Life Field: Education

Welcome to the Education Life Field in Octlaysis Prime!

Here we will learn about the latest theories in education and how to promote better learning among students and adults. We will also explore learning games and more through these platforms.

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  1. In the field of language the programs I have learned from Pimsleur, Duolingo, Rosetta Stone and others. Mostly, rely on intrinsic motivation. CD 1 Higher purpose, I want to learn another language. and CD 7 curiosity, I want to learn something new. In many cases CD 8 I am going to another country to live and need to survive, I need to get a promotion/job and I need the language or my boss will fire me/give my job to someone else. Duolingo added CD 2 Leaderboards except out of 20 some odd people I am usually the only person playing. Duolingo also now has CD 5 clubs, but I have no idea on how to get people to join, especially since I am usually the only person playing. Duolingo has CD 4 you can earn Lingots, in game currency, but there is nothing to buy, at least for me (My CD 4 of being/owning Duo and having different clothing to wear is not that interesting.) Duolingo also has CD 2 accomplishment, I know 4% Spanish or something like that. (needs a health bar or something to visualize where you are, on the other hand most people may get discouraged after 2 months being only at 4%. I see the glass 4% full not 96% empty.) So, language programs needs a lot of work to get a good system going. I am going to stew on this for a while and white board my ideas. More to come.

    1. Didn’t Duolingo have a map of the different levels you should complete?
      That is CD2, you get the experience of completing a level, and also watch as you expand towards other levels with new challenges (new words and phrases to learn).

      In my opinion, Duolingo’s most powerful core drive is CD2.
      The student might bring reasons he wants to learn a language (CD1, 7, 8) but the app does nothing to amplify those core drives. At least not in the version I used a few years ago.

      1. When I wrote the last post was months ago and I have learned more on Octalysis. Yes, they do have the progress tree CD 2 to follow and you need to unlock the lower levels to get to the higher levels. Also a bit of CD 7 curiosity of what new words are there to learn on the new section. Thus CD 2 and CD 7 are or were the highest motivators of it all.
        Therefore in the previous versions of Duolingo needed the user to bring in their own core drives such as CD 1 or CD 7 to keep one motivated. At least for me.
        Which brings back the point how to engage the users in the long run?
        The most recent addition of open public clubs where people can jump in and play with others without an invite is promising. From my observations user activity has jumped up several folds and it is fun to play with someone even if the someone is a stranger. This will be very interesting to watch what happens.

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