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Utilizing Game Mechanics in Hybrid Learning
If the notion of creating a video game is daunting, it probably should be. Making a good game requires not only a great idea, but also a host of planning, graphic design, computer programming, sound engineering, and animation skills, not to mention a fundamental understanding of what makes for good, engaging game play. And no, AI can’t do it all for you in 30 seconds or less…yet. Fortunately, as a 21st century educator and de facto instructional designer, you only need to master one of these areas to create effective instruction which incorporates some of the most powerful elements of game design — game mechanics.
Instructional Design & Delivery practices gamification by playing Dungeons & Dragons in the first EVER “ID&D” series video podcast
Instructional Design & Delivery strives to incorporate gamification into course building practices when collaborating with faculty and academic departments in building all courses, content, and online programs. In order to truly achieve this, we felt that all current and new IDD staff needed to be provided with opportunities for real game-play experience that they may then translate into their course building projects. This idea became the ID&D podcast series! This is a vlog featuring the IDD team, playing Dungeons & Dragons as a group (as characters that they created themselves!), and then translating their experience during each session into real-life course building ideas and pedagogical practice for the online classroom. Enjoy!
Meet IDD's Dungeons & Dragons Characters in Episode 2 of “ID&D" Series Video Podcast
Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here To the castle beyond the Goblin City To take back the child that you have stolen, For my will is as strong as yours, And my kingdom is as great. You have no power over me. – Sarah Labyrinth (1986)
Ai in Higher Education
As we continue to explore and harness the power of technology in the realm of higher education, it becomes increasingly apparent that artificial intelligence (AI) holds immense potential in transforming the way we design and develop our courses. This shift towards AI-driven course design and development has the potential to create a more personalized and effective learning experience for students.