Archive Monthly Archives: September 2016

Cool Beans! Design Your Own Tabletop Game!

What’s Cool Beans!? Cool Beans! is a table top game for instructional designers who are just testing the waters of game thinking. Whether you design gamification (with the goal of motivating people to do behavioral change) or game-based learning (where you learn while playing a game) or a game-based assessment (where you assess existing knowledge […]

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Gamification is Not About Points, Badges and Leaderboards

Gamification is not about points, badges and leaderboards. Not even about engaging game mechanics or extraordinary games. It’s about people. Ordinary people, trying their best. It’s about motivating ordinary people to do extraordinary things in life. One of the common mistakes instructional designers make early in their gamification experience is focusing on game mechanics over […]

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