I've been a bit remiss on posting for the past few times. Part of it was unintentional as a new wave of papers, graduate school assignments, and other tasks kept me busy but part of me felt that not enough was happening day to day to warrant new entries. That being said, I'm back (at least for now) with some good news!
The first nine weeks is now complete and the gamification seems to be working. Students scored solidly on their first quarter benchmarks and seem very comfortable with the system overall. In my follow up surveys, nearly all students stated they loved the ability to work at their own pace and found the system to be beneficial overall. There were no consistent complaints as some students wanted more due dates, other wanted less. Some wanted more group work while others said how much they liked the individual assignments. Overall, this is a good sign. It means nearly all students are finding something unique to latch onto while also not being left entirely in their own comfort zone.
That being said, the second nine weeks brings with it a lot of great new projects. I look forward to see ho
English Teacher | Instructional Technology Specialist | 2014-15 PBS Digital Innovator | Gamification Researcher | Marathon Runner | Ph.D RMU 2015