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Gamification Europe by Vasilis Gkogkidis

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(English version below) Todo empezó con un tweet the Vasilis Gkogkidis, organizador de la conferencia sobre gamificación Gamification Europe. Tras haber sido entrevistado en inglés y francés, Vasilis hablaba de su deseo de ser entrevistado alguna vez en español. ¡Y ahí entramos nosotros! Localizados en Madrid y acostumbrados a publicar de manera bilingüe en inglés y español, rápidamente nos ofrecimos ... Read More »

Differences between e-Learning, Gamification and Serious Games

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When an industry is just waking up, terms tend to be mixed up and borders are somehow blurred and confused. E-Learning, Gamification and Serious Games, are three facets of the same trend but users and even professionals have problems distinguishing them. Some people even think that they have nothing in common. Let’s try to shed light over this subject. Please ... Read More »

A Gamification experiment involving politics and poop??

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Probably the more successful way to motivate people is using humor. Humor makes people do things they even hate just for the sake of laughing about it. This is the premise used by a bunch of students of Psychology in Madrid as the basis of a curious experiment. If you think politics and poop are extremely related, you are going ... Read More »

Are Big Companies the Future of Education?

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Every year governments all over the world cut Educational budgets. Education is not profitable in the short-term. Over 70% of students are underage so they don’t vote. Political parties have it easy to relocate money to more trending areas and population usually doesn’t complain. But year by year Education deteriorates. No money is invested in renovating methods and approaches. Teachers and ... Read More »

The Future of Gamification in 20 sentences

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Gamification World Congress left us with a lot to think about. We have gathered here the most interesting ideas that are shaping how Gamification will grow and hopefully change how we study, work and live our everyday lives. Be inspired by the best GWC speakers! Adding points, badges and leaderboards is not enough to create a successful gamified tool – @yukaichou ... Read More »

Gamification World Congress 2015 is almost here!!

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For the 4th year, Gamification World Congress is just around the corner. From 10 to 13 November at Fira de Barcelona, gamification experts from all around the world will gather to share the future of Gamification and Serious Games. Are you going to miss it? 60 international top speakers will be presenting their projects and ideas, among them, gamification experts ... Read More »

SuperBetter – When Serious Games can Give you a Longer Life

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Serious Game Design has its superstar. If Serious Games were Pop Music, Jane McGonigal would be Madonna! If you still don’t know who Jane is, then you are a lucky one because you can watch her great TED talks for the first time! She speaks about games and how they can make a better world. She has been creating amazing ... Read More »

The Gamification of Life by Jesse Schell

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In February 2010, professor Jesse Schell (Schell Games) gave an interesting, humorous but slightly apocalyptic talk at DICE Summit, where he illustrated the way in which games can –and will- affect our behavior in a future where we lead gamified lives and where all our actions are reward-based. Today, much has changed –but many of Schell’s thoughts are still undeniable. While at first ... Read More »

The Dancing Traffic Light: Gamifying waiting

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In July 2014, Lisbon woke up to find a new guy in town: a dancer trapped inside the traffic lights. Like us, the little red guy inside the traffic light hates to wait. Imagine you are that figure. Always standing. Always alerting others to wait. Always receiving stern looks from the passerbies, forcing them to stop. He was sad. And ... Read More »

Serious Games Congresses and Conferences 2015

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Tired of trying to be updated about all that is going on in the Serious Games industry? At onseriousgames.com we are gathering for you all the key events that you shouldn’t forget this 2015. We will update this list whenever we come across a new initiative and will create very soon an interactive calendar to keep it neat and tidy. Serious Games or ... Read More »