Moodle Competition ideas
Really wanting to push Moodle from september onwards, got a few departments onboard to use it for their subjects. To try and make Moodle even more student focused I'd like to run some kind of competetion in moodle with a prize every so often, using moodle to record the highest score's automatically.
Any ideas on what kind of competition to run?
Why not talk to the departments you've got on board and see if you can get them each to come up with a competition idea, one to be run each half-term or any other appropriate timescale?
I was thinking more on the technical side in terms of what to use to actually generate the competition in, anything out there that creates games for moodle that people can keep trying at to get the best score?
You mean you want a game that students can play and Moodle will record the scores? You would have to input your own questions though presumably and make them hard? If you make a Moodle quiz then you can use the quiz results block to show the leader board -that is very motivating. You could jazz it up a bit by embedding video or audio in the quiz rather than just questions. - or there are SCORM compliant games children love (depends on the age of your students) on the Content Generator site -advantage being that the individual scores are recorded in the gradebook - though you'd have manually to display the leaders.Then there is the [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kAksDByR20"]YouTube - Moodle game module[/ame] but this depends on questions inputted into eg quiz or glossary which you'd have to have made before. I don;t know of anything that is dead easy for you just to put up however, unless you have a competion where they have to do the work and it is manually judged.We had one for example where they had to design a banner for the courses of a couple of departments. Then you just use an assignment as your competition area.