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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Road to Xavier Gamification for Student Engagement

Gamifying student experience.  Local Xavier University is using gaming dynamics to engage both Candidate students and Freshmen to the experience of the University.  Nice example of dynamic gamification using badges.

In Cinci.com: " ... Last year, it added a game, spiking interest in the site by allowing future Musketeers to earn points for creating a profile, checking out their classmates’ profiles or reviewing their financial aid package.  The game is an example of how colleges are looking for any way possible to engage students so they will stay on campus.

For this year’s freshman class of more than 1,200 members, activity on the website more than doubled compared with last year, with March and April the busiest months as students neared their final college decisions. ... "  

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