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Pun-interested

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If you are like me, you’ve got a healthy amount of scepticism when it comes to new and emerging ‘tech-trends’. Fly-by-nights and the dot.com explosions have created a culture of ‘join and forget’ – how many times have you joined some ‘amazing’ and ‘popular’ or ‘revolutionary’ thing just to forget about it - or slowly drift away from it (MySpace, anyone?)

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Irrational Motivation

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Short: Feed the hungry! Gamified charity.

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Do you know what divagate means?

You could be feeding the hungry!

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Gamification and Education: Escapist Magazine (Part 2)

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As I wrote back on the 11th, Escapist Magazine has put together a short video trying to inspire and explain some gamification concepts within the education field. 

My previous article explained some incentives and bonuses that this approach could garner, with teamwork bringing about class bonuses, and even modifiers to your "experience points" (essentially a less punitive gauge of course perf0rmance).

Before I continue with this however, I thought it might be interesting to mention that several leading Game Designers despise gamification totally, believing that subverting

Gamification and Education: Escapist Magazine

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There are many fields that Gamification could theoretically be applied to, but it is one thing to theorise and hypothesise, and quite another to actually test and draw results. 

Extracredits (a content creator for Escapist Magazine) recently posted a short video answering some questions by educators world-wide, centred around how to implement gamification techniques in the field of Education (Primarily at Secondary/High School levels). 

They touch on many different techniques, but the one that stuck with me the most was the reinvention of our current marking system. We currently mark in an exclusionary fashion, were we look at an ideal piece of work as worthy of full marks (for example 100%).

You brushed your teeth! (EXP 500) You just Leveled Up! (What is Gamification?)

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on Wednesday, 20 April 2011
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Alright. I'm new to this so bear with me (and forgive me if I seem a bit rigid, I'm far too used to academic writing!)

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My name is Ryc0v. I'm a bit of a nerd. I like angry (occasionally underground) music, cyber-violence, computer games, role-playing games and innovation.

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