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Introducing change, like a new idea, routine, or workflow, to anyone can be difficult. Introducing gamification to students is no different.
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“Introducing change, like a new idea, routine, or workflow, to anyone can be difficult. Introducing gamification to students is no different.”
Chris Aviles

“You may have heard that all people under the age of 30 are digital natives: they can use any technology you put in front of them, more or less as soon as they’re born. It’s nonsense.”
Terry Freedman

“My job used to be to give you the information, now my job is to teach you how to find the information.”
Alan November

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