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Oyunlaştırma (Gamification)

Oyunlaştırma (gamification) , tüm dünyada popülerliği ve bu sayede de buna yönelik ürünlerin giderek çoğaldığı bir kavram veya metod.

Temel olarak, ilgi çekilmek istenen bir konunun, oyun mekaniklerini kullanarak, kullanıcılar tarafından daha fazla ilgi ve etkileşim almasının sağlanmasına oyunlaştırma (gamification) deniyor.

Özellikle son yıllarda, e-öğrenme uygulamalarında, ve tabi ki Facebook gibi sosyal paylaşım platformlarının sayesinde pek çok pazarlama kampanyasında kullanılıyor. Tüm dünyada en bilinenlerden biri “Foursquare” uygulamasıdır. Kullanıcılarına ziyaret ettikleri mekanlarda, “check-in” (giriş) olma şansı veren bu uygulamada, yapılan “check-in” aktivitesi ile kullanıcılara puanlar kazandırıyor. Kullanıcılar, sıklıkla ziyaret ettikleri veya zaman geçirdikleri mekânlarda “mayor” (belediye başkanı) statüsüne ulaşarak, o mekandan hediyeler kazanabiliyorlar.

Oyunlaştırma Gamification Bilgi Kurdu

E-Öğrenme konusunda tüm dünyada söz sahibi olan Elearnirng Guild araştırmacılarından Brenda Endersoyunlaştırma dünyasının duayeni sayılan Karl Kapp‘ın da katkılarıyla çok güzel bir araştırmaya imza atmış;

GAMIFICATION, GAMES, AND LEARNING: What Managers and Practitioners Need to Know – OYUNLAŞTIRMA, OYUNLAR VE ÖĞRENME: Yöneticilerin ve Kullanıcıların Bilmesi Gerekenler başlıklı bu makaleyi aşağıdaki linkten indirebilirsiniz.

Gamification Guild Research


6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning

Source: TeachThought


There seems to be a perception that online gaming has a detrimental impact on children’s development. Nothing could be further from the truth, and there are countless–and complex–reasons for this, but it also makes sense at the basic benefits of game-based learning.

Of course children should not spend every single second of the day staring at a computer screen. Nevertheless, education and online gaming certainly aren’t enemies either. In fact, playing online games may be something which can enhance a child’s learning and development. How?

1. Increases A Child’s Memory Capacity

Games often revolve around the utilization of memorization  This not only relates to games whereby children have to remember aspects in order to solve the game, memorize critical sequences, or track narrative elements.

2. Computer & Simulation Fluency

This is something which is very important because we live in a world which is dominated by technology. Playing on games via the internet allows children the license to get used to how a computer works and thus it becomes second nature to them. There are websites, such as Cartoon Network games, which provide young children with fun and exciting games which also teach them to utilize the mouse and keyboard properly, not to mention browsing, username and passwords, and general internet navigation.

3. Helps With Fast Strategic Thinking & Problem-Solving

Most games require children to think quickly. Moreover, they have to utilize their logic in order to think three steps ahead in order to solve problems and complete levels. This is great because it is something which helps children in later life as they develop their logic, their accuracy and their ability to think on their feet and outside of the box.

4. Develops Hand-Eye Coordination

As mentioned earlier, Cartoon Network games and similar fare require children to use a gamepad or a keyboard and the mouse to operate the games. Not only does this get them more tuned to how a computer works, but it also helps to develop hand-eye coordination because children have to look at the action on the screen whilst using their hands to control what is happening at the same time.


5. Beneficial Specifically For Children With Attention Disorders

Research has revealed that online games can actually help children who experience attention disorders. This was concluded by a professor at Nottingham University (CNN covered it here), and is a notion which has been repeated by many in related studies.

6. Helps Children With Particular Skills (e.g. map reading)

A lot of games contain certain aspects which help children with specific skills. For example, a lot of mystery and adventure games contain maps which children will have to read. This obviously helps their map reading skills and practical thinking. Moreover, there are games, such as football management games, which introduce children to managing finances and general project management.

As you can see, there are a whole host of reasons as to why online games can be beneficial for children. Thus, education and gaming certainly aren’t enemies; in fact many would say that they are more like best friends.

This is a contributed post from Celina Jones, a freelance blogger associated with Cartoon Network; 6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning

10 Great Learning Game Design Links

AmusingABC-Mobile Games for Kids & Parents

AmusingABC.com – Mobile Games for Kids & Parents

1. Learning From Game Design: 11 Gambits For Influencing User Behaviour
Dan Lockton about 11 ways to increase engagement using ‘gamey’ ways.
  1. Katie Salen on Game Design and Learning
    Here is Katie Salen speaking about how game design can be applied in the classroom.
  2. Learning The Rules
    An older but still relevant article about learning curves in games.
  3. Thoughts On Learning In Games And Designing Educational Computer Games
    Again an older but comprehensive article that gives great ideas on where to use learning games. Note the references.
  4. An excellent article on Creating Flow, Motivation and Fun in Learning Games. Was printed as a chapter in The Design of Learning Games Springer-Verlag, 2011
  5. Educational Game Design Model (NMSU Learning Games Lab)
    Barbara Chamberlin, with the NMSU Learning Games Lab, shares the Educational Game Design Model developed at NMSU. Addresses various aspects of the process of game development.
  6. Improving The Way We Design Games For Learning By Examining How Popular Video Games Teach
    This paper from UCLA focuses on how to effectively integrate teaching “how to play a game” with teaching an “instructional domain” within a game for learning. Has many interesting details relevant to game design, recommended reading.
  7. ‘Narrative’ in Serious or Learning Game Design Research
    This is a great article on the use of narrative in learning games. Describes narrative approaches, some of which are appropriate to learning.
  8. Feedback Loops in Games and Learning
    This is a nice paper on feedback loops in learning by Bert Snow and Matt Seegmiller. There is a bit of a marketing slant, but interesting points about which technology to support a feedback approach.
  9. Learning Game Design: Lessons From The Trenches
    An interesting presentation from Sharon Boller, great advice from the trenches of gamification.

Source:  Abhijit Kadle – Upside Learning

Effective Mobile Learning: 50+ Quick Tips and Resources

In this e-book find several tips, resources, and links for integrating mobile devices into the curriculum.

Tips for Effective Mobile Learning

Tips for Effective Mobile Learning

Download here: Effective Mobile Learning

By: © 2011 by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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