Assignment -3 Gamify Learning

How to gamify learning

I teach coding using code.org, lightbot and tynker, It always fascinate me that gamifying learning improves teaching and learning experience. Please participate in this seminar actively and provide your highly valuable feedback. I appreciate your input and look forward to learn from your experience.

Date: Monday, July 22, 2017 to July 26, 2017

Topic:  Gamification in learning

Facilitator: Muhammad Usman Farooq

Mode: Asynchronous online

Link: https://www.tes.com/lessons/sqi6pQcWVxCFqA/gamify-learning   

Access: You are required to signup to participate in discussion. Fortunately, it allows you to login using third party credential like facebook and google.

There are three parts of this seminar

Part-1:  Introduction to the gamification in learning

Part-2:  Research work about gamification in learning

Part-3   Tools and strategies of effective use of gamification in learning

In this seminar, you will
1. explore, how gamification enhances teaching and learning experience

  1. learn, how gamification improves engagement, which is an important feature of universal design of learning.
  2. Explore different strategies to use gamification for teaching.

Please click at the following link to participate in the seminar.

https://www.tes.com/lessons/sqi6pQcWVxCFqA/gamify-learning    

If you have questions or need help, please feel free to email me at any time at urusman@qq.com 

Regards,

Muhammad Usman

Week 1: Activity 2 Introduction

My name is Muhammad Usman Farooq, I have been teaching BC high school science curriculum for over 10 years now. Although my expertise is in Chemistry and Biology, but my interest in technology-for-education drives me to explore more into e-learning. So I taught myself html, css, ajax and php programming about five years ago. So, since 2013, I also started teaching ICT 11 and ICT12 courses. Over the years, I have explored many web-based application to share resources with students effectively.

I learned about moodle, WordPress , weebly and wikispaces. I was discourged by most of these plateforms because they are either very demanding on server resources or are having too many irrelevant features. However, I have invested some time on moodle and now I love it. It has helped me improve my teaching and also have helped my students improve their learning experience. I use it to share resources with students and to do many online computerized assesments. Students enjoy computerized assessment because I allow them to attempt many times. I have linked it to my question bank and that shows different questions to students everytime. Moreover, students can do these assessment anytime they want. Students

My moodle website can be reached at http://usmanscience.com

my personal website is http://knowledgera.com/

Here is link to my linkedin profile

urusman|at|qq|dot|com