Games in Education: Gamification

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Course Date: Anytime (self-paced)

Price: free

Course Summary

The principles in this course did not originate in a computer lab but, rather, from the acute neurological and psychiatric care wards of large hospitals. Thus this course presents general principles of gamification that can be applied to the full range of the learning spectrum, ranging from people with severe disabilities through to post-graduate and professional development applications

Course Instructors

Tom Benjamin

I'm a researcher in Sydney, Australia. I have a long history with the University of New South Wales, having begun my career in its teaching hospitals as a clinical psychologist, and acted as an expert witness in neuropsychology and forensic psychology.  I was a lecturer in the medical faculty and taught a variety of management and I.T. related courses. Over the decades of this work I developed a range of educational/therapeutic activities and in recent years have been able to apply this research while working as a senior researcher at the state government department of education and training.   Currently I work in an administrative role so I am offering my accumulated research experience through professional development activities such as these OpenLearning courses. I do these at my own expense and time so my message to teachers and therapists is that this is do-it-yourself level activity -ie- thanks to these free resources such as OpenLearning, Bigmarker, and YouTube you can literally run an international multimedia network and a full Media Institute of Technology from a card table, at no more budget than a meal and drink at the local karaoke. If I can do it so can you. Where I can help you is by speeding up the learning curve. I've reviewed countless software/hardware combinations and can save you a lot of time and money.

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