Gamification: It’s Easier than You Think!

Gamification: It’s Easier than You Think!

BONUS: several cool infographics on gamification of education:

this is a recording of a webinar, which took place yesterday, September 3, 2014. The presenter is Canadian. Sean Isles

Gamification versus game based education

Gamification is application of typical elements of game play to unconventional areas

Game based is learning that takes place withing a game simulated environment itself

D2L offers options for gamified education

Leveling / Gating: turn off/on content modules by weekly increments.

Bosses/Challenges – simple quiz at the end of each module (training quizzes, open to take unlimited times)

Celebration of successes – emails from intelligent agents, short funny video, etc.

Intelligent agent send an email not only to student, but to an office, where top scoring students can get a gift.


simulator. used Unity to create the game

Shaun Iles: and Brian Gould:

Leaderboard – – Brightspace by D2L. needs to be purchased, but allows modify and customize with HTML and CSS

Badges: meaningless if the entire institution is not on board. google and mozilla badges platforms. D2L is about to roll out badges, only if the entire institution and the business recognize them. otherwise, the badges are dead upon exit from class.

make discussion interactive through upvote:

Scavenger hunt mentioned. Bluetooth info beacons used across campus to enable scavenger hunt. Across mobile devices.

Librarians and instructional designers mentioned.

His D2L home page has twitter widget and skype widget. He says the Skype widget enormously used. When will my proposal for Adobe Connect Widget will be addressed, am asking I for years?

4 Comments on Gamification: It’s Easier than You Think!

  1. Plamen Miltenoff
    September 4, 2014 at 10:05 pm (6 years ago)

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  2. Plamen Miltenoff
    September 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm (6 years ago)

    From: Miltenoff, Plamen
    Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 4:42 PM
    Subject: webinar on gamification

    Good afternoon.
    In the spirit of the recently started discussions around games and gamification,, please consider a webinar, which took place yesterday. The link to the archived session is on the IMS blog:
    I also added links to several infographics, which offer simplified overview of gaming concepts.
    There is also a crude outline of the topics touched during the 45 min webcast.
    As reflected in the outline, the webcast is exceptionally suitable for the gaming direction, sought by LRS:
    – It has a very short theoretical part explaining the difference between gamification and game-based learning
    – The hands-on part, is closely bound to D2L, which accidentally happened to be the LMS on this campus
    – It touches on several other concepts which have been making headlines: e.g., badges, upvote etc.
    I would like very much to see a faculty + staff analysis and discussion regarding the content of this webinar, since it offers the potential for direct and practical applications at the SCSU campus.
    Please let me know, if more information is needed.

  3. Plamen Miltenoff
    October 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm (6 years ago)

    Sent: Friday, October 17, 2014 9:16 AM
    To: Miltenoff, Plamen; Rengel, Marian R.; O’Dea, Mary
    Subject: agree on most immediate and important points regarding gaming at LRS and SCSU to be presented to DC on Wed
    When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:00 AM-10:30 AM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada).

    Good morning
    Can you pls call me at
    320 4926157
    I will not be able to meet you f2f.
    If needed, we can connect also on Adobe Connect with the link below.
    This is the plan; we might be able to resolve it in 10-15 min, unless we have to share and discuss pre-history

    1. Gaming and Gamification – definitions and how it applies to LRS in the SCSU context: we want to be the campus leaders / educators regarding the application of games and gamification of the learning process on campus
    2. Gaming and Gamification at LRS
    a. Two distinct levels
    i. Entertainment
    ii. Pedagogical level
    b. Organizing the entire process
    i. Committee? ?group? who is in the group and how the group is selected
    1. Marian, Mary and Plamen?
    2. Eric? Who else from the staff?
    a. What can we, the faculty who are interested in the “higher” (educational) level of gaming, contribute to the organization of the “entertainment” level of gaming? We need to be involved in the entertainment level, so we can understand better the psychic of the gamers, so we can consider “recruiting” gamers for the “higher” level etc
    b. We are considering having the gaming “place” at the FLS place. Any other suggestions?
    ii. Promoting the place not only to “entertainment” people but to faculty (who will be very difficult to sell it to). Attracting faculty, who are into gaming; Matt Barton
    c. Existing activities:
    1. it was discussed at the Reference Group meeting and it was… hm… put on hold? (surprise surprise). Mary, how would you qualify the last week meeting and the offers to steer LRS reference librarianship into more digital tracks?
    2. The possibility to use the template for Archives / History activities. Who wants to talk to Tom S. He will shut it down, just because he has to be in “unity” w the reference desk librarians.
    3. In two weeks, Vicky Williams and first year experience sections are doing it. What is next? They are open to expand and consider badges as a reward (instead of food)
    3. Gamification of the learning process at SCSU
    a. An excellent webcast available at the IMS blog: presents step-by-step ideas how to use D2L to gamify the learning process. In order to do this, we, the gaming committee at LRS will need a partner, faculty who is teaching a large class. We can use the LIB290 to prepare ourselves and to prepare a “sample,” in order to convince a faculty with a large class
    b. Other activities (please share your ideas)
    4. Other ideas

    Please feel free to rewrite, reorder and add items.
    Looking forward to hearing from you soon .

  4. Plamen Miltenoff
    February 9, 2015 at 6:40 pm (6 years ago)

    Ist Gamification nur eine neue Art, die Leute zu betrügen?
    in intelligent gamification

    logical hesitations about gamification come from Germany.
    points out toward
    A Declaration of Independence of Gamification von Christian McCrea
    Ian Bogusts Gamification is Bullshit
    the objections against gamification:
    (1) nothing new at all, (2) superfluous, (3) amoral or (4) dangerous.
    A cultural clash: in societies like Germany, where gaming are not readily accepted as learning method, especially games which don’t belong to the sport realm, it is difficult to accept gaming
    Motivation und Engagement – The Difference between stupid and intelligent Gamification


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