EDU 926 Gamification in Education
Gamification is the use of game design principles and elements in non-gaming environments. This course explores the elements and psychology of gamification as applied to the classroom environment, focusing on the application of these systems, gamification tech tools available for use, and developing gamification systems for classroom use.
Investigates “gamification,” the application of game-like mechanics to other areas of activity, such as classrooms and school. Examines examples of existing applications of gamification, the psychological research of playing games, and presents opportunities for the development of systems for gamifying classrooms.
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Showing all the different ways you can gamify a class was the most valuable in my mind. Also, finding additional resources that I can use in my own classroom.A.G., Social Studies Teacher
Informative and interesting course.J.H., Social Studies Teacher
I really enjoyed learning new gaming techniques to utilize in my classroom.A.B., Language Arts Teacher
The course was very informative and gave great examples of ways to gamify lessons with technologyT.R., Science Teacher
I really liked the research part of the course. It allowed me to research what was useful to me in my classroom and to reflect upon what I read.M.W., Language Arts Teacher
The different gamification strategies like Breakout EDU, and the gamification platforms, like Classcraft covered in the class.J.H., Social Studies Teacher
I will think differently when designing lessons.N.D.
I really enjoyed this class. I love how we were assigned readings but also allowed to research on our own a really tailor the content of this class to our teaching situation.N.D.
Loved this course- content was great and even using some gaming strategies in class and so far the kids love it.S.B.
Gamifying my whole course!M.P., Social Studies Teacher
Great info and practical use!M.P., Social Studies Teacher
I plan to gamify my course next year.M.W.
I enjoyed game based design so I enrolled in this - I enjoyed this class as wellM.J.
The most valuable part for me was learning how I could make learning fun in a subject that typically isn't viewed as fun to learn.J.B.
Really enjoyed this course. It provided me with fun and innovative methods and strategies for motivating and engaging the learners to interact with the content I teach in my courses.J.B.