Gamification

The Importance Of Randomness

The Importance Of Randomness

Teachers work very hard to remove randomness from classrooms, either through organization of time, activity or the direct assignment of groups to undertake the activity. A classroom is often only seen as effective when the random elements are minimized. But is that always the best option?

Solved Games And Boring Worklives

Solved Games And Boring Worklives

The more a job inherently resembles a game …. the more enjoyable it will be regardless of the worker’s level of development Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi, Flow,

Gamification And Assessment

Gamification And Assessment

Very few students enjoy assessment. It is stressful, frustrating, and often viewed as a necessary evil. It doesn’t have to be. Gamification can provide a

The Trap Of Certainty

The Trap Of Certainty

Students like to know where they stand in relation to each other, and in relation to their grades. The ability to see where you currently

The World Is But A Game

    What is a game? To understand gamification and its impact on teaching this is possibly one of the most fundamental questions. It is

What is Gamification?

What is Gamification?

Gamification is a relatively new term. I believe it was coined by the Conundra consulting company in 2003. Given its relative newness, people are still

Fudge and my Discovery of Rubrics

Fudge and my Discovery of Rubrics

I have never been particularly good at maths. This, sadly, has limited some of my enjoyment of roleplaying games. I was sick of “Roll Playing”