Addictive Learning

Jason Motivation

Addictive Learning - Towne

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In my second semester at Harvard I did an independent study that looked at the intentionality of addictive mechanisms built into games like World of Warcraft, Candy Crush, etc. That study culminated in this presentation for Professor Star called Addictive Learning. My theory was that if designed and implemented properly, we could make educational games just as addictive as entertainment-focused games and instead of getting kids hooked on uselessness they would be hooked on learning. Here’s the PowerPoint copy of the presentation:  Addictive-Learning.