I have a question about this idea of mixing games with peer-reviews

I don’t get it, therefore I ask, with the hope of your input. It looks that the Gamifying peer-review post has found some attentive ears, but the Game on the knowledge frontier not. It is very puzzling for me, because:

  • the game on the frontier seems feasible in the immediate future,
  • it has two ingredients – visual input instead of bonus points and peer-review as a “conquest” strategy – which have not been tried before and I consider them potentially very powerful,
  • the game on the frontier idea is more than a proposal for peer-review.

My question is: why is the game on the frontier idea less attractive?

Looking forward for your open comments. Suggestions for improvement of such ideas are also especially welcomed.

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UPDATE:  Olivier Charbonneau writes:

Actually, that’s an interesting take on mass data visualization – imagine creating an algorithm that could parse a dataset of bibliographic information into minecraft (for example) – what would that research “world” look like?

 

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2 thoughts on “I have a question about this idea of mixing games with peer-reviews”

  1. The game on the frontier idea is less attractive because most gamers play because they wish to escape from the frontier which is ordinary life. A few people play MMORPG games for other reasons, if at all.

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