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Putting the Fun in Functional: Applying Game Mechanics to Functional Software

Google Tech Talks January 29, 2009 ABSTRACT In this session, we'll review the psychology and system thinking behind game design, and learn how to use game me...

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Comment by Erika Podlovics on April 22, 2011 at 6:59pm

I found this video on one of my RSS feeds from a website that talks about instructional design. I thought it would interesting to take these and apply them to the classroom and as well write a blog post about it found here or just copy and paste http://www.learnade.com/game-mechanics-and-teaching/ . 

 

I thought it was a lot of fun, and I really look forward to interesting and insightful comments. 

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