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Ed Games Need To Fill in Assessment Gaps To Be Fully Useful

A joint study on game-playing in K-12 has found that educational game developers could improve the learning impact by making a few changes.

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The dark side of gamification

How well do you chop your cucumber?

It’s a ridiculous question, I know, but in the short film Sight the protagonist plays an augmented reality game …

Dark Side

Making Games: The Ultimate Project-Based Learning

Gamestar MechanicPart 6 of MindShift’s Guide to Games and Learning.As game-based learning increases in popularity, it’s easy to get pigeon-holed into …

Game Based Learning

14 Tools to Turn Game-Obsessed Kids into Genuine Game Designers


Institute of Play on Twitter

Everything we’ve learned at @Q2L_NYC over 7 years leads to this: 7 principles of game-like learning #gbl #sxswedu

Building an Amazing Race Activity!

A lot of peoplehave been asking me about an activity I have used called “The Amazing Race”. I’ve used the strategy at two professional learning …

Game-based learning on a shoestring

Game-based learning doesn’t have to break the bank. That was the key point of my presentation at The Learning Assembly in Melbourne last week.Sure, …

Game Based Learning

Gamification User Types and the 4 Keys 2 Fun

I am pretty excited about this one.

Gamification User Types

When I created my gamification User Types definitions, it was with a mind to help people …

Vol 4, No 1 (2015)

Table of Contents


Special Issue: Teaching with and about Games

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Tool Box

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Extra Credits - How Games Prepare You for Life - Education: 21st Century Skills

Creating systems and tools that inspire life-changing educational experiences.

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Lessons from Teaching with Games

The latest issue of Syllabus, an open access journal that explores the syllabus as a piece of scholarship that should be annotated and shared with …

Game Based Learning

Problems and Possibilities in Gamifying Learning: A Conceptual Review


This article presents a brief overview of the concept of gamification and examines and compares gamification with edutainment and …

The Long Game: An Approach to Game Design | Simages February 2015

The Long Game: An Approach to Game DesignBy Veronica BrownIn an episode of Orange is the New Black (season 2, #7), Vee (the mentor) and Suzanne (the …

Game Design

Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching

On 21 October 2015, we will finally arrive at the point in time that Marty McFly travels to in the 1989 sci-fi sequel, Back to the Future II. But if a teenager today were to drive Doc Brown’s DeLorean back to Hill Valley High, the film hero’s fictional school, would he or she notice any …


Gamifying the iClassroom - TCEA 2015

Shake Up Learning Blog by Kasey Bell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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"Gamification: Practical Strategies for Your Courses" (Nov. 21, 2014)

Nov. 21, 2014 - I was invited by Academic Impressions to present a webinar on Game Design and Gamification Strategies for education.

The live webinar can be obtained from Academic Impressions:


Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing

This is the third in a three-part series on Gamifiying Your Instruction. (Catch up with Part One and Part Two.)The series is written by Karl Kapp,

Play to Learn: Great Sites on Gamification

Gamification Blogs & Experts

Educators, gamers, game developers, and even parents and students are sharing their thoughts on gamification through …

Reaching Online Learners through Gamification Infographic

Reaching Online Learners through Gamification InfographicA key issue within eLearning (and training in general) is generating enough motivation so …


Gamified Course Turns Study into Play

Instructor Steve Beatty talks about adding game-like study clues to his International Film Studies course with LearningStudio’s PathBuilder …



How To Gamify Your Classroom

In my last post, Following the Oregon Trail: Why Gaming Prevails in Education, I discussed the rationale for including games in pedagogy. Games are …

How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

Participatory games let students see archival footage of events that happened in the places where they stand. (Rosenfeld Media/Flickr)The buzz around …

Game Based Learning

A Meta-analysis Indicating the Benefits of Video Games for Older Adults

Posted by Karl Kapp on February 1, 2015

The study is called “Video Game Training Enhances Cognition of Older Adults: A Meta-Analytic Study.”

The main …

Abstract of Study: Effect of Computer-Based Video Games on Children: An Experimental Study

Posted by Karl Kapp on January 13, 2015

Here are the results of an experimental study that compares the results of using a computer to teach (with no …

Fragmented Stories in the Cloud Chamber

Image courtesy of Investigate NorthKathleen Petersen, Deputy Director of Research at the Petersen institute, has gone missing. Hoping to learn what …

Alternate Reality

How To Build a Serious Game: Part 1

A game is a series of interesting choices.”- Sid Meier (legendary game designer)

How can a serious game be developed using instruction design and …

2014 Reflections on Gamification for Learning

Posted by Karl Kapp on January 5, 2015

The year 2014 was a fantastic year for gamification with lots of companies engaging in gamified solutions, more …