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Jonathan Peters

Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences

Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences

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When it comes to the gamification of learning, what most instructional designers do is take their content then throw some game mechanics at it, present it to their learners, hoping the learners will find it interesting or engaging. The reason so many gamification programs fail is because there hasn't been a purposeful approach to applying game mechanics to a learning program...

... Until now.

Written in a smart, sarcastic, self-effacing, and, at times, humorous style, this book invites you to set aside your content and focus on the learner first, determining what game mechanics they find "fun" then add in your content to create learning experiences you are confident they'll enjoy.

This book balances between an explanation of scientific profiles, gamification philosophy, and practical application, realizing that readers are differently motivated when it comes to Curiosity. While informative, perhaps even entertaining, the ultimate purpose of this book is to equip Learning and Development professionals with a scientifically valid, practical, applicable process for adding game mechanics to their learning programs.

Author: Jonathan Peters, Monica Cornetti
Publisher: Sententia Publishing
Published: 11/22/2019
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.94lbs
Size: 10.00h x 8.00w x 0.75d
ISBN: 9780990326298

About the Author
Peters, Jonathan: - Jonathan Peters, PhD is certified in the Reiss Motivation Profile. He applies Dr. Steven. Reiss' scientific discoveries to gamification, specifically the gamification of the learning experience. Prior to becoming Chief Motivation Officer at Sententia Gamification, Jonathan dedicated a decade of study into the science and art of motivation and persuasion. As a speaker, he has helped audiences from Melbourne, Australia to Augusta, Maine more effectively communicate with their customers and employees. With Sententia Gamification, he applies his knowledge and experience to make learning more enticing, engaging, and encouraging through gamification. Jonathan has authored four other books under his own name, and has ghostwritten 57 other books. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, though he lives in Austin, TX. A purveyor of persuasion and bourbon connoisseur, Jonathan is constantly curious about why people do what they do.Cornetti, Monica: - Monica Cornetti works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think differently to achieve uncommon results. A gamification speaker and designer, Monica was rated #1 among the Gamification Gurus Power 100 by RISE in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018; and was also recognized as a Top 3 Finalist in the Gamification Guru of the Year Award by the World Gamification Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. Monica is the Founder and CEO of Sententia Gamification, Founder and Gamemaster of GamiCon (the annual international conference for the gamification of learning), and the author of the book Totally Awesome Training Activities Guide: Put Gamification to Work for You. She is a graduate of Seton Hill with a BA in psychology, and The University of Houston-Victoria where she earned a Masters Degree in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. Monica is hired for her skill as a gamification speaker and strategist, and is considered at the top of her field in gamification design for corporate training and adult education. When she is not busy changing learning with gamification, Monica can be found researching gameplay with her grandchildren (It's easier to schedule research into her calendar than playing).
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