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Jun 15, 2020

John Helmer talks to Juliette Denny, Managing Director and Ideologist-in-chief of award-winning learning tech company Growth Engineering. Juliet’s life mission is to eradicate dull online learning, ‘It breaks my heart, she says, ‘that something that should be so fun has all the qualities of a beige sock.’ They discuss the controversies over gamification and its basis in brain science and learning theory.
01:50 Her start in learning
04:13 Does gamification work?
09:02 How does game psychology work in learning?
13:32 Tapping into the limbic brain
19:30 The social dimension of gamification
25:35 Learning theory and the theory wars
33:05 How is she coping with the crisis?
36:27 What should we focus on in the return to 'normal'
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