Why Apply Gamification adult learning corporate training gamification instructional design Dec 28, 2016

Let’s face it, gamifying a training takes a lot of extra work. It’s easy to deliver information in a lecture. Shouldn’t it be the participant’s responsibility to take our information, remember it, and apply it? After all, they are adults. Why is it our responsibility to...

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Gamification Challenge: Dollarize It! - ROI vs. ROE adult learning business objectives corporate training gamification motivation Dec 13, 2016

It’s probably no surprise to you, but investing in employees pays off.
Learning opportunities result in higher levels of employee promotion, retention, satisfaction, skills and knowledge, and this translates to better organizational performance. In fact, research shows the more a company...

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5 Things You Should Know About Gamification adult learning corporate training gamification instructional design motivation Nov 26, 2016

As a business owner, leader, manager, HR or talent development professional, you can learn how to create fun and rewarding gamified experiences to achieve the business objectives that are crucial for the success and profitability of your organization. But you’ll have to begin with a...

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