Intrinsic/extrinsic motivation: A false dichotomy?

on Jan 14, 2013
The impact of Deci & Ryan’s self-determination theory in social psychology is difficult to overstate. This is the source of the frequently argued point that intrinsic motivation (motivation to do something based on inherent properties of the...

What Can Serious Games Learn from Soap Operas?

on Oct 24, 2012
The serious games industry—if “industry” is the right word for a ragtag handful of academics and idealistic startups—is in a deceptively precarious position. Funding for games and gamified applications is at record levels in the public and...

Games, Learning and Society 8.0

on Jun 14, 2012
Games, Learning, and Society is one of the most exciting conferences around for anyone interested in the intersection of games, game development, and educational theory and practice. Ellen Jameson and I are on the scene at the University of...