Gamifying Subway Performers

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I had a thought the other week. Every morning on my way to work I see (and hear) a subway performer playing music. Some are quite good, inciting smiles or brief pauses from people walking by. Now imagine┬áthese performers had a few jars labeled with different emotions and laid out in front of them. Depending on where commuters dropped their …

Open source achievements!

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David Humphrey recently showed me this awesome project by Mozilla called Open Badges. For my gamification project, I had initially planned on implementing my own achievement module to keep track achievements. I hadn’t put too much thought into this so when Dave asked me how I planned to tackle issues like security (preventing students from unlocking achievements illegally) and authentication …

Overview of Gamifying Education

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One of my school courses has given me the awesome opportunity to find a client, analyze their needs, and subsequently develop a system to satisfy those needs. Most students in my class have chosen to find clients with practical needs – a new invoicing system, a robust ticket ordering system, and so on. While these are all adequate and will …