game-based learning play patterns preferred

PLAY PATTERNS PREFERRED: A quick and dirty breakdown of this article by Mr. Larry Ferlazzo on the Dangers of Gamification in Education. Mr. Ferlazzo is careful to distinguish between “learning games” and “gamification” (extrinsic motivations through rewards) when posing the question, “Are there ways to incorporate ‘gamification’ without hurting intrinsic motivation?” Check out the smart comments section (we second Mr. Michael Hanus’ point that the buzzword has becoming so big it’s meaningless). Alternatively skip to this repost of commentary from Ms. Kathy Sierra. Good stuff.

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