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๐ŸŽฒ Course Creators Weekly #55 ๐Ÿ—“ July 12th, 2021 - True gamification in learning

Ana Lorena Fabrega explains true gamification in learning, Marie Poulin writes about the biggest mistakes new course creators make, and I write about the ugly side of CBCs!

Gamification vs. Pointsification Gamification vs. Pointsification
โœ๏ธ Article ๐Ÿ‘พ Gamification

Gamification vs. Pointsification

Ana Lorena Fabrega is a former school teacher and Chief Evangelist at Synthesis, a revolutionary and immersive educational experience for children aged 8โ€“14. In this article, Ana writes about true gamification in learning design, and the lessons she shares apply equally as well to adult education.

Here are 3 actionable takeaways:

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    Understand your audience's intrinsic motivation for learning
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    Design a learning experience that challenges them to learn by doing
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    Create a feedback loop, allowing them to track progress and learn from their mistakes
๐Ÿ”— Ana Lorena Fabrega via analorenafabrega.substack.com
The biggest mistakes brand new course creators make, and what to do instead The biggest mistakes brand new course creators make, and what to do instead
โš›๏ธ Atomic Essay ๐Ÿฅ— Mixed Salad

The biggest mistakes brand new course creators make, and what to do instead

Marie Poulin points out the 3 biggest mistakes new course creators make. Here are 3 actionable takeaways:

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    Market your course while you're creating itโ€”show up generously and teach
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    Create your course together with your customersโ€”let go of your assumptions
  • ๐ŸŒช
    Solve a specific problem firstโ€”iterate your way to a comprehensive, bigger course
๐Ÿ”— Marie Poulin via twitter.com
Cohort-Based Courses Are Too Much Cohort-Based Courses Are Too Much
โš›๏ธ Atomic Essay โœŠ Cohort-Based Courses

Cohort-Based Courses Are Too Much

CBCs are taking the online education space by storm, but I don't believe in the hype. Not entirely, at least. My Atomic Essay last week seems to have resonated with a lot of people.

Here are my key points:

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    CBCs expect people to start at the same place and make progress at the same pace
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    Live sessions, group calls, workshops, projectsโ€”a CBC is almost like a full-time job
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    People's schedules are different, and not everyone lives in the same time zone
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    Expensive and time-consuming, they're inaccessible to the average person
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    What's a better alternative? Evergreen Cohorts? Something else?
๐Ÿ”— Merott via twitter.com

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