The MAGIC of Motivation

The MAGIC of Motivation

Gamification
In the second part of this post about Motivation (PART ONE HERE), we'll explore Intrinsic Motivation.   Intrinsic Motivation This is where we do things for the sheer enjoyment of the task or the satisfaction we derive from doing it. In Self-Determination theory it is regarded as the purest form of motivation. For the purposes of Gamification, I have developed my own model of intrinsic motivators and… its MAGIC!     [caption id="attachment_195" align="aligncenter" width="595"] Markham's MAGIC Intrinsic Motivators[/caption]   Mastery The need to meet and overcome challenges and to ‘master’ skills Altruism The need to care for and help others Greater Meaning The need for legacy – to be part of something greater than oneself Independence The need for freedom and ability to make choices Community The need to…
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Getting Motivated

Getting Motivated

Gamification
                Gamification is all about Motivation; our drive to do things. We try to use Gamification to create motivating and engaging real-life experiences. Unsurprisingly, psychology has a lot to say about motivation and what drives us to do the things we do. The oft-quoted ‘Hierarchy of Needs’ developed by Maslow1 describes various levels of requirements we have as humans and argues that, unless the basic needs are satisfied, we are not motivated to aspire to the higher levels. Or, in a nutshell, if you are starving and cold your priority is not likely to be seeking a ‘sense of belonging’… Although Maslow’s model has been criticised, it is still a pretty good concept to keep in mind – if you don’t address the…
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Considering Gamification Player Types

Considering Gamification Player Types

Blog, Gamification
There are many different descriptions and definitions of user/player types in gamification and this infographic describes just one of these views. Whether you prefer Bartle, Marczewski or the unified model, it is important to consider player types and what appeals to each of them so you may design a gamified system with maximum appeal across the groups. From Visually.
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The Five Types of Gamified Experiences

The Five Types of Gamified Experiences

Blog, Gamification, Serious Games
When starting to discover gamification it is important to have an understanding of what gamification is, and what it isn't, and how it fits in with the other gamelike experiences we encounter in life. Is Gamification the same as Serious Games? Are Simulations actual Games? To try to make the distinctions between gamified experiences a little more clear, I have put together a chart which show the essential differences and where each one sits in relation to the others:     To break this down further, I will briefly go through each type of gamified experience: Games On the chart, Games are at the bottom left. They use elements of gameplay such as rules and scoring and are created primarily for entertainment purposes. There is no purpose beyond playing the…
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The 74 year old Pokemon Trainer

The 74 year old Pokemon Trainer

Blog, Gamification
Gamification and videogames overlap with the mighty Pokemon Go! This 74 year old Pokemon Master has used the game to transform his therapy into a fun and engaging life experience. 74-year old Spaniard Amadeo Busquets was diagnosed as a diabetic and was told by doctors that he needs to walk at least four kilometers a day. The trouble was, he found it incredibly boring... Pokemon GO It was then that he decided to find something that he could do whilst engaging in his daily exercise. The solution he came up with was to gamify his boring experience into an opportunity to enter the world of Pokemon GO. As a result of his daily walks he was able to collect almost every available Pokemon and is the envy of most players.…
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Gamification Guru Power 100 no.27!

Gamification Guru Power 100 no.27!

Blog, Gamification
Metal (Gamification) Guru Today sees the publication of the Rise Global 'Gamification Gurus Power 100'. Although I have mixed feelings about Leaderboards, there's something undeniably intoxicating about being added to and then being positioned on the list. Having reached the heady position of 27th on the list for November 2017 (and improving on my last month position), I have encountered an unexpected side effect of this status: My positioning gives me a vote on the Annual Awards which will be presented at Gamification Europe, held this year in Brighton on November 27th. Not only that, my vote is also weighted by my Guru Score which gives me reasonable punching power without breaking my fingers. And this is the BEST part of it! I can now cast my votes for the…
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Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification

Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification

Gamification
Gamification, Games and Game-Based Learning are three similar-sounding terms but each has their own distinct set of characteristics that distinguishes them from the others. This infographic explains the differences between them and demonstrates the distinctions. As organisations continue to adopt e-learning, there is great potential for online training which may benefit organisations, employees and learners alike. Click to view the complete infographic.  |  Infographic by Upside Learning | Bespoke eLearning This blog has been verified by Rise: R3b53821e50c5ad77d73d5b550cd9701f
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