Three, gamification of education. This concept comes from the issue of trying to keep people engaged in learning, especially if it is online. There are a number of ways to offer learners a level up on success or deduct credit for incorrect responses. Makeuseof.com reports on particle example of the language learning site, Duolingo.com. As learners work through the task they can earn lingo money and work up leaderboards. Experience leads to levelling up and demonstrating success. If a learner fails a task they loose a life and if they loose too many they have to start the task again.
What is not?… Wall Street Journal reports that Yahoo’s revenue has fallen and it is struggling to grow in a market dominated by rivals Google and Facebook. They are cutting around 1,500 people and streamlining its business portfolio.
What can you try today?… Google Docs. Google docs allow you to create and shared an online document. You can share this document with an individual or a whole class and they can all add information to it. The best features of Google docs is that the editing is real-time. As one person edits the document, all users can see the typing as it happens. This make is truly interactive. I have eaten it used in class where groups of learners add their research to one shared document.
Let me know how you get on with Google docs and let me know if you have found any other great digital learning resources that we can all try today.
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