Saturday, May 11, 2013

Quest Attractiveness

The concept of quest based learning and earning badges has taken the education world by storm.  Just setting up quests does not guarantee that students will be interested in completing them.  We have to get their attention by offering a variety of quests that appeal to their interests and learning styles while still including the necessary content.  Once we get their attention we need to sustain the interest so they will complete the quests.

One goal we always have for our students is for them to learn about their hearing loss and the accommodations they may need to learn.  They are often not interested in the topic and we are just talking heads.  That is why I chose to use the game format to teach this.  I can offer a variety of quests that provide the information they need to learn but offer it in a different manner that catches their attention and they will want to complete the quests.