Bell Chen, BSc, B.Ed, MSc Astrophysics, Educator at the Vancouver Learning Network
VLN INSTRUCTOR USES GAMEIFICATION TO MAKE LEARNING FUN
Bell Chen has been teaching math eight through 12 and physics 12 at the Vancouver Learning Network for the past eight years. When asked how he engages his students online he explained the concept of Gamification.
He applies game concepts such as rewarding points to students who partake in extra activities so they can enhance their final grade. Another approach is to make the assignments fun and creative so they feel like games. Chen strives to stay connected to his students and be available to answer their questions.
“I think students want feedback and a constant connection to the teacher on the other side of the Internet,” Chen states.
In his free time, Chen enjoys playing the cello, writing computer codes, and playing video games. Physics and math equations turn into original comics on Chen’s Twitter feed @bartenderhorsey.