Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What is Gamification? A Short Whiteboard Video, Posted by Karl Kapp

A video with a definition for gamification, the origin of gamification and some predictions by Karl Kapp (published in this post). The definition is applied to learning and instruction and is based on the same ideas of the latest Karl Kapp's book on the subject (see this other post). The differences between gamification, learning games and simulations are also presented.

The video includes also Kapp's notions of structural gamification and content gamification:
  • Structural gamification: the application of game elements to propel a learner through content with no alterations or changes to that content, only the structure around the content
  • Content gamification: the application of game elements, game mechanics and game thinking to alter content to make the content more game like.

See also these posts about the history of gamification:

A Brief History of Gamification: Part I - The Origin
A Brief History of Gamification: Part II - The Name
A Brief History of Gamification: Part III - The Definitions
A Brief History of Gamification: Part IV - The Evolution
A Brief History of Gamification: Part V - The Definitions (Again)
A Brief History of Gamification: Part VI - The Predictions


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