Want to be a gamification expert ? Get certified first !

Gamification, that buzz word panned as hype by some, has increasingly won over companies, investors and even research firms like Gartner, which now predicts half of all companies will use gamification by 2015. So what’s next? How about the new gamification certification.

The Gamification Summit, which is coming to New York on Sept. 15-16, is now announcing it will offer the first Gamification Design Certificate to people who complete a two-day course at the summit. The curriculum and workshops are designed to establish the basics of effectively adding game mechanics to drive consumer and employee engagement. Students will also need to complete a practical exam applying gamification to a project, which will be reviewed by Gamification Summit founder Gabe Zichermann and top executives from gamification companies such as Bunchball, Badgeville, PlayGen and BigDoor.

Read more at GigaOM …

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