Free Gamification Course

  • 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.

  • Try Construct 3

    Develop games in your browser. Powerful, performant & highly capable.

    Try Now Construct 3 users don't see these ads
  • Thanks jwjb! I signed up just now. Let me know how you get on!

  • 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.

    Great information, i will attend this. :)

  • I'll try it out just for fun!

  • Thanks, I signed up! I see I have two homework assignments due tonight already =)

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Guess I'm three weeks late, but I'm jump on the bandwagon.

  • 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!)

  • 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.

  • jwjb, thanks for the link, I've bookmarked for further viewing. There's one on AI which I would be interested in picking up. The only problem so far is finding the time to do all of these cool things! :)

    Hey have you seen anything similar that covers 2D Game Art? I'd love to find something like that (which is also free).

  • jwjb, just also took a look at your Udacity links above. Wow! I'm blown away by the sheer volume of rich information available to us! I'm enrolling in the "How to Build a Startup" one right away:

    udacity.com/overview/Course/ep245/CourseRev/1

    Thanks for the tips! :)

  • EyeHawk, well I have not seen specifically a course on 2D Game Art, but I have many Evernote links to blog posts and such.

    I do like deviantArt to look around and get some ideas.

    Another great series of articles are the tuts+ tutorials and series with so much great insight with some listed below for your reference.

    Digital Art for Beginners | Psdtuts+

    Adobe Photoshop Tutorials from Beginner to Advanced | Psdtuts+

    Game Development Tutorials from Beginner to Advanced | Gamedevtuts+

    Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners | Psdtuts+

    A great thing about the above links is that they refer you to many more links that can help you out.

    Like you the only problem is finding time to go through it all and still have time to develop your apps and do all the other things that need to get done everyday.

    I hope the above helps and let us know of anything you find especially pertinent, beneficial, and helpful.

  • EyeHawk, like you I just enrolled in How to Build a Startup (EP245) The Lean LaunchPad which looks like a great course.

  • jwjb - nice one thanks for the links!

    Yeah the Lean Launch Pad course is looking really interesting! I like the emphasis on practical application of the knowledge. Bummer I still have to go through lecture 6 for gamification to be able to do the quiz tomorrow :)

Jump to:
Active Users
There are 1 visitors browsing this topic (0 users and 1 guests)