Why gamification works [Part 1]

Neo LMS

Candy Crush, a mobile gaming phenomenon, earns its makers, Swedish-based King Games, big money: $250 million in the company’s last declared quarter alone. Building on my curiosity about the way games like Candy Crush affect our minds, I thought we’d take a closer look at gamification. Recently, learning system and content designers have been adding game elements to learning management systems , and it is this type of gamification we will explore today. Gamification

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

The primary trends identified by the team were: adaptive learning, open education resources (OER), gamification and game-based learning, MOOCs, LMS and interoperability, mobile devices, and design.

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Mobile : as humanity continues to migrate ever-increasing swathes of life into handhelds, educators slowly follow suit. Let’s see if higher ed figures out mobile-first design, as ELI recommends. Primary and secondary schools are a battleground between iPads and Chromebooks, it seems. One crucial impact of mobile technologies in education is the way they tear down our old boundary walls, the ones around in-session classes, or conferences, or meetings.

Reinventing The School Desk: Tip Tap Tap And The Internet of Things

Fractus Learning

Classrooms are embracing interactive whiteboards and mobile devices with enthusiasm. Although Interactive whiteboards, mobile learning, open content and learning management systems are proliferating within classrooms, when it comes to assessment processes, there is a fragmentation between how student data gets transferred seamlessly. Gamification for Learning.

#savings: Can Social Media Nudge Teens into Smarter Money Choices?

MindShift

And, since 2014, the nonprofit has been piloting an app called Moneythink Mobile, to push these lessons beyond classroom walls, track their impact, and use “likes” and other social nudges to encourage better real-world money habits. Each classroom lesson is paired with a financial challenge on Moneythink Mobile, an Instagram-like platform on which students compete between weekly meetings with their mentors.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Google Online Summit This Weekend! - Gaming in Ed - Support Free PD

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thursday''s sessions will be delivered by teachers, librarians, game developers, and gamification fans - don''t miss out! Is your library mobile friendly? CEO of IT IS 3D, Martin Stevens, is interviewed by Meritxell Garcia Sein-Echaluce about his support of 3D printing in UK primary and secondary schools. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update September 2nd, 2014 Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Pokémon Go generated more than $160 million by the end of July, hitting $600 million in revenue within its first 90 days on the market – the fastest mobile game to do so. This is part eight of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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