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What is Gamification? A Few Ideas. - YouTube

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Moodle in English: Moodle Tip: Turn your quiz into an arcade game

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A conversation that prompted me to ask about how students can contribute to quiz generation to improve their understanding and learning.

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Badges For Your Moodle | Gamification Badges for Moodle Learning Motivation!

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I Don't Get Digital Badges

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Digital badges appear to becoming the next, "new" thing in education. What follows is a description of digital badges as described by Digital Media and Learning: A digital badge is an online record...

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gideonwilliams's curator insight, April 14, 2013 7:22 AM

Its good to read different opinions about badges and this post I think presents a balanced argument and discussion about the pitfalls and traps that we could fall into. Some important and salutory lessons to heed.

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Gamify your Moodle courses in under 20 minutes

It is possible to gamify any Moodle 2 course using out-of-the-box Moodle features. Watch this video to learn how to gamify your Moodle courses in under 20 mi...

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Fascinating in terms of its potential. The video is also a great tutorial itself on certain Moodle tools such as conditional activities, completion tracking and orphaned activities.

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Helena Afonso Dos Santos's comment, April 17, 2013 8:08 AM
Yes... there's a course free at https://www.coursera.org//course/gamification
Luís Filipe Barata's curator insight, May 15, 2013 9:20 AM

Já gostava do moodle... mas as atividades adaptativas estão quase disponíveis com o moodle!

Um agradável descoberta!

Goly Rabbanim's curator insight, June 21, 2013 12:57 AM

סרטון ממצה ובהיר כיצד להפיח חיים בקורס עם גרסאת מודל 2 ומעלה.

 

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How to Gamify your #Moodle course by @TeachWithMoodle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3794YBja6Q | Anything and everything about eLearning

How to Gamify your #Moodle course by @TeachWithMoodle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3794YBja6Q | Anything and everything about eLearning | Gamifying Moodle | Scoop.it
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"This video explains how to ‘gamify’ your Moodle course even if you don’t have Moodle 2.5 or above.  It not only talks about the technical process, but also explains the benefits from a practical and real-life teaching perspective"

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Out With the Degree, In With the Badge: How Badges Motivate Learning And 7 Tips To Use It Right - InformED

Out With the Degree, In With the Badge: How Badges Motivate Learning And 7 Tips To Use It Right - InformED | Gamifying Moodle | Scoop.it
Catherine Lacey, a student at the University of Western Australia, is a Level 40 Hero in biology. ?That's her ranking on OpenStudy, where she spends up
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The Teacher's Guide To Using Badges In Your Classroom - Edudemic

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Boy Scouts do it. Video games do it. Sometimes grades aren't enough. What's a teacher to do? Check out this handy guide to using badges in your classroom!
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Increase student engagement with Moodle conditional activities & badges

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What are conditional activities? Since the introduction of Moodle 2, it has been possible for users to track which activities/resources they have completed. This means that resources/activities are aware’ of their completion status for each course user ...

 

Gamify your Moodle courses – badges

 

Younger students seem to respond very well to this strategy. I have ‘gamified’ two of my middle-school courses and I have noticed a sharp increase in student engagement in both (i.e. they complete more activities, more often and to better standards). Moodle should soon benefit from an integration with OpenBadges, but until then here is what you could do.

 

- The idea is to create a bunch of badges that students can ‘unlock’ by completing activities or viewing resources. 

- My ‘badges’ are simple images inserted in labels that are completely hidden until specific conditions have been met (see figure 1). 

- When students complete activities or view resources, those images will appear on their screen, giving them the impression that they have ‘unlocked’ it. 

- A student will only see the badges that they have unlocked, thus Moodle course pages look different to all students.

- There seems to be a bit of healthy competition happening between students as they compare the number of badges when they log on to Moodle in the classroom (see figures 2 and 3). 

- Some badges are harder to get than others and those students who manage to unlock them tend to keep the tricks and locations to themselves. 

- I will be conducting a study between 21st March and 7th July to measure the impact of gamifying a Moodle course; I will expose one group to the gamified course, and another group to the un-gamified version and compare. Visit in a few months time if you’re interested in the results.


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grainnehamilton's curator insight, April 11, 2013 6:19 AM

Ideas and advice on how to automatically issue digital badges in Moodle. Currently, they are not Open Badges but it looks like the plan is to move across to them. Developments for issuing Open Badges from Moodle to Mahara are well underway.

gideonwilliams's comment, April 11, 2013 6:28 AM
Grainne - can you DM me with your email address - I can set you up with an account on the test server to try out badges if you want?
grainnehamilton's comment, April 11, 2013 6:54 AM
Hi Gideon, thanks for the offer. So far I've created Open Badges using WPBadger but not Moodle so it would be interesting to have a look. Thanks!