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Gamified Learning

Harness the same powerful psychological hooks games like FarmVille and World of WarCraft use to make education more engaging for students.

I don't mean actual "games" in the traditional sense, but rather just dividing up course material into smaller "levels", with points and "badges" awarded. Have a "health bar" for student behavior, that sort of thing.

Disclaimer: I am working on an online platform called http://craniak.com which aims to make creating gamified courses and textbooks easy.

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Submitted by Evan Johnson 2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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  1. I like your ideas. Sounds like an interesting project.

    2 years ago
  2. Glad you brought up this topic, Evan. Craniak sounds interesting; please keep us posted on the official launch.

    I work for PlaySay, a DC-based startup committed to making language learning fun and social on Facebook. Our Facebook app makes use of levels, points and badges in the way that you mention. We'd love for you to check it out and tell us what you think! http://facebook.com/PlaySaySpanish

    2 years ago
  3. @Theresa Dold (PlaySay) I see a ton of potential to your Facebook app. I have some suggestions too. I come from an educational technology background and I would be interested in sharing my thoughts. west dot 4 me at gmail dot com

    2 years ago