About Lizzie Merritt

Lizzie is a Student Coach for Mirasee, as well as a blogger, teacher and fitness expert. She loves learning about a whole range of things, but especially behavioral psychology and weight loss.

gamification in education

3 Features of Video Games that Make Your Online Course More Engaging and Effective

“Either I’m going to kill myself, or I’m going to make this into a game.” That’s what professional game designer, speaker, and author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World, Jane McGonigal, thought about her slow and painful recovery from concussion. She found a way to make even that dreary process more engaging and motivating by applying the gamification principles she uses at work. If games …

9 Lessons From an Accidental Course Launch

Before I started working at Firepole Marketing, I was an ABM student. And like a good little student, I paid attention to just about everything Danny put out – including Course Builders Laboratory. I was very interested in taking the course, but it just wasn’t in the cards for me at the time. However, Danny gave out some amazing free content within the launch, and I gobbled it up. I was particularly interested in the …