Gamification with Moodle

Author: Natalie Denmeade

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785286811

Category: Computers

Page: 134

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Use game elements in Moodle courses to build learner resilience and motivation About This Book Formulate a Moodle course that acts as a flexible framework ready for your own content Keep learners engrossed and create opportunities for motivation through the concepts of status, access, and power A resourceful guide to innovative learning using automatic reports, assessments, and conditional release of activities Who This Book Is For This book has been designed for teachers who to use technology to create more engaging learning experiences for both online learning and in face-to-face sessions. This book will especially appeal to people who are interested in the underlying mechanics of play and games and want to know more about applying these concepts in an educational context. It is assumed that you are a teacher and expert in your field, have basic computer skills, and have access to the Internet. What You Will Learn Set up a scoring system using Moodle Gradebook Enable communication and collaboration in your class as a Learning Community using forums Assess your learners' abilities by setting up challenges and quests Configure gateways to check and ensure progress before new content or activities are released Create Moodle assignments to provide effective feedback through a comment bank and custom scale Issue Open Badges to recognize achievements and set up an online backpack to share digital badges Reduce anxiety for learners by using the game-like concept of “Levelling Up” In Detail This book describes how teachers can use Gamification design within the Moodle Learning Management System. Game elements can be included in course design by using, badges, rubrics, custom grading scales, forums, and conditional activities. Moodle courses do not have to be solo-learning experiences that replicate Distance Education models. The Gamification design process starts by profiling players and creating levels of achievement towards meeting learning outcomes. Each task is defined, valued, and sequenced. Motivation loops are devised to keep the momentum going. In a gaming studio, this approach would require a team of specialists with a large budget and time frames. Preparing for a class rarely has these optimal conditions. The approach used in this book is to introduce game elements into the course design gradually. First, apply gamification to just one lesson and then build up to gamifying a series of lessons over a term. Each example will indicate the difficulty level and time investment. Try it out to see what is most effective with your learners and choose wisely in your use of technology. By the end of this book, you will be able to create Moodle courses that incorporate choice, communication, challenge, and creativity. Style and approach An easy-to-follow guide full of screenshots and step-by-step instructions with estimated time frames required to accomplish numerous tasks. Tips are offered for new Moodlers and plugin extensions are suggested for advanced Moodlers. The focus of the book is on why you would want to use each activity rather than detailed technical descriptions.
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Data Analytics Approaches in Educational Games and Gamification Systems

Author: Ahmed Tlili,Maiga Chang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9813293357

Category: Education

Page: 255

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Game-based learning environments and learning analytics are attracting increasing attention from researchers and educators, since they both can enhance learning outcomes. This book focuses on the application of data analytics approaches and research on human behaviour analysis in game-based learning environments, namely educational games and gamification systems, to provide smart learning. Specifically, it discusses the purposes, advantages and limitations of applying such approaches in these environments. Additionally, the various smart game-based learning environments presented help readers integrate learning analytics in their educational games and gamification systems to, for instance, assess and model students (e.g. their computational thinking) or enhance the learning process for better outcomes. Moreover, the book presents general guidelines on various aspects, such as collecting data for analysis, game-based learning environment design, system architecture and applied algorithms, which facilitate incorporating learning analytics into educational games and gamification systems. After a general introduction to help readers become familiar with the subject area, the individual chapters each discuss a different aim of applying data analytics approaches in educational games and gamification systems. Lastly, the conclusion provides a summary and presents general guidelines and frameworks to consider when designing smart game-based learning environments with learning analytics.
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ECEL 2018 17th European Conference on e-Learning

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited

ISBN: 1912764083

Category:

Page: N.A

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The European Conference on e-Learning was established 17 years ago. It has been held in France, Portugal, England, The Netherlands, Greece and Denmark to mention only a few of the countries who have hosted it. ECEL is generally attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of e-Learning. Among other journals, the Electronic Journal of e-Learning publishes a special edition of the best papers presented at this conference.
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Gamification-Based E-Learning Strategies for Computer Programming Education

Author: Alexandre Peixoto de Queirós, Ricardo,Pinto, Mário Teixeira

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522510354

Category: Education

Page: 350

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Computer technologies are forever evolving and it is vital that computer science educators find new methods of teaching programming in order to maintain the rapid changes occurring in the field. One of the ways to increase student engagement and retention is by integrating games into the curriculum. Gamification-Based E-Learning Strategies for Computer Programming Education evaluates the different approaches and issues faced in integrating games into computer education settings. Featuring emergent trends on the application of gaming to pedagogical strategies and technological tactics, as well as new methodologies and approaches being utilized in computer programming courses, this book is an essential reference source for practitioners, researchers, computer science teachers, and students pursuing computer science.
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Moodle 3.x Developer's Guide

Author: Ian Wild

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786469545

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Effortlessly ensure your application's code quality from day 1 About This Book Customize your Moodle 3.x app. Leverage the new features of Moodle 3.x by diving deep into the Moodle development eco-system. Cater to heavy user traffic, customize learning requirements and create custom third party plugins. Who This Book Is For This book is for Moodle developers who are familiar with the basic Moodle functionality and have an understanding of the types of scenarios in which the Moodle platform can be usefully employed. You must have medium-level PHP programming knowledge. You should be familiar with HTML and XML protocols. You do not need to have prior knowledge of Moodle-specific terminology What You Will Learn Work with the different types of custom modules that can be written for Moodle 3.x Understand how to author custom modules so they conform to the agreed Moodle 3.x development guidelines Get familiar with the Moodle 3.x architecture—its internal and external APIs Customize Moodle 3.x so it can integrate seamlessly with third-party applications of any kind Build a new course format to specify the layout of a course Implement third-party graphics libraries in your plugins Build plugins that can be themed easily Provide custom APIs that will provide the means to automate Moodle 3 in real time In Detail The new and revamped Moodle is the top choice for developers to create cutting edge e-learning apps that cater to different user's segments and are visually appealing as well. This book explains how the Moodle 3.x platform provides a framework that allows developers to create a customized e-learning solution. It begins with an exploration of the different types of plugin.. We then continue with an investigation of creating new courses. You will create a custom plugin that pulls in resources from a third-party repository. Then you'll learn how users can be assigned to courses and granted the necessary permissions. Furthermore, you will develop a custom user home. At the end of the book, we'll discuss the Web Services API to fully automate Moodle 3.x in real time. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step practical approach with every step explained in great detail using practical examples. You will create custom plugins from scratch with the examples shown and create new modules as well as extensions with the examples presented.
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Games and Learning Alliance

8th International Conference, GALA 2019, Athens, Greece, November 27–29, 2019, Proceedings

Author: Antonios Liapis,Georgios N. Yannakakis,Manuel Gentile,Manuel Ninaus

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030343502

Category: Computers

Page: 607

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Games and Learning Alliance, GALA 2019, held in Athens, Greece, in November 2019. The 38 regular papers presented together with 19 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 76 submissions. The papers cover the following topics: serious game design and pedagogical foundations; AI and technology for SG; gamification; applications and case studies; and posters. The chapter "Cyber Chronix, Participatory Research Approach to Develop and Evaluate a Storytelling Game on Personal Data Protection Rights and Privacy Risks" is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.
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The Challenges of the Digital Transformation in Education

Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2018) -

Author: Michael E. Auer,Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030119327

Category: Computers

Page: 982

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This book offers the latest research and new perspectives on Interactive Collaborative Learning and Engineering Pedagogy. We are currently witnessing a significant transformation in education, and in order to face today’s real-world challenges, higher education has to find innovative ways to quickly respond to these new needs. Addressing these aspects was the chief aim of the 21st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2018), which was held on Kos Island, Greece from September 25 to 28, 2018. Since being founded in 1998, the conference has been devoted to new approaches in learning, with a special focus on collaborative learning. Today the ICL conferences offer a forum for exchanging information on relevant trends and research results, as well as sharing practical experiences in learning and engineering pedagogy. This book includes papers in the fields of: * Collaborative Learning * Computer Aided Language Learning (CALL) * Educational Virtual Environments * Engineering Pedagogy Education * Game based Learning * K-12 and Pre-College Programs * Mobile Learning Environments: Applications It will benefit a broad readership, including policymakers, educators, researchers in pedagogy and learning theory, school teachers, the learning industry, further education lecturers, etc.
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Trends in E-learning

Author: Mahmut Sinecen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 1789235421

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 162

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This book presents a collection of different researches and results on "e-learning". The chapters cover the deficiencies, requirements, advantages and disadvantages of e-learning and distance learning. So, the authors reported their research and analysis results on "e-learning" according to their areas of expertise.
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Near Field Communication

Recent Developments and Library Implications

Author: Sheli McHugh,Kristen Yarmey

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1627054332

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 93

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Near Field Communication is a radio frequency technology that allows objects, such as mobile phones, computers, tags, or posters, to exchange information wirelessly across a small distance. This report on the progress of Near Field Communication reviews the features and functionality of the technology and summarizes the broad spectrum of its current and anticipated applications. We explore the development of NFC technology in recent years, introduce the major stakeholders in the NFC ecosystem, and project its movement toward mainstream adoption. Several examples of early implementation of NFC in libraries are highlighted, primarily involving the use of NFC to enhance discovery by linking books or other physical objects with digital information about library resources, but also including applications of NFC to collection management and self-checkout. Future uses of NFC in libraries, such as smart posters or other enhanced outreach, are envisioned as well as the potential for the "touch paradigm" and "Internet of things" to transform the ways in which library users interact with the information environment. Conscious of the privacy and security of our patrons, we also address continuing concerns related to NFC technology and its expected applications, recommending caution, awareness, and education as immediate next steps for librarians.
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