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JSU Gamification Software Goes International


The use of digital games and game mechanics to further education has received growing attention and respect in the last several years.  In order to facilitate this approach, David Thornton of the MCIS Department has developed multiple “gamification” blocks (web applications) for use in Blackboard Learn.  These blocks, including a leaderboard and a “learning map," are being used here at JSU and at the following schools:

  • Ohio University College of Business, Athens, OH
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Iowa State University
  • Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, FL
  • Luton Sixth Form College in Bedfordshire, UK
  • City College Norwich in Norfolk, UK
  • Bond University in Queensland, Australia

If you’re an educator interested in trying out gamification in your curriculum, please email Dr. Thornton.

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