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Although the Faculty Center and JPL Assembly Room are closed until further notice, faculty can still take advantage of online events and resources.

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Gamified courses increase students’ motivation and participation and allow for the capability to reinforce knowledge and skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, persistence, and creativity. In a game-based learning environment, learners are involved in a more challenging, meaningful, empowering, and deep understanding process. Get engaged with us in a playful session about game design in Blackboard Learn.

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn about game-based learning theories.
  • Identify learning theories.
  • Analyze different examples of how instructors have gamified their course.
  • Discover how to create a narrative structure for your content.
  • Balance engagement and complexity.
  • Master the Achievement tool and designate criteria for issuing rewards to Students in the form of badges and certificates.
Register and Join