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Course Syllabus: UBD Learning Module on Gamification

Instructor: Sara Lambries



Mode of Instruction: Online
Class meeting dates: July 7th-July 12th

I. Course Description: Participants will learn what gamification is and how to implement
gamification in the classroom. Readings and activities are designed to help educators
understand and become familiar with gamification. Participants will collaborate with peers to
gamify EDET 635 by using game mechanics and principles.

II. Prerequisite: EDET 635

III. Textbook and/or required Readings:

Sheldon, Lee. (2011). The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game. Course
Technology/Cengage Learning: Boston, MA. (Available in the UAS ebrary-linked in
resources).

IV. Technology Needed

Microsoft word or ability to save and print a pdf file
Access to the internet
Greater than average access to bandwidth

V.
Course Objectives Standards Assessment Additional
Assessment
Explain gamification
and compare/contrast
gamification to game-
based learning.
NETS-C 3b. Maintain
and manage a variety of
digital tools and
resources.
NETS-C 3g. Use digital
communication and
collaboration tools to
communicate locally
and globally with peers.
1. NETS-C 6a
Engage in continual
learning to deepen
content and
pedagogical knowledge
in technology
integration and current
and emerging
Participants will
write a 350-500
word blog entry
reflecting assigned
readings and
video, including 2-3
additional sources.
On day two
participants will read
and comment on a
minimum of 2 other
blogs.
technologies necessary
to effectively implement
the Standards-S and
Standards-T.
Determine if
gamification should
be tied to grading.
NETS-C 3g. Use digital
communication and
collaboration tools to
communicate locally
and globally with peers.
Each participant
will submit two
questions for our
twitter
session/google
hangout.
Participants will
attend our session
and play an active
role by instant
message, tweets,
or by discussing
gamification
verbally.

Gamify EDET 635 by
developing a theme,
a leader board, and a
minimum of 1 badge
per participant.
NETS-T 2b Develop
technology-enriched
learning environments
that enable all students
to pursue their
individual curiosities
and become active
participants in setting
their own educational
goals, managing their
own learning, and
assessing their own
progress.
Each participant
will suggest 2-3
themes for EDET
635. Participants
will choose one
theme to use for
EDET 635.
Participants will
suggest 2-3 leader
board formats; the
group will pick one
format and post
this to each blog or
twitter. (Each
person must post
for xp points).

Explain how students
will earn XP points
and outline how
many XP points will
be needed to level
up.
NETS-C 3g. Use digital
communication and
collaboration tools to
communicate locally
and globally with peers.
NETS-T 2b Develop
technology-enriched
learning environments
that enable all students
to pursue their
individual curiosities
and become active
participants in setting
Participants will
participate in a
discussion either
via twitter/google
hangout about
gamification.
Participants will
prepare a leader
board for two
weeks of EDET
635 outlining how
many xp points will
be awarded per
Additionally,
participants will
outline how many xp
points are needed to
level up. Submit via
blog post or twitter.
their own educational
goals, managing their
own learning, and
assessing their own
progress.
assignment or if xp
points will be
awarded only via
side quests.
(Given time frame
xp points tied to
assignments is
recommended)


Assignments and Experience Points:

Day 1:
Initial blog post 350-500 words, includes reference Maximum xp points...500
to required reading and video; also includes at minimum
2 additional sources

2-3 suggestions for game theme Maximum xp points...50

Day 2:
Read and comment on at least 2 other blogs Maximum xp points...100
Attend twitter session/hangout Maximum xp points...50
Participate in twitter session/hangout Maximum xp points...50

Day 3:
Side quest (optional) Post a minimum of 250 words about section three level 11 from Sheldons
book Maximum xp points...250
Post ideas of platforms for leader board to twitter . Maximum xp points...20
Look through class leader boards and choose best board
provide link on twitter #gamifyedet635 or in your blog post Maximum xp points...20

Day 4:
Complete and post link or image of leader board for
EDET 635 Maximum xp points...250

Day 5:
Create and post a link for at least one badge Maximum xp
points...100

Day 6:
Complete Self Assessment Maximum xp points...100


Total possible points: 1,440 without additional side quest
1,690 with full points on side quest



Level XP Letter Grade
15 1,420 A
14 1,340 A-
13 1,290 B+
12 1,190 B+
11 1,020 B-
10 920 C+
9 870 C+
8 820 C-
7 720 D+
6 620 D
5 520 D-
4 420 F
3 400 F
2 300 F
1 200 F