Category Archives: Gamification

Partnership with College of Extraordinary Experiences

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We are happy to inform about the partnership between Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego and Rollespils Akademiet for the organisation of international conference warsztatowej “College of Extraordinary Experiences” coming on 10-13th November 2016 at the Czocha castle in Poland. It attracts world-class specialists in experience design, representing a variety of creative industries, from Nordic blockbuster larps to gamification of tourism to American TV networks, Disney and Google.  Here comes the list of professors and mentors, according to the official website:

Y Generation in Krakow

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17th of June, conference “What Generation Y Changed in Business and Education” at Wyższa Szkoła Europejska in Kraków. Dr. Michał Mochocki runs “Edu-Gamification Do It Yourself” workshop and speaks at a panel about the needs of modern education.

ICT in Language Teaching conference

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4-5th of June, Dr. Michał Mochocki and mgr Mikołaj Sobociński are attending the international conference ICT in Language Teaching at Osmangazi University in Eskisehir, Turkey. They run a 4-hour workshop in edu-gamification.

Actionable Gamification Prerelease

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A new book on gamification in prerelease: Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges and Leaderboards (2015), with its Kindle version already available on Amazon and Leanpub. The book discusses the Octalysis Framework, which is an important part in the course on “Gamification in Education and Management” at Gamedec.UKW Level 3.  The book was written by Yu-kai Chou, American pioneer and leader of gamification, whom we met last year at Game Industry Trends conference in Poland. With author’s permission, we included his conference slides in our gamedec reading list. In the next edition (that is, in October), we are ‘enlisting’ this very book.

New Publication on Edu-Gamification

New academic publication E-edukacja w praktyce – wyzwania i bariery available (PDF) at e-edukacja.net. Chapter 15, “LMS dla edukacyjnej gamifikacji akademickiej: potrzeby i pomysły” [LMS for higher-ed edu-gamification: expectations and ideas] (pp. 172-186), was written by Gamedec.UKW staff, Michał Mochocki i Mikołaj Sobociński.

Gamedec.UKW and Holon Globe

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On 8 th Dec, Gamedec.UKW staff Aleksandra Mochocka i Michał Mochocki visited Holon Globe, Gdynia-based IT company specialising in educational simulation games. We discussed prospects for cooperation, including job practice for students. We are likely to start bilateral projects as soon as January 2015.