Xebel Logo

👾 Course Creators Weekly #59 🗓 August 9th, 2021 - Gamified Learning w/ Ana Lorena Fabrega

Ana Lorena Fabrega talks with Ish Baid about gamified learning, Nicolas Cole encourages you to give generously, and Julia Saxena writes about recap emails.

Gamified Learning w/ Ana Lorena Fabrega Gamified Learning w/ Ana Lorena Fabrega
📹 Video 👾 Gamification

Gamified Learning w/ Ana Lorena Fabrega

Ana Lorena Fabrega talks with Ish Baid about gamified learning and how to implement gamification as an educator. Here are a few actionable takeaways for you if you're thinking about implementing gamification in your own courses:

  • 🥊
    Forget leaderboards and badges—gamers love the challenge, not the rewards
  • 🎮
    Let people choose their challenge (idea from me: offer an 'easy' and a 'brutal' path)
  • 🧪
    Encourage experimentation and learning through trial and error—normalise failure
  • 🕵🏾
    Apply the Socratic method—design prompts to help people find answers on their own
  • 💡
    Introduce concepts just in time—let students explore and struggle with a problem first
🔗 Ana Lorena Fabrega + Ish Baid via youtube.com

☝️ Speaking of gamified learning…

I've recently become super interested in the potential parallels between games and online learning, especially after sharing my idea of Open World Courses (OWCs), so I plan to spend more time immersing myself in the subject of gamification! 🤓

But, this time, unlike what I've been doing with CCW, I plan to apply what I learn by building my own course. Here's my 5-step "Master Plan"… 😎

  • 1️⃣
    Learn to build products with Bubble, by actually building stuff
  • 2️⃣
    Create a course about building products with Bubble, on Bubble
  • 3️⃣
    Learn about and implement gamification in my own course, using Bubble
  • 4️⃣
    Offer consulting to course creators, helping you create your own gamified courses
  • 5️⃣
    Build a course on designing gamified courses, drawing from my earlier experience

By sharing that with you—and the 565 people on my email list at the time of this writing—I'm hoping to keep myself accountable! 😅

Give Away 99% For Free. Monetize The Last 1% Give Away 99% For Free. Monetize The Last 1%
✏️ Article 🙌 Building an Audience

Give Away 99% For Free. Monetize The Last 1%

Nicolas Cole makes a case for giving away 99% of what you know for free!

  • 🏅
    Give, give, and give without expectations—the more you give, the more trust you build
  • 😍
    Don't withhold information—if people love your stuff, they'll want more, with structure
  • 🎁
    Sell the last 1%—not information, but organisation, implementation, and community
  • 🆓
    Get people to pay attention to your free work first (not easy), then your paid work
🔗 Nicolas Cole via dailywritinghabits.substack.com
The recap email: keeping students on track in your CBC The recap email: keeping students on track in your CBC
⚛️ Atomic Essay ✊ Cohort-Based Courses

The recap email: keeping students on track in your CBC

Julia Saxena writes about recap emails after live sessions, and what to include:

  • 📋
    Give a brief summary of the main points covered in the live sessions—make them stick
  • 🔗
    Share links to the recording and other material from the session
  • 📣
    Give shoutouts to students + highlight the best contributions in the chat
  • 📝
    Remind students about assignments, any due dates and how to get feedback
  • 🗓️
    Share what's next on the agenda—sell them on attending it
  • 🚨
    Remind students where they can find help if they need it
  • 🕛
    Try to send the recap email within 24 hours
🔗 Julia Saxena via twitter.com

Get this stuff weekly 💌

3 articles, videos or podcasts with hours of insights from top creators, packed into a concise, digestible format, to help you build transformational courses! 🚀

Read 'em first

Hey, I'm Merott 👋🏻

I'm an indie maker and freelance web developer from London.

I'm building my own business, because I'm terrible at following other people, and because I want my work to matter. I hope it will, to you and to your students.

Making progress, slowly and steadily, I'm also documenting and tweeting my journey every Monday @merott .

Thanks for visiting!

Merott