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CLeaR Fellows 2019 – Megan Clune

Exploring the use of ‘badging’ and an ‘Escape Room’ environment as a motivator for student learning

Megan CluneMegan Clune is a Professional Teaching Fellow at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, working in the area of primary science and mathematics. As a primary school teacher for 10 years and an Assistant Principal, Megan has always had a passion for digital technologies and the learning of mathematics. Her other areas of interest include: mathematics curriculum change, student engagement in mathematics and science, and the affordances of digital technologies.

For her fellowship year Megan is exploring two innovative uses where she thinks the CANVAS LMS could be an ideal host. The first involves exploring ways of incorporating an existing ‘badging’ platform, such as Badgr, into tasks delivered through CANVAS in the context of teaching and learning. The second area is the possibility of creating a platform that sits within CANVAS and mimics an ‘Escape Room’ environment as a motivator for student learning and also functions as an assessment tool.