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Personalized Learning through Gaming
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Personalized Learning through Gaming

Gaming can give you the edge you need to get your students engaged and increase their motivation to learn. Learn to plan personalized instruction using purposeful gaming strategies that leverage technology. Full Description


How Capella PD can work for you.

Your Time

Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

Your Career

Choose to earn professional contact hours or graduate credit and power your career as you see fit from personal growth through to a graduate degree.


Personalized Learning through Gaming

Motivate and engage learners in a personalized environment using gamification strategies. Explore instructional formats that can be used in personalized instruction  and analyze your lessons for their gamification potential.  Then adapt one of your lessons and try it out!  

During this course you will build

  • A vetted list of gamification techniques for one of your lessons.
  • A lesson (new or revised) using gamification techniques
  • A reflection of your gamified lesson post- implementation 


28 Student Reviews
by Ann C. on March 18, 2020
This was a very interesting class. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
by Shannon P. on September 15, 2019
Great class! Clear and concise learning objectives about implementing a gaming strategy into your classroom. I would recommend if you are going to use this type of instruction.
by Charlee C. on August 13, 2019
I found this to be very helpful and will use this in my classroom.
by Briana E. on July 25, 2019
Great info. Learned a lot about how "gamification" doesn't mean "playing games." Very cool ideas and information - i'm excited to try what I learned in my own classroom. Highly recommend! Also, very easy to follow. Only took about 3 hours to complete.
by Michael S. on June 19, 2019
Very interesting and informative
by Susan B. on May 21, 2019
This is a fun & clever course. It's chocked full of creative ways to gamify our classrooms & make things more fun for our students while they are learning. I would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to increase engagement among your students.
by Chuck C. on March 14, 2019
how do I move on
by James H. on January 29, 2019
I feel like several of the milestone questions have multiple reasonable answers.