Tag: gamification

Feedback and Gamification: How They Can Be Applied to An Online Course

In my first post on gamification, I talked about the difference between gamification and game-based learning. In the second, I gave some tips on how you can get more familiar with the idea of gamification. Now I would like to talk about the different kinds of concepts involved in gamification, and how they can be applied to your online course, starting with feedback. Feedback One of the most important aspects of most games is that a system exists that gives instant feedback to let the player know how they did. This wonderful blog post from 2013 gives a great example

Three Things to Consider Before Gamifying Your Course

Gamification is one of those concepts that people hear about and want to try, but some are unsure of how to get started. Before diving right in, it is always best to take a step back and really understand what it means to gamify a course. In other words, the more you know how something works, the more effective you will be in using these concepts in your course. Here are three tips to help you get started on the path to gamification. Try Playing Some Games In my last post on gamification, I talked about the difference between gamification

Are Gamification and Game-Based Learning the Same Thing?

One teacher I remember well is my seventh grade Texas History teacher. One reason he stands out was his unique ranking system, which ranked his top ten students from all his courses based on their grades. The better you did, the higher you ranked. At the end of the year, if you were still in the top ten, you received a Texas-shaped plaque to commemorate your achievement. I recall working really hard that year so that my name would jump higher on the class rankings. While I did not recognize it at the time, my history teacher actually employed some