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ERIC Number: EJ1100269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
"The Sugar'd Game before Thee": Gamification Revisited
Hughes, Michael; Lacy, C. Jeff
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v16 n2 p311-326 Apr 2016
Gamification, the application of game elements to nongame contexts, was recently a subject of great interest in the library literature, inspiring a number of articles. That interest tapered off in tandem with gamification's wider decline, but signs point to its reemergence. Anticipating renewed interest in gamification, the authors reviewed the literature to determine what has--and has not--been examined by librarianship's proponents of gamification. They found serious concerns regarding gamification's practical and ethical limitations. Moreover, the authors believe that the purported benefits of gamification are more readily found in its progenitor--games.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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