When I started the CLAA in 2008, I was eager to create a system that made rigorous learning fun by making a contest out of it. To do that, I created the Stadium on the old site and it was very popular among students.
Unfortunately, I knew that that website would not last very long for us as our work grew more complicated, so I didn't continue the development of the Stadium.
Now, we have created our permanent website and I'm happy to announce that I will be making a contest in each of the courses--and across the entire curriculum.
As a first taste, if you go to the Sacred Scripture course page, you'll see that there is now a list of the Top Students in the course!
Here's how the points work:
1. I will select activities that are required to be completed for the course to be completed. Any activity I choose is automatically worth 1 point when it is completed by a student.
2. On any graded activity, however, in addition to the 1 points, the total score on the assignment is also added to your course points total. So, if an assignment is worth 10 points and you score a perfect 10, your score for that assignment will be 10 + 1 = 11 points. Memory work tasks will be worth double if your parent/teacher submits a Certification form for the lesson.
What if someone cheats? Don't worry...I will explain how cheaters will be caught soon. ;) This is just the beginning of what's going to be an awesome contest system for CLAA students.
I hope that you enjoy this--work hard!