Week 9 of experimenting with gamified and non-gamified Moodle courses. Today marks the beginning of iMoot 2013, the Worldwide e-conference on all things Moodle, and this year there are a few presentations on the gamification of Moodle. In this post, I list all of the sessions that ‘gamifiers’ might be interested in (all session times in Perth time, Australia, or UTC+8). If you have not registered for iMoot 2013, you can do so here.
Using Gamification to Increase Course Engagement and Autonomy of Non-Traditional Online Students
Presenter: Thomas Wilson
[quote style=”boxed”]Thomas works for an institution that provides online courses for non-traditional students, namely, persons who are ordered by a court or agency to complete a specialized class such as anger management, alcohol/drug awareness, or DUI risk education to satisfy court requirements. Since students are responding to the game elements of the courses, i.e., maximizing “points”, he decided to use this game principle to (1) keep students more engaged and (2) increase autonomy, i.e., to reduce the number of phone calls for support.[/quote]
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Gamification in Moodle. More than just Moodle badges
Presenter: Natalie Denmeade
Sessions: Saturday 25th May 2013 14:00
[quote style=”boxed”]This presentation includes demonstrations of core Moodle features and plugins to provide learners with rewards, feedback, levels, progression loops, boss fights, and achievement badges. You will see examples of Conditional Activities, customised Progress Bars, custom scales, and the newly released Badges Block.This presentation includes demonstrations of core Moodle features and plugins to provide learners with rewards, feedback, levels, progression loops, boss fights, and achievement badges. You will see examples of Conditional Activities, customised Progress Bars, custom scales, and the newly released Badges Block.[/quote]
Dissection of a Gamified Moodle Course
Presenter: Julian Ridden
There is no excerpt for this session (yet) but having seen what Julian, aka Moodleman has done before, I would strongly recommend you to drop by one of his sessions.
Open Badges in Moodle
Presenters: Emily Gogligoski, Julian Ridden
Session: Saturday 25th May 05:00
[quote style=”boxed”]Hear about Open Badges from Emily Gogligosky from the Mozilla foundation, whilst Julian Ridden will talk about the implementation of Open Badges into Moodle. I am really excited about this session. This session will talk about the exciting potentials offered by OpenBadges and Moodle.[/quote]
I am *really* excited by this session; It’ll be interesting to hear about Open Badges from someone who works at Mozilla foundation.
Gamify your Moodle courses – Increase student engagement with conditional activities & badges
Presenter: Frederic Nevers
[quote style=”boxed”]It is possible to ‘gamify’ your Moodle courses using out-of-the-box Moodle capabilities (i.e. without relying on third-party modules). In this presentation, Fred will show you how to gamify your existing courses, using free and easy-to-use tools. He will be sharing all of the tips & tricks he has gathered building & using gamified courses, and also talk about the mistakes he has made.[/quote]
Right, I’d better go and finish preparing for my session…