[Bf-education] Bf-education Digest, Vol 91, Issue 4

Satish Goda satishgoda at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 09:42:28 CEST 2013

Hi Tom.

Great concept. I just registered on that site and started taking tests.

Thank you for sharing.


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> For those interested in gamification (simplest implementations usually
> is Points, Badges, Leaderboards - PBL),
> there is an excellent free course on coursera that explains
> implementing gamification.
> One important concept is that some are very easy to achieve - you want
> to very gradually lead people from 'I know nothing' to learning the
> basic concepts, to doing complicated participation - so yes
> demonstrating basic wiki concepts (sign up for your the wiki, and edit
> your personal wiki page OR take a quick quiz on basic wiki concepts)
> would certainly be something worth doing a badge for.  Along with
> badges having a point system and leaderboard are also valuable.  Then
> you don't have to hand out badges as often (making them a more
> valuable reward), and points can be scaled to difficulty.
> For those with basic python skills - give 'checkio.org' a try, it has
> a good implementation of 'PBL' for learning/improving python skills
> via simple programming puzzles (things life graph searches, string
> manimpulations, etc.)
> Some of the badges are quiet trivial to achieve, and some puzzles are
> only 5 points.  (Ie a rank beginner can do them).  But the more
> challenging badges can require solving a large number of the advanced
> puzzles, and achieving large number of points.  Also there are levels
> and unlocking after achieving certain amounts of points.
> LetterRip
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