Tag: Coursera

  • Free Gamification Course by Kevin Werbach Returns to Coursera!

    Learning folks! If you are serious about understanding and using principles of Gamification in your learning projects, Prof. Kevin Werbach is offering his superb and FREE online course on Gamification at Coursera starting this month (November)! Yes, this does require a few hours of work each week for the six week duration–but the assignments are […]

  • Free Gamification Course on Coursera.com Starts January 26th!

    Folks: If you’ve been wondering about the principles of Gamification and how to apply them to your eLearning and other projects, you really owe it to yourself to take this free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) by Professor Kevin Werbach on Coursera. It is fun, challenging, and will give you lots of understanding and ideas. It is […]

  • A Leading MOOC Advocate Reconsiders His Position

    If you’re following the discussion around Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) and how they fit (or don’t fit) into higher education, you might find a September 3rd article from the Chronicle of Higher Education interesting.  It concerns a leading MOOC professor, sociologist Mitchell Duneier of Princeton, who decided to step away from the current MOOC environment […]

  • What MOOCs Should Mean To You

    IF YOU’D LIKE TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST VERSION OF THIS POST, PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM. ENJOY! I disagree strongly with a recent article about the purported “dangers” of Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, on slate.com. The author’s generalizations about MOOCs, and the overall tone of the piece, are especially disappointing coming […]

  • Coursera Gamification Course: My Third and Final Assignment

    Here is my submission for the third and final assignment in Professor Kevin Werbach’s excellent (and, I will mention yet again, free!) Gamification course on Coursera.  To have the best sense of the progression of the course, I would suggest that you start by reading my first assignment, and my second assignment before exploring this one. Both […]

  • Coursera Gamification Course: My Second Assignment

    Here’s my homework from the second assignment in Professor Kevin Werbach’s thought-provoking (and free!) Gamification course on the Coursera MOOC.  To have the best sense of the progression of thought in the course, you might want to check out my first assignment here before reading this second assignment.  All of my assignment responses are copyright […]

  • Coursera Gamification Course: My First Assignment

    I’ve done a number of posts already about my experiences with Professor Kevin Werbach’s excellent (and free!) Gamification course on the Coursera MOOC system.  Professor Werbach has given me permission to share my work on the course assignments, so here is the first of three.  I will post the other two in subsequent weeks.  If […]

  • I Received My Verified Certificate in Gamification

    Professor Kevin Werbach’s excellent Coursera offering on Gamification concluded last week, and I have just received my Verified Certificate of completion.  I wrote a blog post about my experience with the course, and since that post, I participated in the final Video Office Hours with Professor Werbach, which was both fun and interesting.  I also […]

  • MOOCs and Coursera and Games–Oh, My!

    If you’re visiting this site, chances are you’ve already heard something about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), and in fact you may be way ahead of me in taking advantage of them.  My undergrad alma mater, Harvard, has partnered with MIT, Berkely, and other notable institutions to offer free courses on their MOOC site, EdX.  And […]