Problems in education, as solved by James Paul Gee

on Apr 16, 2012
A few weeks ago, James Gee visited Indiana University and gave a talk on the foundering education system—with its failing standards and increasing disjointedness with most society—and proposed deferring to the natural state of knowledge in this...

GDC: Winning the behavior change game – suggestion...

on Mar 8, 2012
The role of games for promoting, facilitating, an supporting behavior change has been a hot topic at this year’s conference. Below are summaries from two presentations from two separate sessions, both of which stress how games – through their...

GDC: Time to get SuperBetter

on Mar 8, 2012
As part of the Game IT summit of this year’s conference, there was a special Health IT session Monday afternoon, featuring presentations for integrating games with health-focused IT. Headlining this session was the unveiling of SuperBetter, Jane...

GDC: Getting Integration Right - Productivity Tool...

on Mar 6, 2012
Busy first day, so some delay in reporting. I'd like to first mention an interesting session from Monday afternoon on the nature of integrating games into existing information tech.  This “Entertaining the Enterprise” session was organized...

Gamification: Response to a Rant

on Sep 14, 2011
Oh, gamification, you've been quite the hot topic here on MotivatePlay, though (I would like to think) this has more to do with gamification's popularity in the media at large lately than a bias on our part. Whatever the case, we have tried to...

CGames 2011 Conference Quick Hits

on Aug 5, 2011
Last week I was at CGames 2011 in Louisville Kentucky. The conference was sponsored by IEEE, so naturally, it had a computer science angle. It has been around for a long time and when it first started 16 years ago it was quite cutting edge. Over the...