The Gamification Report Blog

What Do You Know About the Esports Phenomena? adult learning game design gamification motivation Sep 14, 2022

Stats You Don’t Know BUT Your Learners Do

In the past decade, competitive gaming has experienced a meteoric rise in popular culture and economic value.

Esports is the fastest growing sport in the country, and colleges have begun to respond to that demand by offering scholarships for varsity...

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Gestures in Learning behavioral science instructional design Sep 05, 2022

When I met Lillian, she was just beginning to experiment with her first words, but she had been communicating via sign language for months. She not only expressed her needs and wants, but also how she felt about situations long before she could express such terms verbally. 

Gestures are our...

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Movement and Learning Sep 04, 2022

by Jonathan Peters, PhD

Mrs. Van Etten’s second-grade class was stressful for me. Our desks were precisely placed in exact rows, where we sat for long stretches in silence. The slightest wiggle would draw her scathing stare. And the tension both internally and within the room would increase...

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Learning Outside the Cubicle  adult learning behavioral science Aug 17, 2022

by Jonathan Peters, PhD

 

With the launch of our new Box Experience, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be inside or outside the box. With the Box Experience each panel of the Box—both inside and out—represents different aspects of our lives. For instance, on the...

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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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