The Randomness of Grades: What is an ‘A’ Student?

We all have a sense of what an ‘A’ Student is. They are the ones who have earned our top marks, of course. But comparing […]

Grades: The Random Factor

How much of your students’ grades in your courses is subject to random chance? Is your first reaction a defensive one? “Why, NONE, of COURSE!” […]

5 mistaken differences between education games and the gamification of education

And 12 ways in which these ideas are problematic. Gamification is generally defined as the use of game design elements in non-game contexts. Fair enough. […]

Would You Buy This Book: Death to Deadlines….

Death to Deadlines: Gamification and Other Subversive Thoughts on Formal Education With any luck at all, this book will save you countless hours heading down […]

[Gameful Learning]: TWO BOOKS

I’ve decided to split my new book into two parts. Book 1 working title – Gamification 101: An Inquiry Based Journey ~ 150-200 pages; likely retail […]

[Gameful Learning] Table of Contents for Gamification 101

Here is the current Table of Contents for Gamification 101 (Book 1) Gamification 101: An Inquiry Based Journey Part 1 – Background Prologue What s […]

There’s more to Gamification than Narratives and Competition

Survival of the Fittest (Gamification) by Tuesday, May 10, 2016 I start class by explaining to the students that they have been cast on a […]

Worth Sharing: How Rewards kill our Creativity – Yu-kai Chou & Gamification

So the question is, how do we deal with this in a course setting, where the rewards are marks? How Extrinsic Motivation kills our Creativity […]

Gamification 101[21]: Reaching Out to My Students

This is the continuing saga of my current iteration of a gamified course (#21). In a previous post I said I would send out personal emails to all […]

Gamification 101[20]: Bona Fide Criterion-Referenced Assessment

If we really intend to assess people according to described criteria, and if we really want to let go of the simpler time-referenced assessment, then […]

Gamification 101[19]: Mid-Term Reality Check

This is Part 19 in my continuing saga of my current iteration of a gamified course. We have just passed the midway point in the […]

Gamification: What are the motivators of those designing and delivering this gamified training?

I happened across some posts by noted Gamification advocate Karl Kapp the other day. I’ll talk more about those in upcoming posts. First there is something […]

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