Gamification: how it can improve educational outcomes

  • March 27, 2014 · 6:00 PM

Time to move past the old good or evil debate in relation to gamification and look at some examples of how it can actually improve educational outcomes and products. For clarification, we're taking gamification to mean applying the extrinsic mechanics of games (competition, scores and achievements) to non game situations to motivate users. 

Confirmed speakers:

Wayne Holmes, Zondle. Wayne understands gamification from both an academic and an industry perspective. He puts his PhD to good use motivating and informing Zondle's massive community of users worldwide.

Jamie Brooker, Kahoot!. Jamie is one of the founders of Kahoot! a classroom response system with a games-based philosophy. He'll share some stories about Kahoot! and how they drive user engagement on their platform.

Eiman Munro, Elementals. Eiman will be sharing her insights into 'the madness behind the method' of games looking at what works in the hobby market and with paper-based games.

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  • Matt W.

    Thanks to the speakers - I always learn stuff at LEGup! Thanks again Kirsten and Martha for this essential group :)

    March 27

    • Victoria A.

      Hi Matt, sorry did not realise you were there!, would have liked to have said hi. Catch you at the party!

      March 27

    • Matt W.

      Hi Vicky, just saw you messaged me last time. Great to meet you at guys at last - it was a good night!

      April 17

  • Martin

    Fantastic!

    April 13

  • James M.

    Hi, does anyone know if there is a video from this gamification event, I'd really appreciate it, thanks!

    March 31

  • Sophie B.

    Thanks again Kirsten and Martha for organising another thought provoking event. And great audience too. Respectful yet questioning. Roll on 3rd birthday.

    March 31

  • Hiro D.

    other compelling (?) uses for gamification in this must see video http://vimeo.com/46304267

    March 28

  • Tina de S.

    Great presentations from speakers and questions & dialogue from the audience

    March 28

  • Russell W.

    Again, fantastic presentations.

    March 28

  • Victoria A.

    Thanks to Kirsten and Martha, lots to think about as always.

    March 27

  • Valérie Gangnat T.

    I got caught up on a phone call and couldn't leave. I'm watching the live stream. Sorry ;-(

    March 27

  • Pat

    Hey, some people in the foyer if you could let us in :)

    March 27

  • David M.

    So sorry to cancel at this late stage. Hope someone else can use my place.

    March 27

  • Des G

    Sorry folks, I double booked like an eedjit. Break a leg Eiman!

    March 24

    • Eiman M.

      Hi Des...look forward to seeing you later ..both of you ;)

      March 27

  • Rob H.

    I'd really really like to come to this! I recently made an educational game to help educate kids about the dangers of underage drinking: http://gamedevmojo.com/grab-the-goodies/

    March 26

  • Rob H.

    I'd really really like to come to this!

    March 26

  • David K.

    Hi its me

    March 26

  • David K.

    Hi its me

    March 26

  • David M.

    Delighted to be joining you for this event.

    March 26

  • Richard S.

    Kirsten, sorry but I can no longer make this meetup. Thought I should let you know so someone else can attend from the waiting list. Good luck and enjoy Richard

    March 26

  • Selenium J.

    Hi great I'm Attending !

    March 3, 2014

  • Leroy S.

    I am able to attend. Looking forward to it

    March 3, 2014

  • Fausto F.

    It's amazing the amount of amazing speakers and subjects you get here. Great work!

    March 3, 2014

  • Leroy S.

    Not available to attend this time round. I am interested in meeting e learning designer/s. Please get in touch.

    March 3, 2014

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