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by JZapper on Oct 10, 2012 at 11:01 AM}
Everything this week is coming up GBL. We are at the start of a project to incorporate games and game mechanics into a learning environment for our technology team of about 200 tech savvy, young, male staff. We have all kinds of learning resources, but minimal usage. Monday I read an article that uses a funny acronym MOOC. I go to coursera.org and there is a MOOC on gamification with a tbd start date. So I search and come up with this MOOC starting immediately. Boss says go for it. Next day I get an email asking about research on games in learning that leads to some great infographics. A good article appears in training mag that gets my mind sparking. Then I attend a webinar on the tin can API a way we can tie learning activities to/from our lms. What will happen today?
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Beth
GBL is getting funded, so it's getting attention! What did you see regarding research? Was any of it good?

:-)

Beth
I just completed that Coursera Gamification MOOC and the content is excellent, although there isn't much specific to learning per se. I mean the concepts are applicable but there's not a specific learning focus. I would recommend it for the future however.

Based on your situation I would also recommend Karl Kapp's book Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education. I think you have a great audience for gamification and hope you keep us posted.
I am going to check into Corsara, isn't that free but you have to pay for the certificate?
I know they are looking to make some courses have a paid component but when I took Gamification it was set up such that you could just lurk and just view the content and/or participate in the discussions but if you wanted the certificate you had to complete minimum quiz scores and assignment requirements. It was all free.
Leedale
Synchronicity, you mentioned Tin Can API.... I hadn't heard of it until literally 5 minutes ago. Who offered the webinar? What do you think of it?
Hawkye
"Everything is coming up GBL." I ain't even mad. This kind of stuff gives me hope for the future. I'm glad GBL is starting to get the real attention it deserves.
JZapper
Hi,
Sorry I didn't get back until now. The presentation I saw is available online at http://tincanapi.com/tin-can-chatter/tin-can-events/presentationsvideos/
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