EDU Realms is a system designed to improve student interest and participation in the classroom through gamification. It focuses on skills that are not (or rarely) evaluated such as attendance, teamwork, asking and answering questions and organisation. EDU Realms uses some of the motivational concepts from computer games (from World of Warcraft to Angry Birds) to encourage and reinforce positive classroom behaviours and dynamics. It encourages friendly competition between classmates and helps create a stronger sense of community in the classroom. EDU Realms is also designed to help teachers track and assess Learning Skills based on the Ontario Secondary School Curriculum.
This site allows students, teachers and administrators to log in and access a variety of features including granting XP, viewing achievements, updating profiles and customizing characters. The site was created using C#/.NET, JQuery, MS SQL 2008 and Telerik Reporting Software.
This project was a collaboration with Chris Dickey as the designer, with the software development and database management done by Great Hat Web Design.