Death to Deadlines
Death to Deadlines
Practical Gamification and Other Subversive Thoughts on Formal Education
About the Book
From the randomness of grades to allowing students to re-use work from other courses, this book takes a critical look at our revered traditional practices. I've been teaching for 40 years now. I suppose that many people begin to take a longer view of their work once they've been doing it for as long as I have. Some years back, in parallel with my going all in with my gamified approach, I began to ask some fairly fundamental "What If" questions, Such as, "What would happen if I DIDN'T have deadlines for the work in my classes?
Some of the answers I found surprised even me.
Table of Contents
- And So It Begins
- My Two Favorite Questions
- Death to Deadlines
- On the Randomness of Grades
- New Methods: 5 Ways to Make Marking Easier
- When All You Have is a Hammer: New Tools
- Glass Half Full: It All Adds Up
- Appropriate Practice
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