The Gamification Report Blog

Does Drumming Make You Smarter? adult learning behavioral science game-based learning gamification Jan 05, 2023

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...

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Are You a Lounger or a Leaper? adult learning behavioral science motivation Jan 03, 2023

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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Are You Designing Learning Experiences to Include Movement? adult learning corporate training instructional design Jan 02, 2023

Two years 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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What Can We Learn From Milking Cows? adult learning game-based learning gamification instructional design Jan 01, 2023

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...

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Week 1 Recap adult learning corporate training game-based learning gamification Dec 31, 2022

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...

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Use the Easter Eggs Game Mechanic for Gamified and Game-Based Learning adult learning corporate training game-based learning gamification Dec 30, 2022

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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Can We Get Serious About Gamified and Game-Based Learning? adult learning behavioral science corporate training game-based learning gamification Dec 28, 2022

Monica Cornetti, MS-EDE
President

A great deal of research has concluded that play-based learning is genuinely and positively impactful on learning and development, and one can argue that humans learn best when at least one of these four provisions are present so that learners:

  1. Take an active...
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