In this post:
- The Top 40 Gamification Gurus for October
- What is a Gamification Guru?
- Improve your score for November with Slideshare.net
- Top climbers this month (Amy Jo Kim, Rajat Paharia, Kris Duggan)
- Top fallers this month (Andrzej Marczewski drops 13 places…)
- New entrants (we welcome Suds, ThomasBCN, Janaki Kumar)
- I’m not in the top 40, how can I see my position?
- How can I join the Gamification Gurus?
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What is a Gamification Guru?
What is a Gamification Guru – that’s a question I’ve been asking myself while running this Leaderboard – now a year old!
A guru is really just another word for teacher. As gamification moves out of the world of ‘buzz’ and into the slightly more humdrum world of usefulness, so we should expect to see new ‘gurus’ rise to the top of the list.
We can see this with Kevin Werbach who has galvanised thousands online with his coursera gamification course. This is reflected in his much higher Gurus ranking since the course went live, mainly due to him getting many more mentions and questions on Twitter related to #gamification.
How do I add my Slideshare activity to the leaderboard?
In a business context though the ‘gurus’ tend to share a slide deck, and there’s no better place to do that in social media than on the site slideshare.net.
In order to see you Gurus’ rank reflect any activity you or your followers do on Slideshare you’ll need to sign in to Leaderboarded and connect your slideshare account to your profile. Here’s a short video where Anton showed SMWLondon speakers how to do exactly that.
Who are the top climbers, fallers and new entrants this month?
- Amy Jo Kim (@amyjokim) – up 61 places from 79 to 18
- Rajat Paharia (@rajatrocks) – up 41 places from 43 to 2
- Kris Duggan (@kduggan) – up 29 places from 44 to 15
- kkapp (@kkapp) – up 24 places from 63 to 39
- Ian Bogost (@ibogost) – up 18 places from 27 to 9
I’m not in the Top 40, how can I see my position?
Don’t forget if you’re not on the Top 40 then you can log in at Leaderboarded to see where you rank and how you scored in each category.
How do I join the leaderboard?
You can join the leaderboard by adding your Twitter handle at http://bit.ly/iamagameguru