Learning Activities: Blogging & Gamification

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Student Engagement through Blogging

Student Engagement through Blogging

February 28, 2019
As an educator, I am always looking for new ways to engage students in learning. I have to admit that blogging as an assignment isn't a new concept and that I didn't think of it on my own.

Listen (podcasts)

Teaching PLUS


December 10, 2019
Curious about gamifying your classroom? In this podcast, Jessica Ley, Instructional Designer with the Faculty of Nursing, joins Educational Developer Ellen Watson to talk about ways that instructors can bring game elements into their classroom.

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Gamification - CTL Lunch & Learn

October 9, 2019
Presented by Jessica Ley, Instructional Designer, Faculty of Nursing

If you're looking to create a meaningful experience using gamification, it is useful to think about how you can not only inspire extrinsic motivation but also deepen intrinsic motivation. We do this in our course designs by building in choice, multiple attempts, providing meaningful feedback, connecting learners with each other, and clearly indicating progress.


Weimer, M. (2019). Helping Students Learn: Resources, Tools, and Activities for College Educators. Magna Publications.


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eClass gamification features

If you have questions about how to use any of the eClass features below, contact the central eClass team at eClass@ualberta.ca for support.