Category: Miscellaneous

Feb 16

Celebrating Presidents Day Today

As we celebrate Presidents’ Day, let us also remember the legacy of an amazing Alaska Native who pioneered Civil Rights decades before Martin Luther King. Today is Elizabeth Peratrovich’s birthday, and here is a link that beautifully honors her legacy. Alaska is better for her efforts. Let’s pause for a moment to reflect on how …

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Feb 02

Tip Sheets

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Need a quick reference or tip sheet on a particular topic? Just ask for it and we’ll try to create a useful document for you. Here are our two most recent tip sheets: Faculty Feedback for a Deeper Learning Experience When Gamification and Education Overlap You can find these tip sheets on the Faculty Learning …

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Jan 21

Using Feedback for a Deeper Learning Experience

We can teach less, provide more feedback, and cause greater learning than if we just teach.   — Grant Wiggins 2012 As educators we use feedback (or at least what I used to think of as feedback) constantly to adjust our presentations, discussions, and to improve our student’s performance. Regardless of whether we deliver our …

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Dec 08

Gamification: The Science and Benefits

Tina found this article published in the eLearning Industry titled “The Science and the Benefits of Gamification in eLearning” by Christopher Pappas. Pappas states that endorphins are released during exercise and mental challenges that not only increase pleasure but also aid in the retention of information. This is one of the benefits of the gamification …

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Nov 24

Games vs Gamification in Higher Education

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Registration will close this morning (Monday) at 9 AM so be sure to follow the link here to send us your registration information so we can get you the webinar information in time. Please register soon to attend the webinar. And, please spread the word to your colleagues. We’re very excited to have Karl Kapp join us …

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Nov 21

Fried Friday: Gamifying Education

It’s not too late to sign up for Karl Kapp’s short presentation on Games vs. Gamification. Join us at 11 AM on Monday the 24th to learn more about the gamification of education and how you might improve your student’s engagement and interest in your course topic. Karl Kapp of Bloomsburg University is the author …

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Nov 17

Gamification of Learning: Part 2

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Part 2: The Elements of Gamification In our first post we explored a little bit about the importance of games historically and their relationship to learning. The Nobel Prize website has some wonderful educational games and videos that might give you an idea of some well-designed and educationally challenging gaming examples. The gamification of education …

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Nov 12

Gamification Poll

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Nov 10

Gamification of Learning: Part 1

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Part 1: Background Educational games have been around forever. You have probably all played, shown a child, or at least heard of Typing Tutor or TypeBlaster, Where in the World is Carmen San Diego, and the Oregon Trail. These are all educational games that have filled a nitch for years and years and have been modified, …

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Oct 20

Surveys and Polls, Challenge Winners!

Thank you Charla and Marnie for contributing ideas about surveys! You can find their submissions at our Faculty Challenge Google Site. Marnie reminded me that when we listed survey tools in our initial post, we forgot to include the UAS Survey tool in our list. She really likes the reports that she gets from this survey …

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