Last year, Kevin Werbach organized Mack Center conferences on hyperconnectivity and IP-led communications. At the same time, the Wharton professor translated theory into practice, utilizing the internet’s rich potential and wide reach to teach an open, online course on gamification via Coursera.org.
Over 8000 students completed the 6-week massive online open course (MOOCs). “They are an extraordinary opportunity for us,” Professor Werbach told the Financial Times’s Della Bradshaw. “For me it’s a platform to experiment on … I think these online resources free us up to do in the classroom the things that can only be done in the classroom.”
Werbach’s next gamification course begins April 1, 2013.