Gamifying e-Learning – Thoughts From Educause 2013

First it was Angry Birds and now its Candy Crush Saga. If not yourself, I guarantee that you know at least one person who is or was obsessed with either of these games.

But what is it about these games that makes them so addictive? What is it about them that makes you want to continually achieve more?

More surprisingly, what is it about these games that make you try and try again, perhaps with even more determination upon failing a level until you pass it?

Where exactly does this unwavering motivation even come from?

Now imagine if we could transplant these qualities into people’s learning behaviours within e-Learning courses?

We would have a super learners that always strive for perfection and eagerly press on even when they fail.

Why Do Games Motivate Us?

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