Digital Badges Convey Competencies, Allow Learners to Pave Pathways, New Alliance Report Finds

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“A digital badge system can bring resumes into the twenty-first century,” says Gov. Bob Wise.
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Badges and the Common Core

By BethCase on from www.edutopia.org

Badges and the Common Core
When today's K-12 students enter college and embark in their careers, they will most likely encounter a wide array of game-like elements, such as badge systems. In June, Blackboard Learn, a learning
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A Good Chart on Traditional Classroom Game Play Vs Game-based Learning

By BethCase on from www.educatorstechnology.com

A Good Chart on Traditional Classroom Game Play Vs Game-based Learning
There's still a lot of confusion about the difference between games and gamification. This chart provides a nice summary.
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Free Resource for Badge Graphics

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Free Resource for Badge Graphics
Moodle Badges is a great resource for professional badges to be used in your own learning management software. Although it’s called “Moodle Badges", you can use them in any website or mobile...
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Learning Game Design Series, Part 2: Game Goals and Game Dynamics

By BottomLinePerformance on from www.theknowledgeguru.com

Learning Game Design Series, Part 2: Game Goals and Game Dynamics
Before you can design a good game you need to be able to craft game goals, select game dynamics, create strong game mechanics, and choose appropriate game elements.
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Gamification – Learning is what happens when you play

By BethCase on from www.afterthemillennials.com

Gamification – Learning is what happens when you play
  Gamification is the new buzzword these days. But it’s far more than a fad. Gamification is pretty much the process of allowing learning and innovation to piggyback on people’s natural predilection for seeking enjoyment through play and skill mastery. Win-win in other words. Earlier this year I attended two different events that prove games…
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How to Gamify your Classroom

By cpappas on from elearningindustry.com

How to Gamify your Classroom
Would you like to gamify your classroom? People love to play. Whether your students are in kindergarten or college, adding fun to classroom learning by playing games is a positive and effective way to engage students. Your students are already master game players, whether those games are technologically based or not. Use this knowledge and expertise everyday by gamifying you classroom because play doesn’t have to be reserved for recess anymore.
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Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

By BethCase on from marczewski.me.uk

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
One of the most common criticisms of gamification is the reliance on extrinsic rewards. This article boils the debate down to the essential elements.
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