Capella Online Professional Development Course

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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

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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 


9 Student Reviews
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.
by Mark B. on December 2, 2016
I really enjoyed the theory of gamification. I plan to implement it into my classroom as soon as possible. I am excited about the benefits. I wish the course excluded the information about behaviorism, cognitivism, etc. I think it would be clearer to just focus on gamification.
by Karyn R. on September 13, 2016
This was a very informative educational experience which helped me learn new teaching strategies.
by Alexia M. on July 15, 2016
Very insightful!
by Melissa D. on May 14, 2016
I liked that the course wasn't isn't about how to use my iPad. It is about understanding why and when digital tools can help me to engage and support my students better.
by Beth M. on May 21, 2016
It is directly applicable to me and my classroom. I am building artifacts that I will continue to use with my students well after I finish the course.