Gamification 101[13]: First Week

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This is Part 13 in my continuing saga of this year’s gamified course.
Term has started.

snap01534The last day to change classes is tomorrow, so I’ll go through the discussion group, website, all the quest logs, etc. then to make sure only the registered students have access. I also need to link up their quest logs with their score cards and item inventories, as well as set up my master grade book. This part is way more time consuming than I’d like. I’m currently using gClassFolders and doctopus to set up the folders and files. Neither really give me the flexibility I want and so there is a certain amount of tweaking necessary.

I’d LOVE to have a plug-in I could use to do the set-up. This would make a HUGE difference.

So far this first week is going better than last year’s first week. I don’t know yet if it’s because I have a different bunch of students or if I’m doing a better job of introducing the course. Probably a bit of both.

I’ll try and compare the responses and scores from this year and last year as we go along.

gamificationIf you are interested in following my course journal, watch for the “Gamification 101” heading.

Also, for more information on gamification, check out my website here.

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