"Who Moved My Classroom?!?!
THE GAMIFICATION OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
By Sabba N. Quidwai
In part one we begin by taking a look at, "Who Moved My Cheese," by Spencer Johnson that examines how people respond to change in their environments. How do you view change? Opportunity or threat?
In part two we take a look at the ingredients that make up the secret sauce to successfully gamify your learning and instruction. How will you combine these elements for an exciting and explosive learning experience?
Welcome to my three part series on, “The Gamification of Professional Learning.” After having collaborated with the iPadEducators in Dubai for quite some time, I had the pleasure of meeting Steve Bambury, co-founder of the site during the winter holiday. He gave me a book called, “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” by Karl Kapp. It was probably one of the best presents I had ever received because my goal for the New Year was to research and explore ways to gamify professional development! Kapp’s book provided great insight into what it truly means to gamify learning and instruction. He believes that we must move beyond rewards, points and badges and look at the deeper elements embedded in a game that truly engage the player.
The game is called, "Who Moved My Classroom" and is the title of the first in a three part series where we will take an in-depth look at how you can gamify learning and instruction in your professional learning program and help all educators adapt to change.
We look forward to this exciting conversation as we discover, innovate and share together.
In Part three, i'll introduce you to how you can combine the elements of gamification to create an exciting and explosive professional learning model with your group of learners.