What Traditional Classroom Grading Gets Wrong – and how to fix it.

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes Source: What Traditional Classroom Grading Gets Wrong (G)rading policies—which appear to be an objective, fair, and accurate method to describe […]

Worth Sharing: Making Sure Yours is not a ‘Pointless Exercise’

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Not a ‘Pointless Exercise’ Briefly, Martini noticed that her students didn’t seem to get the connections she had hoped they […]

Has Gamification Jumped the Shark?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Badges, Points, and Leader-boards, oh my! I’m working on a book – a series, actually – about gamifying learning, only […]

IS it What Straight-A Students Get Wrong, or is it what WE get wrong?

Approximate Reading Time: 1 minute It’s not the students’ fault. Not making marks random, and reducing the risks of failure are what gives students more […]

Evolution of the “Good” vs “Bad” Gamification Chart, PART 2.

Approximate Reading Time: 9 minutes  This is the response to Ian Schreiber’s comments from the original draft post. (THANK YOU for the help!) Points Point […]

Evolution of the “Good” vs “Bad” Gamification Chart, PART 1.

I’m working on the 1st volume of a set of books devoted to gamification in learning. There seems to be quite a bit of confusion […]

Worth Sharing: (Deliberate) practice makes perfect: how to become an expert in anything

“Appropriate practice is the single most neglected aspect of effective instruction.” (Merrill, 2001) This is one of MANY reasons why gamification can be helpful in […]

Please don’t let “Gamblification” become a thing in learning!

I often hear people talking about adding elements of chance to an experience to make it more interesting. For instance, adding a random reward for […]

What?! No Deadlines on Assignments?!

A common kind of complaint among many HE faculty: My student comes with a long story about why they need an extension on an assignment. […]

Another example of the Randomness of Grades

I Can’t Answer These Texas Standardized Test Questions About My Own Poems | The Huffington Post Source: I Can’t Answer These Texas Standardized Test Questions […]

The Randomness of Grades: Are all ‘B’s the Same?

Last time we looked at how different a score of 75% can be, depending on which 75% the student got right in an exam where […]

Grades: The Random Factor, Problem 2

Problem 1, as outlined yesterday is that we really have no objective way of ensuring that our exams actually ‘cover’ the course content. Now, what […]

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