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Please Help…With my PhD Research

Hi.  My name is Scott and I am a PhD student at Oklahoma State University.  One of my big interests is *gamification in the classroom AND gamifying professional development.  I am really leaning towards this topic (gamification) for my dissertation…Just not sure what aspect.  Please take a few minutes and respond with your thoughts.

*Gamification – using gaming mechanics in the classroom.  Making learning a game.

The live response sheet can be seen right here!

I am thinking about developing a website for teachers to help with professional development.  Get PD when you want and get what you want.  Even in your jammies….

Share this with your friends and colleagues – I would love to have your help!  Thank you for responding 🙂


About Scott

My name is Scott. After 18.5 years as a high school math teacher in public education I have made the move to become a full time PhD student. This decisions was difficult, but has been one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done. Teaching in high school was an incredible experience for me, so leaving an environment that I loved for the unknown was a challenge. As I high school teacher, I taught almost every math course that could be offered. I was able to earn National Board Certification in Young Adult Math. I was honored as my building Teacher of the Year, no mean feat at Edmond Memorial High School!! My career changed as I became fascinated with educational technology and all of the things that it can do for teachers. I flipped my class. I used iPads and blogging (in high school math!!). I started using gamification and mastery learning. I changed my practice. I chose to go back to school to learn as much as I could. To bring that knowledge from academia and research to the teacher on the front line. I have had the opportunity to present at several conferences and share what I have learned with others. Its through these connections that we can be the best teachers we can for our students. They deserve it and we sell ourselves short when we don't give it. I love talking with teachers about change. About incorporating educational technology. About the power that they have to change lives. My blog space is me, it shares my passions and frustrations, my joys and my learnings. If you are interested in what I am studying, please visit my graduate school pages. If you are interested in the flipped classroom, I have some links to get your started. I would love to meet you! Do not hesitate to reach out! I would enjoy the opportunity to work with your staff or trade ideas with your teachers - let me know! Have a great day! #BeBrilliant


4 thoughts on “Please Help…With my PhD Research

  1. Well, you’ve added yet another topic to the list of ones I know little about – hence the inability to respond to the survey. I will share this: Let’s arbitrarily divide people into three age categories – 21 and younger, 22 upward to age “X”, and Over “X”. I think the first group would take to gamification easiest for obvious reasons. I’m not sure what “X” is but this group would most likely to react worst to gamification – but who cares; your research is not aimed at us who are older than dirt!!! Which leads to the two obvious questions: What is “X” and what do the responders in the middle group think?? Duhhhh… Probably not part of your research but I wonder how the first group react to the “ruining” of gamification by involving learning???

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    Posted by jcbjr9455 | August 17, 2015, 1:40 pm

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