"Let’s start with the simple answer. Yes, it does. Gamification definitely has a role in workplace learning. Too bad this topic is not nearly as simple as yes or no…but the interesting stuff never is."
A blog from 2011, some interesting comments followed.
Now, within an end-to-end secure environment, students can log in, authenticate themselves and take and submit their exams from the comfort of their homes, coffee shops or any Internet-connected location.
When the student is ready to take a proctored exam, they click “Test” on the Tegrity interface. The student is then taken through a simple workflow to record their exam, as follows:
Agree to the testing policy
The institutional test policy, controlled by the Tegrity Administrator is presented to the student, and they are asked to accept it in order to proceed.
Optionally, the individual instructor for the course also has the option of adding a course-level testing policy for the student to review and accept.
The student is asked to hold up their student ID or other form of identification to their webcam in order to prove their identity. They then click a button to take a still image of their ID. If the image isn’t clear, they can retake the photo.
Take the exam
When the student is ready to begin the online exam, they click start and Tegrity records the screen activity, plus video of the student taking the exam. Remote Proctoring recordings do not allow the student to pause the recording.
Complete the exam
When the exam is completed, students click the stop button on the Tegrity toolbar icon, and the exam is uploaded to the appropriate course, automatically.
The instructor clicks on the “Tests” tab in Tegrity, then selects the recording to review it at up to 8x speed; although most instructors do not review every minute of each exam. Rather, they will check at random, or skim through them, as the fact that the recording was made is typically all that’s needed to prohibit cheating.
"The online educational video game site iCivics, created in 2009 by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that features civics curriculum, has partnered with EverFi, an ed-tech company focused on K-12 and higher ed. And through the partnership comes a new initiative Commons – Digital Town Square, offered free to all K-12 schools."
According to this post this game will provide an adaptive feature, have "a variety of media including simulations and animations as well as pre and post-assessments and behavioral surveys." It also includes social components, badges and avatars, and they will be meeting some of the Common Core standards. To go directly to this new iniative - Commons - Digital Town Square:
Game dynamics are infiltrating every aspect of daily life. Early "gamification" efforts involved adding simple game mechanics like points, badges and leaderboards to websites and apps. But that's not what makes games truly compelling. Good games take players on a journey, giving them something the learn and master. Smart gamification involves creating virtual systems that shape real-world behavior, using a mix of intrinsic and extrinsic motivational techniques. In this short talk, we'll cover the basics of smart gamification, and learn how to use game thinking to develop more engaging products and services. . .
Social networking websites such as Facebook and others have become an integral part of student life. They constitute an important research area to study their roles as a tool to support educational communications with students. This paper examines how the use of Facebook private group affects student attitudes towards learning modalities. Issues surveyed include usage effects, perceived ease of use, teacher facilitation and interpersonal influence of using Facebook. By understanding these factors, educators can develop appropriate pedagogical strategies for more effective teaching and learning.
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