I use this blog to reflect and distill my thinking about simulations and games for learning. I look for ready to use resources to quickly create active learning experiences that engage and inform. I also share, news, ideas, and just for fun.


When work becomes a game: Gamification Pre-History?

When work becomes a game From the BBC an article about games and the workplace. This article is from 2007, before gamification became a buzz word. The idea comes in the second half of the article with notion that elements of games are being incorporated into the workplace world. The elements are in a way the most obvious parts of the massively multiplayer games such as guilds and a virtual currency. A review of more solid research on game design should be required reading for HR professionals to evaluate the promises of the gamification snake oil purveyors.

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