Track 2 - education Seminars

Gamification in education

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Zero-cost gamification – how can we do that?

Fortunately there are a growing number of gamification consultants and agencies all around the world. Big companies with very complex systems truly need these consultants' deepest knowledge when they seek advice and they can afford it as well. But what about small companies, freelancers or teachers with limited options?

Without sufficient resources and wide knowledge about gamification, how can individuals or startups gamify their systems or processes? In Hungary the topic of gamification has walked just a few baby steps, but people are craving for new ways to get and sustain attention, especially in education. Adam will bring some truly interesting cases and ideas about how he gamified a university class with zero cost - and how you can do it on your own.

4:20 pm - 4:40 pm

How NOT to run a gamified classroom

Using gamification in the classroom is the best thing that can happen to teachers and players. Except in my case for the first 5 semesters where I had to go through trial and error on how to do it. After reading every book in the subject and trying every technique from other teachers around the world, this talk will uncover my findings and how I ended up developing a system for such a task.

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

The power of play in Higher Education

Our current educational system is old, outdated and doesn’t reflect reality. It’s plain boring and most students are satisfied with a low (but sufficient) grade. The system doesn’t inspire, doesn’t build grit (in recent research grit seems to be the most important factor to be successful) and students all learn the same thing in large groups.

Most young people play games in a virtual world. Within that world they just want to be the best and they learn at high speed. Shouldn’t it be obvious to see if it’s possible to teach those kids by letting them play a serious game? ProtoPlay does just that, we transformed a complete minor into a real life game called ‘ProtoPlay Tycoon’ and the first results are mind blowing. Horst Streck will tell you all about it.