Free Gamification 6 week course by Coursera – starts Mon 27/8/2012

Have you ever heard of Coursera?

It’s a really cool organisation that hosts free online courses from some of the most prestigious universities around the world. Free education? While it may sound like most of it would be boring dregs of freely available textbooks, in truth, it’s really, really exciting. This particular course on Gamification is presented by the University of Pennsylvania, whose homepage has something about Printing 3D Blood Vessel Networks Out of Sugar… So certainly it’s an exciting institution :)

For those not familiar with Gamification,

Gamification is the study of using concepts found in games and gaming to drive behaviour – Things like Foursquare are perfect examples of Gamification. It’s always good to study about what makes things fun – it’s about making what people enjoy. So, come join me on the course if you’re intrigued :)

If Gamification isn’t your thing,

there are 119 course currently there – with more being added regularly. So go and check it out, it’s exciting stuff!