Tag Archive: gamification

Nov 21

Fried Friday: Gamifying Education

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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 19

Register NOW for Monday’s Webinar with Karl Kapp!!!

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We’re excited to announce that Karl Kapp, author of The Gamification of Learning and Instruction, will be helping us kick off two exciting weeks of challenges (a game!) by speaking with us on Monday, November 24, at 11 AM. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join Karl and discuss the difference between gaming and gamification …

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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 14

Fried Friday: Gameshow Contestants ARE the “Weakest Link”

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Have you ever called on one of your students for the answer to a question only to have them blurt out something totally bizarre? Or, has it happened to you while playing Trivial Pursuits(TM) or some other game with friends? Sometimes when we’re put into the spotlight, our brains seem to freeze and we are …

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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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Mar 25

Games Can Teach!

Karl Kapp Article on Gaming

Nicole and I just returned from an excellent training/conference in Orlando. One speaker who really resonated with both of us was Karl Kapp and his presentation “Game Elements for Learning, Engagement and Fun” (we even purchased several copies of his books to share with faculty at iTeach). We’ll let you know when they arrive on …

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Aug 06

eLearning 2013

Are you back in the swing of school? Are there terms you are hearing (“gamification”, “mlearning” etc.) or other words you’ve been coming across that you aren’t sure you know? Check out Ms. Marshall’s post: 10 Terms You Should Know in eLearning and get familiar with the language of eLearning today! We were lucky to …

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