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Join us at GSummit 2013 (SF, 4/16-18) for 3 days of workshops, sessions, panels and networking dedicated to understanding how to drive behavior in consumers, employees and stakeholders. Top experts in the fields of gamification, loyalty, CRM, enterprise, human resources and training converge at this one-of-a-kind event to share best practices, startling insights and the science of behavior in a unique, engaging and jam-packed format.
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Thursday, April 18 • 2:10pm - 2:20pm
Knowledge Marketplaces and Gamification of Education

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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. 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 at 51% grown in bad ges awarded since February 2012.

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Andrew Grauer

CEO, Co-founder, Course Hero
As co-founder and CEO of Course Hero, a top provider of online study resources that supplement college courses and help students learn more effectively, I am passionate about students. Having recently been one myself, I'm a firm believer in the power of technology to transform education... Read More →

Thursday April 18, 2013 2:10pm - 2:20pm PDT
Room C 635 8th St San Francisco, CA 94103

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