Thursday, September 12, 2013

A RECIPE for Meaningful Gamification

In this video Scott Nicholson at Syracuse University shares his ideas around Meaningful Gamification that goes beyond the simple points, badges, and levels to dig more deeply into factors that will generate intrinsic motivation and engagement.
Here's a link to his blog -

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The story behind "The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life."

This great piece in the Huffington Post describes "...the biggest disaster in TED history!" It gave me an opportunity to revisit Jane McGonigal's talk from last year to hear how games (among other things) can make us live richer and healthier lives.

Be sure to follow up on and look at some of the research behind those remarks. In addition, just watching and engaging with the talk would also add 7.68245837 minutes to your life-span. So, while the talk is 19 minutes, your are really only spending less than 12 minutes watching it...?