Gamification 10 – Gamification Social Good

PHILADELPHIA, 29 September –- Gamification Lecture 10: Gamification Social Good & Behavior Change with Kevin Werbach of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, Week 5! How to apply gamification to make the world better, or to improve people’s well-being, primarily through behavior change techniques. • Gamification / Coursera CLASS …

Gamification 9 – Enterprise Gamification

PHILADELPHIA, 28 September –- Gamification Lecture 8: Enterprise Gamification with Kevin Werbach of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, Week 5! Particular challenges and opportunities when applying gamification inside an organization. • Gamification / Coursera CLASS NOTES – PART 9 – Enterprise Gamification 9.1 Enterprise applications this week moving …

A Sonnet to Loo Roll

I am a tad bit under the weather as of late… or more plainly: I am sick as hell. What started off as a light cold has inevitably exploded into an oh-my-god-I’ve-forgotten-what-it-feels-like-not-to-be-ill-eww-gross-is-that-what-the-inside-of-my-lungs-look-like??? full-blown influenza extravaganza. Needless to say, my cough is about the only thing about me that’s been productive, …

Viagra Humor

  The moment was right: I had a Viagra Humor moment today. You know those Viagra commercials with the If you have an erection lasting more than 4 hours call your doctor… Four Hours!!! Who has a four hour erection??? What do you do? Can you leave the house? Do …

Unlicense.org

I came across an exciting site today, unlicense.org. Below is the intro and license text from the site. Visit them for the full documentation, links, etc Unlicense Yourself: Set Your Code Free What is the Unlicense? The Unlicense is a template for disclaiming copyright interest in software you’ve written; in …

A Spree of Violence

One consistent part of gaming worlds as opposed to open platforms such as Second Life is violence, and then especially the worst kind of it: murder. Although we gamers as a rule use the euphemism “killing things” instead of the much stronger “murdering people”, the essence is the same. Apparently …

Gamification 6 – Psychology & Motivation II

PHILADELPHIA, 16 September –- Gamification with Kevin Werbach of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, Week 3! The previous unit explains the benefits of a behavioral approach to gamification; this one identifies the risks and alternatives. Class Notes – Part 6 – Psychology and Motivation II 6.1 Limits of …

Gamification 5 – Psychology & Motivation I

PHILADELPHIA, 14 September –- Gamification with Kevin Werbach of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, Week 3! Gamification is a technique for motivation, so it ties very directly into psychology. This unit introduces the behavioral psychology concepts relevant to gamification. Class Notes — Part 5 — Psychology & Motivation …

Becoming Someone Else – Part 1

This salon has professional authors with qualifications in education, psychology and other professions who explore identity and virtual identify. I read their posts with great interest.  There’s little question in my mind that most people who enter virtual worlds end up making choices that lead them into their identities. Ravanel started a series called, …