Free Gamification Course

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Post » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:31 am

There is a free six week long (started on August 27, 2012) Gamification course being offered from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania through Coursera.

From their course policies "Students who successfully complete the course assignments above a threshold score of 70% will receive a certificate signed by the instructor."

Although I have just started the course today, I have found it quite helpful and hope you will too.
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Post » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:48 am

Thanks jwjb! I signed up just now. Let me know how you get on!
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Post » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:50 pm

[QUOTE=jwjb] There is a free six week long (started on August 27, 2012) Gamification course being offered from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania through Coursera.

From their course policies "Students who successfully complete the course assignments above a threshold score of 70% will receive a certificate signed by the instructor."

Although I have just started the course today, I have found it quite helpful and hope you will too.[/QUOTE]

Great information, i will attend this. :)
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Post » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:23 am

I'll try it out just for fun!
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Post » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:18 am

Thanks, I signed up! I see I have two homework assignments due tonight already =)
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Post » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:31 am

Watched the first unit of videos. Pretty interesting, I think I'll stick with it.

Brilliant site overall. I've also signed up for some programming courses. Anyone know of any similar sites?
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Post » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:43 am

@BlueSkies, you could try Udacity and edX too.

I have taken courses from Udacity and the "forerunner" to edX, MITx and they are all great.

All in all though, I would rank Udacity above them all in terms of imparting real-world, real-life, nails and tacks knowledge that you can quickly apply in your everyday working and business and development life, whereas the other classes are more traditional and theoretical plus the lectures are really short and sweet and to the point.

Let us know how you make out with the classes and what your impressions were too.
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Post » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:18 pm

Guess I'm three weeks late, but I'm jump on the bandwagon.
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Post » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:09 pm

What do you guys think of the course so far?
I'm absolutely loving it - Prof Weirbach is actually a really, really good presenter which is half of what makes the course great. In addition the course material is really interesting.
The second part of the course focusing on behavioural psych is ok, not finding it as cool as the first batch of lectures though...

Hey if anyone's keen we can make a new thread discussing some of the upcoming essays :)
(btw Quiz 3 is due tomorrow - I still haven't done it!)
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Post » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:10 am

@EyeHawk, glad you are enjoying the course. I am finding it just fine so far and am looking forward to the application part of the course coming up in the second half or last three weeks. So what I have been doing is playing the videos at 2.00X speed and following the captions to make it pass more quickly.

Oh by the way, as I mentioned in a previous post above, edX is offering a free course, among others, CS50x: Introduction to Computer Science - HarvardX which looks like a really interesting course from viewing the embedded video and reading about it online with Classes starting October 15, 2012 and ending on April 15, 2013.
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