From badges and points, to leaderboards and levels, there are many ways to introduce game elements to the workplace. But gamification is much more than play. For measurable results it must provide Social recognition.
Given the hype of national media coverage of massive open online courses (MOOCs), it is refreshing to see more recent analysis looking at important attributes such as revenue models, dropout rates, and instructional design. Steve Kolowich at Inside Higher Ed wrote a revealing and important article looking at early demographic data. Jeff Young at the Chronicle wrote an excellent article about Coursera’s contract with the University of Michigan, along with key insights into Coursera’s and the university’s motivations. Audrey Watters, in response to an article in the Atlantic, asks the tough question of whether we should care about the high dropout rates of current courses offered in this new model.
"An astute [and amusing] observation by Professor Thelin in his essay Professors and Online Learning featured recently in Inside Higher Ed; more for his choice of the word ‘sinister’ in his description of online learning, which is how numerous faculty view online learning in higher education – bad, threatening, dark, even frightening."
This post was inspired by Christopher Pappas's list of 11 free e-learning authoring tools on Slideshare (see link below). I thought it was a great list to share with our readers, but once I got into checking the list, I discovered many other free...
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This is a really interesting article that looks at not only the role of e-learning and m-learning, but of how American education needs to completely revamp itself. --techcommgeekmom
In Bill Gates’ vision of the classrooms of the future, students are grouped according to skill set. One cluster huddles around a computer terminal, playing an educational game or working on a simulator.
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Thanks to Carol Brown of OnlineCollege.org for letting me know about this article! Great resource...I used many of these very hashtags to start delving into the e-learning and m-learning world on Twitter myself. I'll have to try out a few more of these to learn more! This is good for educational specialists of all kinds as well! --techcommgeekmom