[game_edu] Gamification in game education classes (was: curious)
ira at irafay.com
Mon Apr 23 10:42:44 EDT 2012
I'm teaching Intro to Game Design, and I'm doing the following:
- Score assignments out of 3000 or 12000 instead of 100. Give point
totals, not letter grades. (Design goal: focus the students'
attention on learning instead of the letter grade. Also, a
practical demonstration of how a designer must consider in-game
rewards, since they will motivate player behavior.)
- Streak bonuses for class attendance and active participation
(Design goal: extra reward for consistent class attendance and
- Easter egg scoring opportunities (Design goal: imbue the class with
pleasant surprises, encouraging and rewarding a sense of curiosity
And something that's not gamification but very near and dear to any
game designer's heart:
- I gather feedback from my students (players), and then show them
that feedback. We discuss together how a game designer interprets
feedback data, how s/he addresses conflicting feedback, positive
feedback, negative feedback, etc.
I'm happy to share syllabi with anyone who is interested.
I hope this helps,
On Mon, 23 Apr 2012, Susan Gold wrote:
> Is anyone using gamification in their game education curriculums? Are you students leveling up? Do you know of examples in education using gamification as incentives or grading? Of course I already know of Lee Sheldon's example but am looking for others. Also, has anyone added sections on gamification to their courses?
> Thanks in advance,
> Susan Gold
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