I'm new to Moodle, but have thoroughly enjoyed everything. This module idea is fantastic! As an elem/middle tchr, this would be an awesome external motivator.
Currently in my classes, students earn points or 'bucks' when they do certain activities. They can then 'cash in' their points (or buy the privilege) for fun things or prizes. Each activity has a set number of points they can earn. The activities vary depending upon the needs of the class/students. For some, just getting reading the lesson is a challenge. So, they earn points for it. Others earn points for extra work/projects. (I figure it so that all students have a chance to earn the same amount of 'bucks' each week/topic. So no one is slighted.)
I can see how this module can really maximize my external motivation system! WOW!
I haven't downloaded this module yet (being new I haven't learned how yet) but is it stable for 1.8 yet?
Also, is there like a "bank acct" view for the students (so they can keep track of how many they get?)
Obviously the teacher gives them, but can the teacher take them away (like 'cashing them in'?)