3 ways gamification engages students

eSchool News

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of K-12 and college students have transitioned to online learning. Gamification , defined as using game-like elements in non-game contexts, can help motivate online learners and solve this issue.

Review: 3 Best Online Learning Tools to Boost Remote Instruction

EdTech Magazine

For K–12 education, it’s no longer a question of whether online learning is here to stay but, rather, how can we make it better for our teachers and students? Even before the pandemic, the situation in many areas demonstrated the potential for the meteoric growth of online learning.

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Why gamification works [Part 2]

Neo LMS

In my last blog we started discussing the “why” of gamification , with a specific focus on the nature of motivation, lensed through one broadly held theory of motivation called Self-Determination Theory (SDT), not to be confused at this point with self-directed learning. Gamification and online learning environments. Gamified learning environments are able to do this brilliantly. Gamification

Design Amazing Online Learning Experiences Quickly with These Choice Menu Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Design is especially important in online learning and one key to student motivation and engagement. Designing an engaging online experience doesn’t have to take a lot of time. If you are new to distance learning, then templates are the way to go!

Actionable advice for educators to move to online learning

Neo LMS

You’re getting comfortable with a new schedule, technology, and online grading. But, you still need a little help navigating the seas of e-learning. So, here’s actionable advice that you can use as a compass as you create a productive system for online learning.

3 ways to use gamification to engage students

eSchool News

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of K-12 and college students have transitioned to online learning. Gamification , defined as using game-like elements in non-game contexts, can help motivate online learners and solve this issue.

Online Learning Methods You Can Use in your Virtual Classroom

WizIQ Education & Technology

Learning is skills or knowledge acquired through study, experience or being taught. Online learning is the reimagining of the educational process that maximizes available virtual classroom software. learning LMS Online Education asynchronous online courses blended online courses gamification hybrid online courses learning management systems online learning methods synchronous online courses

Meaningful Gamification and Student’s motivation by Lynette Tan (NUS)

Playware Studios

A research paper authored by Dr. Lynette Tan of NUS was published in the Online Learning Journal VOL 22, NO 2 (2018) [ISSN: 2472-5730]. The results point to the potential that meaningful gamification has in motivating and helping students in scaffolding reading material before their classes, and shows it to be not only a viable but also a worthwhile facility to invest in and develop—particularly for facilitating a flipped-classroom environment.

5 Awesome online tools for game-based learning

Neo LMS

It did not require a board to project the questions, and students were able to collaborate and build their teamwork skills as they played the game and passed the time on the bus, learning! Read more: Adopting the asynchronous mindset for better online learning. Gamification

10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

Waterford

Some, like social-emotional learning and digital citizenship, have long been important—and they may require even more focus this year. Others, like genius hour and bite-sized learning, are recently arrived educational trends that may have a helpful place in your classroom. Gamification.

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Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. I know you’ll enjoy their thoughts: Earliest forms of learning, dating back to the stone-age, involved storyboarding one’s experiences on rocks. We inadvertently learn from our daily social interactions, with most of our informal learning happens through online sources of information.

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Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn what digital badges are, when to use them, and how to implement them in your classroom. Blended Learning with Google Book Study information can be found here.

#EdTech #HigherEd Interview: Kevin Corbett on Higher Ed’s Online Future

Kevin Corbett

Educational Change Gamification Higher Education Online LearningOne of EdTech’s 50 must-read IT bloggers speaks out on the issues in higher education that are shaping the future. Frank Smith Google+Twitter Frank is… Read more.

Impact funds pour money into ed tech businesses

The Hechinger Report

Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. One of the main things Classcraft plans to do with its new money is build its sales force to sell its gamification software for social-emotional learning to schools. What this means for education is that there are more dollars to fund education technology, such as computer-generated lessons tailored for each student, and online learning. Ed tech companies are benefitting from the rise of impact funds.

How can Teachers Increase Social Learning While Teaching Online?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s becoming more common to take online classes or blend traditional with online learning. Ila Mishra, a specialist in both LMS and virtual classrooms, has this informative explanation of how teachers can increase their social learning while teaching online classes: Social Learning is defined as learning through observing behavior, attitudes, and outcomes of those behaviors. Institutions now use LMS software to deliver courses online.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Is Online Education Better than Traditional Education?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Students have access to new technology which helps them learn and retain information in a far better manner. A popular alternative to traditional education is online education or eLearning. The online education model is basically trying to overcome the disadvantages of the traditional education system, while also providing additional benefits. Online education, on the other hand, encourages participation in classroom activities and peer-to-peer collaboration.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

The change already delivers extraordinary results and 96% of teachers claim that EdTech increases student engagement in learning. 3D learning. However, the whole system changes with the introduction of 3D learning. Game-based learning. The best way to acquire and retain knowledge is by learning through games. But what is the purpose of gamification ? This is why gamification plays such a major role in contemporary education.”. Online learning.

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Why students love a game-based learning experience

Neo LMS

For as long as children have preferred playing to sitting quietly and learning their ABCs, preschool teachers have been craftily devising games as Trojan horses to teach them concepts such as shapes, letter recognition, colors, seasons and relationships. Gamification in learning is an established trend, and uses the core elements of what make games fun – mastery, narrative, instant feedback, competition, and reward, to create new ways for learners to internalize information.

BreakoutEDU: More Than a Time-Filling Game

Shake Up Learning

The post BreakoutEDU: More Than a Time-Filling Game appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Think of BreakoutEDU as an escape room game for your classroom, aligned with your learning goals. Susan shares her journey into BreakoutEDU, her skepticism, and lessons learned.

Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

So, in this article, I’m going to share my thoughts and experience about the technologies and solutions that reshape the educational industry and the way we learn in 2020 and beyond. Video-Based Learning. The key features of video-assisted learning are scalability and repetitiveness.

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Virtual Virtuoso: Optimal user experience features for e-learning

Neo LMS

Whether you’re an experienced educator or a parent struggling to adjust to remote learning in the face of the national lockdown, chances are good that you’re looking for ideas to help your student, or students, thrive in the unfamiliar world of the virtual classroom. E-learning

What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset?

Neo LMS

It was the first week of fifth grade and I was so ready to learn History. Make learning a priority. which Dweck associates with a false growth mindset, won’t help them achieve their learning goals, at least not in the long run. Challenge students to learn more. E-learnin

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Strategies for Motivating Students: Start with Intrinsic Motivation

Waterford

This quote is a great reminder that if we can get students curious and motivated to learn, we can set them up for a lifelong love of learning. And as a teacher, you have the power to help them find that passion for learning while they are young.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. Many of the topics below were part of that conversation, including Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Social-Emotional Learning.

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Distance learning during the pandemic: Improvise. Adapt. Overcome!

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in the April 2020 E-Learning Supplement of Education Today. Distance learning: Improvise. Schools and universities may have their gates closed but learning must continue even though from a safe distance. E-learning

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Why each student needs a personalized learning path

Neo LMS

The Yellow Brick Road is the perfect metaphor for each student’s learning path until they finish school. Why each student needs a personalized learning path. Learning has been on the lips of many educators across the world in recent years.

The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom

Neo LMS

They were unprepared for the vast impact the virus would have on how students learn and education settings operate. They need to be aware of the options and solutions available to them to ensure teaching and learning can continue as seamlessly as possible, whatever the future holds.

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Want to Make Your Course ‘Gameful’? A Michigan Professor’s Tool Could Help

Wired Campus

Mr. Fishman has borrowed elements of gaming to develop GradeCraft, a learning-management system that lets instructors organize their courses in a “gameful” way. Mr. Fishman’s assessment system treats unsuccessful assignments not as failures but as learning experiences that pull students closer to mastery. Mr. Fishman doesn’t define what he’s doing as gamification. Online Learning TechnologyWhat if the classroom were more like a video game? Barry J.

How to teach students entrepreneurship over an online platform

Neo LMS

As an educator – especially online – you have a unique opportunity to help your students realize their goals so they can eventually bring them to life. Teaching online has its challenges. Thankfully, those basics are easy to study even through an online platform.

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How Research-Informed Games May Result in Deep Learning Experiences

Edsurge

Time and again, there have been education techniques and pedagogy developed that challenged conventional teaching and learning methods. As new approaches are tried, it is important to also analyze the reasons why children may be apprehensive about learning.

5 Reasons e-learning is perfect for introverted students

Neo LMS

This means they don’t particularly enjoy being surrounded by people at all times, they are not very vocal about neither their struggles nor their successes in their learning process, need a little extra time to participate in any kind of discussion and are painfully aware of their surroundings. Introvert, Dear , the largest online community and publication for introverts in the world. And if their learning needs are met, they can prove to be great students. E-learning

Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Lockdown aside, why are more teachers turning to online educational software? Technology allows you to teach and learn from any part of the world with Internet access and electricity. Learning Solutions Magazine Of course, specialized online periodicals had to land on the list.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course.