‘Motrain’, Virtual Coin-Based Corporate Learning Motivation App For Moodle

Moodle News, Aug 01, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Is a virtual currency the one thing you thought the learning management system was lacking? Me neither. But here it is, nonetheless. "Motrain rewards students who interact with Moodle content with virtual coins." These coins can be exchanged for prizes at the LMS manager's discretion. Suggestions in the post include "A day or week of parking in the Director’s parking spot, a week of telecommuting, take-out or a night out for the office." The likely result is to introduce LMS managers to the downside of gamificaton, where people are working to earn points, rather than to learn the material.

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