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Jean Marrapodi - GamiCon Throwdown Judging

The Gamification Quest

Release Date: 07/19/2020

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The Gamification Quest

Many GamiCon participants care about awards and would like to have the prestige that comes with winning an award. But how do you know if your gamified learning solution is award-worthy?

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The Gamification Quest

A Player Journey can be used to guide players towards specific goals and deciding which journey you want to send players on is only the start.

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The Gamification Quest

How can you use a motivation driver’s perspective to test your game designs in a more integrative way? 

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Ever wonder why genius supervillains fail to take over the world? In this session, use game-play and business-based research to accomplish your own version of world domination. 

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Including compelling characters in your games creates opportunities for fostering a sense of connection, empathy, ownership, and meaning for learners while they experience the narrative you designed. 

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A client asked Mahesh Joshi if he could gamify a one-day seminar to generate greater interest in the material. The resultant product is a card game—BiggieBills—is a patented, interactive, and dynamic strategic thinking game. In this episode, Mahesh and Monica walk through the process from the first request to the implementation of the gamified program and iterations along the way.

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And our topic today is centered on highly engaging and effective projects that Deirdre and her team have created for clients. We’re going to explore together -  How Scenario-Based Learning and Gamification are Great Partners for High Impact Learning. 

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Covid-19 brought tremendous disruption to the world of physical corporate training.  Jimbo Clark tells us how he took a course that required participants to construct a physical box, and pivoted it to being a digital experience that was just as engaging.  He shares lessons learned from this experience so you can avoid going through the same growing pains.

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Eric Nelson, has taught for a total of 26 year in countries such as The Marshall Islands, Taiwan, India, Korea, and Vietnam. He joins us to explore how gamification can be used to tackle tricky classroom problems, create alternates to traditional letter grades, and assess content mastery in new ways. Monica and Eric tackle the unique challenges facing teachers in the age of Covid, and how gamification can ease some of these growing pains.

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Tim Dickerson is like many Sententia learners (roughly 50% if you want a number), he ended up in instructional design by happenstance more than choice.  In this episode Monica and Tim talk about what particular gems of gamification wisdom were the most meaningful to him, and why you should rush to failure as fast as possible.

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Gamicon head judge Jean Marrapodi walks us through the Gamicon Project Throwdown competition, the creation of a comprehensive rubric for that competition, and the difference that it made. 

We explore questions like "how should instructional designers be judged?", "Who should be doing the judging?", and "What makes gamified learning objectively good?".  

About our guest: Jean is a pioneering problem solver. With 20+ years’ experience in corporate training in retail, banking, print, non-profits and healthcare, followed by 5 in higher education, she worked to bring innovation to each organization, shifting paradigms and transforming learning methodologies. In her current role at MassMutual, she works with financial literacy education for the Society of Grownups. Additionally, she does consulting as the Chief Learning Architect at Applestar Productions, providing targeted E-learning and custom workshops for her clients. Jean led the award-winning eLearning team at New England College of Business, where she continues to teach in the graduate programs. In 2016, she was honored to be named a Guild Master by the eLearning Guild.

 

Jean has a PhD in Adult Education, a Masters Degree in Online Instructional Design and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance, ATD’s highest credential, and most recently, received the prestigious Sententia Gamification Level 3 Master Craftsman designation. She is a frequent conference presenter, having presented workshops in training, instructional design, E-learning and low literacy learning at the international, national, regional levels. She lives outside of Boston with three cats and a persnickity pooch named Arthur.

The Gamification Quest Podcast Host is Monica Cornetti, President of Sententia, Inc. (www.SententiaGamification.com) and GameMaster of GamiCon - The Annual International Conference for the Gamification of Learning (www.GamiCon.us). Connect with Monica on LinkedIn.