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Learn why game-based learning is great for engagement and how to apply it to one of your lessons for next year and after!
Give your students something new, innovative, and exciting by enrolling in this course to transform any of your lessons into a game-based learning (GBL) lesson.
Included in this course:
- Step-by-step guide for creating a GBL lesson.
- Video content to help with designing your GBL lesson.
- Individual feedback and support from Dustin.
- Examples of GBL lessons Dustin has designed.
- Digital certificate upon completion (print for an additional cost).
This session will cover: Simulations, Inverted Grading, Avatars, and Feedback Loops. Applications and use cases will be discussed.
Gamification is the use of game elements in non-game contexts. You can use games for learning. But where should you start? Where should you begin? Can you even use games for online learning? The answer is yes: there are a few elements of games that you can use for an online learning environment. In this webinar, we’ll review four different areas that you can use for your current or future classes, courses, and trainings. This session will cover: Simulations, Inverted Grading, Avatars, and Feedback Loops. Applications and use cases will be discussed.
This session will…
- Define Gamification
- Discuss simulations and applications for online teaching and learning
- Identify the concept of inverted grading and its use for assessment
- Demonstrate the use of avatars in a teaching context
- Defining feedback loops and their applications to teaching and learning
Student progression systems; educator observations; and games-based learning outcomes will be covered as well as how educators can use games for assessment.
Games are powerful platforms for entertainment and engagement. But can you use games for learning? Turns out that you can! You just need to put games in the right hands and use the right structure. Games can be used to engage students; reinforce learning outcomes; and create enviable activities that promote achievement and mastery. In this webinar we’ll cover what “games-based learning is” as well as how different learning theories (like self-determination) influence student learning. Games will be reviewed as a way to prime and scaffold students for learning. The “core loop” is the heart of games and this webinar will review how to use the core loop of established games to your advantage. Student progression systems; educator observations; and games-based learning outcomes will be covered as well as how educators can use games for assessment.
- What is Games-Based Learning?
- Self-Determination and Student Learning
- Games as Cognitive Priming
- Game Structure for Learning
- Creating and Using a Feedback Loop
- Progression Systems for Students
- Educator Observation of Games-Based Learning
- Games-Based Learning Outcomes
- Games for Assessment