In this episode we chat with Ken Dirkin, MSU staff and Head of Operations for the Confucius Institute. We discuss the Chinese language learning game Zon, what makes an educational game successful, and the future of online learning and badges as sources of motivation. We specifically discuss the MITx initiative (for more on the topics you can read the NY times article, or the Inside HigherEd piece) and the massive online classes. We also talk about some recent research on the correlation between college football teams and falling grades.
Brought to you by Mete Akcaoglu, Tyler DeBruler, and Ramazan Gungor.