Serious Games – Minecraft

"Crystal Island: Uncharted Territory" is a game developed by researchers at NC State University studying games and learning. The research of Dr. Hiller Spires and Dr. James Lester at NC State University investigates how games can influence problem solving for middle grade students in STEM education. I first looked at their work back some five

Everybody’s Talking About Gamification

A recent article put out by the Wharton School of Business with the University of Pennsylvania shares several ways companies are using gamification as a motivator for employees, particularly in sales fields. Of course, as with any successful design solution, a sound understanding of what the solution should accomplish and an analysis of the target audience are critical