Entries in learning (2)


Finding a Place for Gamification - DT&L 2015 

In early August 2015 I gave a speed talk at the UW Distance Teaching & Learning conference on gamification and learning. The speed talk format is a bit different from the pecha kucha and other related formats in that there is no slide limit, and and time limit is ten minutes. That's just enough time to get yourself in trouble! Link for the slides after the jump.

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Codecademy: A review

I first tried Codecademy shortly after they debuted in January 2012. I had recently finished acquainting myself with the basics of markup via a combination of W3 schools and some help from a couple of web developer friends. I felt pretty good about my growing grasp of HTML and CSS, so I figured maybe it was time to jump into an actual programming language. Codecademy aimed to help me do exactly that in their Code Year program starting with JavaScript, and then eventually progressing into Python.

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