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Medikidz developing game based learning to teach children about type one diabetes

  KNOWLEDGE IS THEIR SUPERPOWER Medikidz is a global initiative dedicated to teaching young people medical information in form they can understand. Thus far it has relied primarily on a series of comic books featuring a group of superheroes, called the Medikidz, each of whom are experts on different aspects of the human body. According [...]

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#nwplyng Gamified Music Sharing Mobile App

Gamification in mobile apps continues to rise each day. #nwplyng joined the music app industry this past summer. #nwplyng offers a new way for mobile customers to engage in music sharing with a gamification angle added on. #nwplyng was founded by Utsav Agarwal, who combined his love of music with his interest in products that produce conversation and sharing into this [...]

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Making Agile Development Fun with FIEA’s Scrum Hero

Last time, we featured Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy’s (FIEA) head of marketing, Todd Deery to discuss how he and former student Derrick Barra remodeled a game development curriculum by merging Scrum processes (Agile software development practices) with gamification elements.

Watch the full interview below to learn about:
  • How Scrum Hero was originally conceived and subsequently iterated.
  • The impact of emergent gameplay and how it was rectified.
  • Lessons drawn from building the two previous versions of Scrum Hero.
  • How to bring gamification concepts into the non-game design education realm.
  • FIEA past experiences working with external organizations on gamification projects.
  • How to connect teaching game development skills while building awareness for cross industry application.

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SolarWinds Drives Customer Loyalty And More With Gamification

Thwack Gamifies User Support and Drives Engagement SolarWinds (@solarwinds) is a self-described IT generalist company that has employed a social community dubbed “thwack” (@thwack) to provide a venue in which customers, employees, resellers and visitors can connect with one another in a place where they both share and learn. Several years ago SolarWinds gamified thwack, so [...]

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Why Understanding Gamification is Prerequisite to Implementation, featuring Steve Sims (Badgeville)

I’m always on the hunt for insightful conversations with leaders in the tech industry including deep dives into the gamification space, digital media strategies, data visualization trends and much more. At Gsummit I was able to have numerous conversations with the top leaders in the gamification space, including one of Gsummit’s biggest 2014 sponsors Badgeville. In [...]

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Dunkin Donuts Customer Loyalty Program Nabs Accolades For Eighth Year Running

COFFEE LOYALTY RUNS ON DUNKIN 2014 is the eighth year in a row that Dunkin Donuts nabs the top spot in Brand Key’s customer loyalty rankings. Their top ranking is only in the two coffee categories (coffee and packaged coffee), but it is a fairly impressive grab for a company that competes with Starbucks on [...]

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Smartick Engages Kids to Learn Math in a Holistic Way

Much More Than A Match Teaching Tool Smartick (@SmartickMethod) is an online (PC or tablet) Math learning method in Spanish that aims to change the teaching paradigm for children aged 4 to 14. Smartick is a unique market offering with full adaptability and guidance to students since it tracks the performance of the student in depth, [...]

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Swipii Offers Access to Customer Loyalty Programs For Small Businesses

At the Scottish Instuitute for Enterprise, a United Kingdom based startup called Swipii (@Swipiicard) won “The Best New Venture for 2014″ award. Swipii offers a customer loyalty program for independent small and medium sized businesses. Swipii was created by Chitresh Sharma and Louis Schena. They are both international marketing graduates from Strthcylde University and received £10,000 prive to help them with Swipii. The [...]

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Remembering Priya Haji

Priya Haji, CEO and founder of gamified financial startup SaveUp suddenly passed away last week at the age of 44. Over the last couple of years, I’ve had a chance to get to know Priya, and to see the amazing work she’s done on behalf of financial literacy and security for folks all over the [...]

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GSummit SF 2014 Speaker – Gabe Zichermann (Gamification Co & GSummit)

Gabe is the chair of the Gamification Summit, partner at Dopamine, an author, highly rated public speaker and entrepreneur. His upcoming book, “Gamification Revolution” looks at the next level of gamification as a strategy. His last book, “Gamification by Design” (O’Reilly, 2011) looks at the technical and architectural considerations for designers in this burgeoning field. [...]

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GSummit SF 2014 Speaker – Bron Stuckey

We were excited to have Bron Stuckey join us at GSummit, all the way from Sydney. Below are her bio, video and slides from GSummit SF 2014: Bronwyn is a freelance consultant educational technologist and community of practice coach, developer and researcher. She consults to educational organizations and institutions such as the Arizona State University’s [...]

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