The Gamification of Everything

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes I really hate that term. My fear is that it will stick though. Don’t get me wrong – there are some very useful things that are being called gamification. Many of them aren’t new though. There’s also a lot of … Continue reading

Coursera Gamification Course, Assignment 3.

Approximate Reading Time: 5 minutes I’m still playing along with the coursera course on Gamification. (See my initial reaction here, and my first assignment here). This week we got our last assignment (out of three). This course only runs 6 weeks (August 27 – Oct. … Continue reading

Coursera Gamification: Curiouser and Curiouser – Cheating in a course with no credentials.

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes It seems that people out here at the Interwebs are searching around using the problem statement in the (my) coursera gamification course. Hmmmm, I say. I decided to make my learning experience public because I thought it might be interesting … Continue reading

Coursera Gamification Course, Assignment 2.

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m still playing along with the coursera course on Gamification. (See my initial reaction here, and my first assignment here). This week we get our second assignment (out of three). This course only runs 6 weeks (August 27 – Oct. … Continue reading

Coursera Gamification Course, Second Impressions.

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes I am now midway through my first coursera course on Gamification. (If you want to find other posts on this, try the ‘coursera’ tag, right). I offered some initial thoughts here. I haven’t really changed those opinions. I will say … Continue reading

Coursera Gamification Course, Assignment 1.

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m still playing along with the coursera course on Gamification. (See my initial reaction here) Today our first assignment is due. Here’s the scenario: You are an employee of Cereals Incorporated, a large manufacturer of breakfast food products.  Your supervisor, … Continue reading

My First Coursera Course: First Impressions

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes I have registered for my first Coursera course: the one on Gamification. I’m keen to see what it’s like. Besides, I think all teachers should become students* from time to time. First Impressions The syllabus page is clean but fairly … Continue reading

Tips & Techniques: Assessment with Stoplight Feedback

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Here’s an idea that a student in a class I taught this summer shared with me. I LOVE it and wanted to share it here. First, THANKS to Roberta Slobodian for letting me share this. Here’s her idea: When you … Continue reading