Our task is to show how learning is already very much like a game and to draw out those gamelike qualities.
What do you think? Do you think that gamification is dead? I was struck most by the statement made in the quote from this article above–"Our task is to show how learning is already very much like a game and to draw out those gamelike qualities." Life isn’t a game, but we find ways to make decision making challenges into something that fuels the mind instead of draining the mind when possible. This article provides an interesting perspective on the gamification "fad" and where we need to go from here using some of the same principles but in a different light.
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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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