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

Gamification – The New Chocolate Covered Broccoli?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Gamification has some real potential, but it will be discredited before it even gets started if people insist on using it as little more than a new veneer plastered over antiquated methods. Here’s an article that explains how to use … Continue reading

Gamification: Are Badges and Points Enough? Will Monetary Rewards Fix It?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Badges, points, and leaderboards: Is Gamification good or bad? The short answer is: YES. Part of the problem is that some people who are jumping on the gamification bandwagon don’t actually know much about games. Like a great many other … Continue reading

Learnlets » Kapp’s Gamification for Learning and Instruction

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Clark Quinn has written a well considered review of a new book on Gamification. It’s nice to see more people getting past all the superficial gamification hype. There’s some good stuff here. Learnlets » Kapp’s Gamification for Learning and Instruction. … Continue reading

Does everything really need gamification?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Gamification Summit 2011 San Francisco. This seems to be the hot, hot, hot topic these days. There are conferences, books, and companies jumping on the bandwagon to bring you apps and more that can help you gamify your web space, … Continue reading

The Ludologist » Gamification Backlash Roundup

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Nice summary. The Ludologist » Gamification Backlash Roundup. For me the most important comment is this one: Sebastian Deterding’s Pawned. Gamification and Its Discontents: “Games are not fun because they are games, but when they are well-designed.” Be the first … Continue reading

The Massively Multi-Player Online School

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes A typical encounter at a yet-to-be built massively multiplayer online school: Suddenly, Amy realized that unless they all worked together, they wouldn’t get out alive. She wiggles the fuzzy slippers dangling from her swinging feet and glances out the window … Continue reading