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Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future

Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future
New to Gamification? Check out my post What is Gamification & my Gamification Framework: Octalysis Education Gamification in Action. There’s a lot of potential in the field of Education Gamification. I believe that humans have an innate Desire to learn. However, much of the school system these days “gets in the way of our education If you ask children, “What is work?” Clearly there should be a way to help kids learn from what they do best – play. No longer viewed as a mundane process for presenting information while testing for retention and understanding, the modern educational challenge involves tasks of engaging students, stimulating their interests, retaining their attention, and maintaining a positive attitude in a nurturing environment Key to these goals is the effort to maintain a rich communications environment that encourages feedback and reinforcement, not only between the instructor/teacher and students, but also between the students themselves. What about you?

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How to Embed YouTube Videos in PowerPoint to Gamify Your Course Gamification means using the principles of game design in another context; for example, a training program or an e-Learning course. An e-Learning course that has been gamified will include elements such as challenges, rewards, and repeated attempts. There are many benefits to gamification, but one of the greatest is the way a gamified course can engage and motivate learners. How can a video help gamify my e-Learning course? Videos are an important tool in your toolbox. Along with other gamification elements like transitions, custom slide branching, quizzes, feedback messages and interactive activities, they can provide the finishing touch to your engaging learning course. Badgeville, The #1 Gamification Platform for Customer Loyalty and Employee Productivity "Who Goes to Work to Have Fun?" Oliver Burkeman thinks the answer is no one. His anti-fun-at-work NY Times editorial caught my eye making the opinion rounds on LinkedIn earlier today. Burkeman argues that companies forcing their employees to be happy all the time are causing more stress and reducing productivity in the long run. The crux of his argument: "When you try too hard to obtain [happiness], you're almost guaranteed to fail."

Open Online Learning – A Paradigm Shift Entrepreneurial opportunities in Open Online Learning A new age rushes towards us like an unstoppable tsunami. A global information age, rising from the combined effect of the prior tectonic plate shift inventions of the microchip and internet. It is an age that will usher in the ‘Neo-Renaissance Man’ capable of human capital output many times greater than that of their singularly specialised industrial-age predecessor. This new-age person will come into being by a paradigm shift in education – the full exploitation and engagement of Open Online Learning. Introduction – Open Online Learning

Personalized Teacher Training Packages Available in January 2015 Photo credits Marc Falardeau; www.flickr.com As it is almost the end of the year, and a number of teachers are charting out their dreams and aspirations, allow me to share with you some of the ways in which I believe I can be of service to you and how my work can empower and encourage your teacherpreneurial endeavors. My passion for training teachers comes from a deep conviction that no teacher must be underpaid, overworked, and stressed out, that there’re ways for us to find sustainable source(s) of income that give us multiple choices to do what we love and be paid fairly for it. I also believe that teachers have the right to do what brings them the most pleasure and to have the time to develop new skills, to learn new strategies and implement them. Finally, the great thing about the Internet is its ability to open up our classroom mindset beyond our wildest dreams. Let’s use it this year to our advantage!

Designing and marketing an appealing online course on udemy.com A few years ago I came across one challenging statement on a LinkedIn forum. The participants were discussing the process of online teaching – how to get started, how to scale it, what platforms to use for webinars or online lessons, etc. They went back and forth talking about the advantages and disadvantages of using Skype and other similar applications, and then somebody posted a comment that etched into my memory and made me acutely aware of where I was and where I had to be. The person said something like, “Limiting yourself to teaching only skype lessons is a dead-end street. You need to have something more if you would like to scale your business.” I know a lot of online teachers who have been entertaining the idea of designing online courses, but they may lack a bit of confidence and some practical information on whether or not this venture is worth the effort.

Job hunting or teacherpreneurship Picture credits: Some time ago I came across this article on LinkedIn titled “The Toughest Job in America is Being Unemployed” and in my mind I went back to the days when I was anxious about keeping a job, looking for a job, and perhaps losing a job. My fears were not based on my performance as an English teacher or on the low demand for English lessons, but most of the time the anxiety crept in because of the circumstances that were out of my control: recession, school licensing, redundancies, etc. Not only was it scary to lose my job, the state of the “unknown” was rather intimidating: how long would I have to look for a new job, when would I find it and will I be able to stay without a job for some time. All these worries I think are quite legitimate, but I realized as I was reading the article that one thing that teacherpreneurship took care of for me was this fear of how am I going to get a job if I lose it?

5 blogging tips for online teachers Credits: Christian Schnettelker, www.manoftaste.de When I first started my professional ELT blog for Russian-speaking students about 5 years ago I had doubts that it would ever get any traction. I knew nothing about SEO, wrote about everything I could think of, and had no idea how to promote what I had written. Over the last 5 years I have gone from 20 page views a day to about 1,000, and even though my focus has changed slightly and my writing has significantly improved, I still have limited technical knowledge on promoting my blog aggressively, and my traffic has been growing naturally. So I’m writing this post for all online teachers who are just beginning this journey into teacherpreneurship and are trying to define what and how they are going to write their first blog post. When I began blogging, I had a number of assumptions that prevented me from focusing on developing excellent content, but kept me thinking more about some technicalities.

Welcome to EFL 24 7 A free community for all teachers and students. Teachers Join our community with thousands of colleagues from more than 100 countriesDownload hundreds of printable grammar exercises, news activities, themes, etc.Share EFL/ESL worksheets and other activities at all levelsCreate and share interactive web exercises Alternative Education Resource Organization Education Online Platform

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