gamification the game of life

THE GAME OF LIFE: Gamification--like it or not--is here to stay, says e-learning researcher Dr. Ilona Buchem, who's rounded up a collection of articles and blogs from practitioners and other gurus on this matter. One indication: "gamification" made the American Oxford Press dictionary's shortlist for the Word of the Year 2011, along with the likes of "Tiger Mother," and "fracking." Perhaps Dr. Buchem is a fan of SimCity creator Will Wright's next big project, HiveMind, which according to VentureBeat sounds as if he's trying to make Jesse Schell's omen come true: the gamification of your life.

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