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Khan Academy - Gamification in education - Manu Melwin Joy

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Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan with a goal of creating an accessible place for people to be educated.

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Khan Academy - Gamification in education - Manu Melwin Joy

  1. 1. KHAN ACADEMY Gamification in Education
  2. 2. Prepared By Manu Melwin Joy Assistant Professor SCMS School of Technology and Management Kerala, India. Phone – 9744551114 Mail – manu_melwinjoy@yahoo.com Kindly restrict the use of slides for personal purpose. Please seek permission to reproduce the same in public forms and presentations.
  3. 3. KHAN ACADEMY • Khan Academy is a non- profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan with a goal of creating an accessible place for people to be educated. T
  4. 4. KHAN ACADEMY • Basically, Khan Academy’s math program is a video game, where the content happens to be solutions to equations. Instead of blowing up aliens or driving cars through urban war zones, players race against time to solve problems correctly.
  5. 5. KHAN ACADEMY • Each answer is immediately scored right or wrong. Correct answers get happy faces and accumulate points.
  6. 6. KHAN ACADEMY • Mistakes get round yellow sad faces, but you still have to get the answer right before progressing to the next problem. You can ask for a hint (that resets your streak) or watch the video that covers the topic you’re practicing (no penalty for that).
  7. 7. KHAN ACADEMY • Users immediately know what they did well and where they messed up. Compare that to your typical math test in high school; by the time you got the corrected test back, you couldn’t remember, much less care about, the questions and answers.
  8. 8. KHAN ACADEMY • The positive feedback builds on itself cumulatively, so the stakes increase with each correct answer. Instead of fading or zoning out, as I did so many times in long math classes, my kids get more engaged and determined as their streak increases and they have more to lose.
  9. 9. KHAN ACADEMY • When they achieve milestones, they are invited and encouraged to share their success with their Facebook community.
  10. 10. KHAN ACADEMY • Most of these milestones are predictable: you need so many energy points to win each level of badge, beginning with the meteorite badge. That’s in keeping with motivation theory: give people a clear path to success.
  11. 11. KHAN ACADEMY • But Khan Academy also offers Black Hole badges (legendary and unknown, they are the most unique Khan Academy awards).
  12. 12. KHAN ACADEMY • Just as animal trainers discovered that unpredictable rewards sprinkled in with predictable ones increased dedication and speed of learning, Khan Academy tantalizes students with the promise of a “legendary and unknown” treasure, to generate fanatical devotion and commitment. Students aren’t just doing math; they’re engaged in an epic quest.

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