Tag: games

Dec 15

Congratulations to ALL Our Players and Our Hotshots!

Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Charla Brown our overall winner and the other 4 Hotshots, Robin Gilcrist, Val Barger, Lee Henrikson and Margie Mete. You will be contacted by Mary to receive your game prize! And regardless of whether you looked at our game site once, joined us in play for a day, a week or made it to the …

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Dec 12

Fried Friday

Fried Friday Gals

Mary reminded us that a picture speaks a thousand words and I think Nicole’s picture below pretty much sums up how we are feeling after the last 2 weeks keeping up with the 10 Day Faculty Challenge Game! Phew! And, here is a bonus video from Val Barber which makes it look like even a chimp enjoys …

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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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Dec 05

Fried Friday!

My esteemed (and younger) colleagues Nicole and Tina told me that these two videos have kind of, sort of, a link to gamification if you know anything about the video game Minecraft. Well, sadly, my education was lacking. First I had to Google about Minecraft to figure out what that was. Then I had to watch …

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Dec 04

Impressive, Thoughtful and Creative: Our Faculty Gamers!

I wanted to share an interesting article with you that Nicole unearthed written this week. It’s from Inside Higher Ed and is titled A Gamified Approach to Teaching and Learning. It states that Mark Carnes “offers evidence that an immersive gamified pedagogy can significantly increase student engagement and motivation.” In this article the author, Steven Mintz …

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Dec 01

It’s NOT Too Late to Sign-up!!

We hope that you had a great Thanksgiving and are ready for the 10 Day Faculty Challenge! Go ahead, take the plunge and sign up now! The first challenge will open today and it’s an easy one, so don’t worry if you can’t get started until later. In fact, there are so many ways to …

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Nov 26

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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Your FLC team will be taking Thursday and Friday off, so we wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you early! Please enjoy a little Thanksgiving humor below. Monday the 10 Day Faculty Challenge GAME will launch. We really hope you’ll join us and play along. Have you registered yet? You get bonus points for …

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Nov 25

Register NOW for the GAME

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It’s time to register for the 10 Day Faculty Challenge “Game” — yup it’s a game. Notice the countdown timer at the right? The game begins at 8 AM on Monday, December 1. You need to register to play. We’re going all out, leaderboards, timer, join us!! Karl Kapp (see previous posts) talked a lot …

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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 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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