Sunday, 5 January 2014
Course starts 17 MARCH 2014
Do you want to know what Gamification really is about? Do you want to learn how to design fun and engaging experiences? Are you ready to change your world with game design? Then join us in this MOOC!
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About this course
Why Gamification?Games have become the new normal. The gaming industry is already more powerful than other ways of entertainment like music or movies. An average young person will spend more than 10,000 hours gaming by the age of 21 - somewhat the time that it takes us to master any kind of skill- and yet, there's a huge engagement crisis in many other areas. 70% of US full-time employees are not motivated by what they are doing, kids spend way more time engaged with video games than they do with books, the average attention span in 2012 was less than 10 seconds and it's decreasing every year...
It seems like only games are truly understanding how human motivation really works. But how is that possible? Why are we glued to games? Can we design that kind of gameful experiences in non-game contexts to make them more engaging?
And the most important question: How to do so?
Course StructureWeek 1 (17/03/2014) Games. Game Design. Gamefulness. Gamification
Week 2 (31/03/2014) Psychology and Gamification: Why are games and gamification so engaging?
Week 3 (07/04/2014)The different types of Gamification
Week 4 (14/04/2014) Defining gamified experiences: Things to know before we start
Week 5 (21/04/2014) Creating gamified experiences: The first steps of the design process
Week 6 (28/04/2014) Designing gamified experiences: Storytelling, mechanics, aesthetics and much more
Week 7 (05/05/2014) Going further than the basics
Learning OutcomesIn this course you'll learn the basics of Gamification with a highly practical approach. We'll especially focus on how to design gamified experiences in real life and students will be able to gain knowledge in areas such as: game design, psychology, management, or education.
Our main goal will be to understand and master the principles of gamification to design experiences that make things more fun and engaging.
Who is this course for?Do you want your team to perfom better? Are you looking for ways to fully engage happy customers? Do you want to see kids learning while playing? Or are you just looking forward to seeing a better world?
Gamification can be used in many areas and almost any task can be fun and engaging so this course could be great for people like: teachers, educators, managers, C-level executives, health and fitness professionals, psychologists or researchers. So...
Whether you ever asked yourself one of these questions or you just want to know how to make things more fun and engaging, this course is for you!
Prior KnowledgeThis is a level 1 course and all you need to bring in the class is a playful attitude! Anyway, having some prior knowledge is always great, so if you already want to start this epic adventure, here are 3 ways you can do so:
- If you want to start reading some books on it: http://www.epicwinblog.net/2013/05/best-gamification-books-where-to-start.html
- If you’d rather learn by doing: http://www.epicwinblog.net/2013/10/the-35-gamification-mechanics-toolkit.html
- And if you like none of them, well, there’s always a way. Go and start playing games!
Assessments and CertificationThis MOOC will be based on creative assignments where we’ll try you to learn by doing and after successfully completing those assignments, students will receive their statement certificates of accomplishment if their overall score is higher than 7. Besides, everyone will receive an statement of participation.
WorkloadThis course will feature weekly videos and creative assignments so you’ll have to spend around 3-4 hours per week, and if you want to know more, we’ll provide you with reading references and plenty of insightful videos, blogs and resources. In addition, there will be live hangouts and local meetups so the workload is actually up to you.
Live G+ Hangouts & Local MeetupsWe plan to do Live Hangouts with the best students of the week, and local meetups with the best communities of the course.
Live HangoutsEvery week, we’ll ask all the students to discuss about some interesting topics and we'll feature the most insightful ones on a weekly hangout. More information coming soon.
Local MeetupsWe’ll foster local communities within the course and we’ll try to organise meetups with the biggest and most active ones from all over the world. To do so, we’ll select 3 organisers that voluntarily apply for that position in the forums and then try to coordinate a meetup with the teachers during the course or afterwards. Stay tuned for more exciting news!
Keep in touch!We are quite active on FB, Twitter, G+ and blogs! You can follow us and engage in the conversation here:
Facebook: Gamification Design MOOC Page
Linkedin: Gamification Design MOOC Network
Official #GDMooc Student CommunitiesFacebook
FAQPlease have a look at Iversity's FAQ if you have any other questions regarding the platform.
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Victor Manrique designs gameful experiences at Play Jugo, an spanish startup that helps people achieve their personal and professional objectives by playing. He teaches gamification at the IEBSchool's Master Degrees and he's one of the coordinators of Gamification Spain Meetups, a community-oriented event that takes place all over Spain every 3 months. Victor is ranked among the best gamification experts according to leaderboarded.com and he is currently finishing his Business & Law Double Degree at the University of Zaragoza. You can find him playing DoD Source, TF2 & Celtic Tribes, or here:
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He's enjoyed several stages abroad, like at the IMSC (Integrated Media Systems Center, University of Southern California - USC, Los Angeles, California, USA, 1998), at the VIS Lab (The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California at Irvine - UCI, 2005) and at the Entertainment Technology Center (Carnegie Mellon University - CMU, 2008-2009). In these, he has worked on the implementation and design of Applied Games and Interactive Installations intended to solve several simulator-related challenges and learning opportunities from the “experiential multimedia” and “learning-by-doing” views.
Oscar directs the Videogame Degree at ENTI-UB Barcelona besides the online the Gamification & Transmedia Storytelling Master Program for the IEBSchool. He also teaches several courses such as Game Design, Gamification, Interactive Design, Programming, Videogame History and Algebra within several additional universities (ERAM, UOC, Blanquerna-URL, etc.).
In addition to that, Oscar works as a senior Gamification consultant for Cookie Box, as a way to bring the fields of Transmedia and Dramanagement to the Human Resources Departments. He also operates the ProMultimedia Association which is currently composed of the 7 major universities providing with Multimedia-related & Videogame studies in the country, besides directing the NextGen local Initiative within the TEA Association while belonging to its international board. Oscar is one of the PI’s in the GameWise Leonardo Research Project funded by the EU (2012-2014).
His goal in life is to show people how to make his lives more epic and meaningful. How to fall in love (welcome back, childhood) with play, games, curiosity and learning.
He believes in gamification as a tool for empowerment (and not only engagement) achievable and understandable by everyone, as a design methodology that balances performance, fun and meaning in our jobs, lives, products and services.
People, thoughts, actions and emotions (not technology) are mandatory in this process.
Isidro has written several articles on games for education and self development, he usually talks about playful design and other related topics at conferences like the Virtual Worldwide eLearning Congress or the Fun and Serious game Festivaland he is one of the coordinators of the Gamification Spain MeetUp, one of the biggest forums for gamification professionals in his country.
He looks for shiny happy people with epic lives... Interested? He post his thoughts at...
Enjoy the game!
As CMO of the spanish startup Jugo,his mission is to find new applications of gamification for B2B and B2C sectors to get better business results or achieve personals goals.
He is passionate about gaming, geek and socialholic but not specifically in that order.
Course starts 17 MARCH 2014
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