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Articles Categorized as “Gaming”

Apr 26 2015

Serendipitous learning

Author: Monica Savage
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I have been fascinated by the concept of serendipitous learning from the moment I first heard it. First of all, I love the word "serendipitous" and its meaning. I am not a very spontaneous person, and I like structure, so the thought of "fortunate happenstance" is beautiful to me. As a scientist, during the research for my chemistry thesis, I valued serendipity and learned to "encourage" it by making myself think of random approaches and applications...

Aug 27 2015

Gamification

Author: Heather Carter
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The term “gamification” seems to be popping up everywhere lately, and for good reason. What is gamification? In a nutshell, it’s incorporating gaming into learning. It could actually be developing an instructional game for a course, but it’s typically used to describe adding game-like ideas and activities, such as leaderboards and badges learners earn after completing activities. Done right, gamification can increase a user’s engagement and participation while influencing their behavior.  The key here is that it has to be done right to get measurable results. Here are few key points to keep in mind when implementing gamification.

Jan 25 2017

If I had to narrow down 2016 to one lesson learned, I think it would have to be the importance of failure in learning. Failure seemed to be an overarching theme, and in the best possible way. This is why...

Aug 10 2017

A cleverly packaged event, combining visual, auditory, and interactive elements, that leaves you wanting to learn more; both inspirational and aspirational in terms of future learning designs.

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