Course Hero’s Knowledge Marketplaces and the Gamification of Education

Course Hero’s Knowledge Marketplaces and the Gamification of Education

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Andrew Grauer Shares Course Hero’s Gamified Learning Successes at GSummit SF 2013

We’re reading more and more about online education portals incorporating sophisticated game mechanics into its applications. There’s no doubt that education is a space ripe for gamification and in classrooms—both virtual and walled—educators are shifting their approach to offer a more personalized, yet interactive and adaptive curriculum. Course Hero, an online education start-up, has been engaging college students in its online learning community by using game mechanics from Bunchball for more than a year to great success. Harnessing the motivational power of games and applying it to real-world problems, Course Hero’s gamification elements motivate students to learn in a more interactive manner and urge them to care more about what they’re learning.

In this GSummit SF 2013 talk, Course Hero CEO Andrew Grauer will share details on how participation on the site has increased by 25% since implementing gamified elements, as well as how the site has seen a 51% growth in badges awarded since February 2012. Watch the full video below.

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  1. Nice work when the “gamification elements motivate students to learn in a more interactive manner and urge them to care more about what they’re learning.”

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