The Power of Quest-Based Learning

This last week has been an interesting ride as we began working with director Brett Smith to create a series of videos that help define the features of 3D GameLab.  We had a lot of fun on the set where I learned Chris is not only an excellent teacher, speaker, and researcher, but he’s also a great actor!

Brett has worked with us in the past, and we are extremely thankful to have his talents as a Hollywood movie and game trailer producer.  Check out his show reel, and you’ll see why Brett is perfect for helping us translate a cool educational experience into a videos that work for today’s educators.



4 thoughts on “The Power of Quest-Based Learning

  1. Kevin Learned April 6, 2013 / 12:21 PM

    Chris and Lisa, very cool. You guys are an inspiration. Kevin

  2. Mary Andrews April 8, 2013 / 7:43 AM

    Lisa and Chris, Nice work! Mary

  3. bgibson135 April 11, 2013 / 7:05 AM

    “Badges, badges,… we don’t need no stinkin’ badges”

    Are the badges just for internal display between the student & instructor, or are they displayed for the guild (like a merit badge sash) to view? It was a motivator to know that I had sold 100 boxes of cookies, until I found out that someone else was working on their second thousand.

    • lisadawley April 11, 2013 / 7:17 AM

      Both. Each learner has a “player card” for collecting and showcasing their own achievements. Those player cards can be viewed by anyone in the course unless the student turns off their card for public viewing. In life, there are always going to be people who make more money than me, have more education than me, or earned more rewards than me. Personally, I’m still motivated when I can see I’m making progress along a pathway, and I’m able to showcase what makes me unique at any given point in time. Think LinkedIn profile, for example.

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