The Gamification Report Blog

Does Drumming Increase Our Intelligence? Jan 05, 2022

Jonathan Peters, PhD
Chief Motivation Officer

12 drummers drumming … we made it!  We are on our final day of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! And it is certainly going off with a bang with our 12 drummers drumming. 

My uncle played the drums in high school. He drove my mom...

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Juke Box Hero adult learning behavioral science corporate training e-learning game design gamification Jan 04, 2022

When Foreigner’s song Juke Box Hero plays, I’m instantly transported to a camp meeting in British Columbia when I was 14. It was the first time I kissed a girl with braces. Her older sister had a driver’s license and was playing Foreigner while driving us away from the...

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Why Would a Lord Leap? behavioral science gamification instructional design Jan 03, 2022

Jonathan Peters, PhD
Chief Motivation Officer

Perhaps the bigger question is why would 10 lords be leaping? Is it because of the lizard in the living room? Or a lusty look from a lover? Perhaps they’re competing to be on the leaderboard in a leaping league.  

In learning and...

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Do You Need a Movement Break? adult learning corporate training instructional design Jan 02, 2022

Over a year ago, I moved about as far south as you can move in the State of Texas. Down here, my life would go more smoothly if I could at least understand spoken Spanish (9 damas bailando), but… 

People who teach language acquisition are perhaps rightfully faultfinding of...

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How to Milk a Cow Jan 01, 2022

by Jonathan Peters, PhD
Chief Motivation Officer

As Sententia celebrates the 12 Days of Christmas, I anticipated eight maids a milking …

because I worked on a dairy farm for several months in high school. 

I was sent to a boarding school that believed young people shouldn’t just...

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Recap adult learning corporate training gamification instructional design Dec 31, 2021

Understanding the 12 Days of Christmas meaning adds something special to this favorite traditional carol. Its repeating verses make it fun to learn the list of traditional gifts which reflect items that were familiar to life in 18th century England and France.

The song has endured because it...

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Easter Eggs for Extra Exploration? adult learning corporate training e-learning gamification Dec 30, 2021

by Jonathan Peters, PhD
Chief Motivation Officer

Probably because of my sense of humor, or maybe because I have a high motivation for Curiosity, but the game mechanic of Easter eggs is one of my favorites. 

For readers unfamiliar with the use of the term (not the eggs you painted as a child),...

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