Developing Gamification Within Moodle

Michelle Harrolle was awarded a DELTA Exploratory Grant in 2012-2013. During the span of the past three years, the grant for gamification was handed over to Dr. Ed Lindsay, a teaching assistant professor in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM). With the help of Steve Bader, business and technology application developer, and DELTA staff, they gamified Introduction to Sport Management (PRT 266). Gamification involves using elements of games in a setting that isn’t a game to engage and motivate. It can be used in training as well as education.

Within the gamification module instructors can define game objectives using activity completion, moodle events, point goals or meta objectives. For completing these game objectives, students can be rewarded achievements, points, activity or topic release, files, and content/visual assets.

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