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TechTeach University of Illinois at Chicago Nov 7, 2015.

Building Student Success: Gameful Thinking to Inspire Learning
The conference showcases the successes of the UIC community, current challenges, and opportunities in technology assisted teaching and learning. It is an opportunity to collaborate, explore, and discuss the most effective use of technology in teaching and learning.

Applying gameful thinking to the design of courses engenders emotion, which has potential to increase attendance, participation, and engagement. Peer instruction, like Polleverywhere.com, is a feature of classroom gamification covered by gamer personalities, like: ‘socializer,’ ‘influencer,’ ‘achiever,’ and ‘explorer.’ Participants of this workshop will review scientific research supporting peer instruction, gamification, and motivation.

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