Online, gamified learning is where it’s at in education


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Source : www.cio.com.au
Auteur : Rebecca Merrett
Date de l'info : 20 octobre 2014

Being a leader in the education technology space is more than just hooking up students with Internet access and publishing content online. For the founder of MCI Institute, Denise Meyerson, it’s about using technology to shake up conventional teaching methods and improve student outcomes.

Meyerson’s unique approach to teaching is what made her a finalist for the Telstra Business Women’s Award and number 23 on BRW’s innovation list this year.

MCI Institute’s eCampus offers accredited Diploma and Advanced Diploma education programs that run fully online. Having launched only a year ago, it has more than 3000 students, with a high completion rate of over 70 per cent.

What has made eCampus work so well, says Meyerson, is that she manages to give each student a personalised learning experience through her mentoring initiative. A staff of 12, who are dedicated to only mentoring, schedule in regular meet-ups with students individually through eCampus’s Moodle learning management system.

“That’s where it’s different to massive open online courses [MOOCs], for example, which is why I think the MOOC completion rate is so much lower because there isn’t that additional element of mentoring and assistance,” she says.

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