WACCy Wednesday Webinar – Game Over: Why your attempts to gamify your course don’t work (and how to fix it)

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WACCy Wednesdays continue!  In lieu of the annual in-person Washington Canvas Conference (WACC), the eLearning Council (ELC) is pleased to offer a second season of free WACCy Wednesday Webinars. Please join us for the second webinar in this series.

  • Wednesday, February 23rd
  • Noon – 1:00 PM

Game Over: Why your attempts to gamify your course don’t work (and how to fix it)

How can you, as an educator, consistently balance an intellectually rigorous course that produces exceptional learning, promotes equity in your classroom, and engages students? Gamification could be the answer, but attempts to gamify learning frequently end in poor, inequitable returns, or even outright failure. Why? Game designer Jeremy Winn breaks down the reasons why an incomplete understanding of the principles of gamification results in hours of wasted effort and why successful gamification is simpler than you think.  Jeremy will walk you through the creation of your very own gamified assessment. Bring a learning goal to work with!

Headshot of Jeremy Winn. Jeremy has dark hair and a beard with a mustache.  He is wearing glasses and a shirt and tie.
Jeremy Winn
eLearning Coordinator, Grays Harbor College

The webinars are FREE and no registration is required!  Simply click the “Join Us in Zoom” link below to join the webinar at the designated time.  Please log in a little bit early to avoid technical issues. Not sure if your computer meets the technical requirements for Zoom or just want to give it a test … try it now!

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To join us in Zoom, click the link above or copy and paste the link below into your browser.


The complete webinar schedule will be posted to the ELC’s WA Professional Development calendar soon.

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😊 Alissa on behalf of the ELC Professional Development Work Group

Alissa Sells (she/her/hers)
Program Administrator, Educational Technology & Open Education
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
asells@sbctc.edu • 425.239.0456 • @WAeLearning
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