Do Badges Work Better Than Grades?

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“Badges ruin intrinsic motivation!”

How many times have we heard this? But what about Grades? Grades can also do much to damage the intrinsic motivation of a student and is often very limiting in helping students understand where they failed an assignment or subject. This is where badges could help. Read More

Blowing Up the Gradebook with Gamification

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Chris Haskell, professor of EdTech at Boise State University, has a unique idea: let’s do away with grades in school altogether and replace them with achievements, points and badges. His idea is to swap out our traditional method of grading and replace it with something closer to leveling up in the game world, which he says is driven by intrinsic motivation and far more representative of the true quality of our work. Read More