The Gamification Report Blog

Seven Ways to Add Stories to Your eLearning Courses e-learning gamification instructional design story Jan 17, 2022

Monica Cornetti, President, Sententia, Inc

 

We all know that stories are a great way to engage an audience, yet it seems so few people actually study and use the tool in a manner that truly impacts their audience.

So what does it actually take to create a story that is not only engaging but...

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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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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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The Magic Circle adult learning corporate training game design gamification instructional design Dec 29, 2021

In Game Design, we talk about the Magic Circle into which a player steps when they agree to play the game. Inside this circle, the rules and reality of the real world are suspended, and we accept the world of the game.

In video games, it is obvious that we are in a world different from the real...

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What Makes Your Learners Tick?  (The Secret to Gamification Design) gamification instructional design motivation Dec 26, 2021

Jonathan Peters, PhD
Chief Motivation Officer

Gamification is an effective tool to make training engaging and fun, because it uses the dynamics of games, such as collaboration, chance, and progress, to tap into learners’ intrinsic desires to master and complete tasks.

When done well,...

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The Superpower of Alliteration: A Partridge in a Pear Tree. adult learning behavioral science corporate training gamification instructional design Dec 25, 2021

by Jonathan Peters, PhD
Chief Motivation Officer

When I was in second grade, there were 4 Jonathans. One, of course, got to go by Jon, one got Jonathan, one had to settle for Jonny, and since I have two first names, I was labeled “Pete.” And I was called Pete all the way through high...

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