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Capella Online Professional Development Course

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.


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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 


14 Student Reviews
by Holly I. on December 22, 2017
Like the idea of gamification, but need more help in changing a lesson into a good gaming lesson
by Stacy F. on September 25, 2017
I really enjoyed this class and feel that I learned a lot. I just wished that the language used in the tutorials was always the same as the questions.
by Janice H. on September 6, 2017
This is a great course for someone looking to capture and hold their students' attention even while holding them accountable for mastery of the required content. I highly recommend this course to others.
by DeShanna K. on July 14, 2017
I am really looking forward to employing Gamification in my classroom this fall!
by Christi C. on June 25, 2017
Very informative and useful course. My only suggestion would be to update the resources containing broken links or that are no longer available.
by kimberly f. on May 28, 2017
Great information and very engaging!
by Jaime F. on April 25, 2017
I liked the content. Did not like the practice milestone questions or the milestone questions. Wording of some things was confusing - Used different vocabulary in the videos then on the milestones.
by Daniel R. on December 12, 2016
This course really opened my eyes to another way of organizing my classroom.