As I watched Tom Chatfield’s TED Talk titled 7 ways to reward the brain, I kept imagining possible implications gaming could have in an educational environment. It’s exciting to think about designing a class to be taught in such a manner and have kids self motivated enough to succeed and of course learn.
The more I listened, the more I became aware of the importance design has in this field. Nothing appears to be done by chance. Every decision is calculated in a manner that will encourage participation and engagement. The initial stages of game design must be incredibly important.
Above all, listening to this TED talk was exciting. I am excited about the possibilities that will become available to me in this course. I am already starting to think about how I can apply what I am learning into my teaching practice.