Levelling up with gamification

There’s no denying that gamification is a term that’s been kicking  around the industry for some time now. But aside from netting you a few points at buzzword bingo, what does it actually mean?

Gamification is when you take elements that you usually come across in games. This might be things like point scoring, competition or risk and reward. You then apply those elements to other things – in our case, digital learning.

It doesn’t mean that you need to turn your course into one big game, though. That sort of approach would often be prohibitively expensive and time consuming. Luckily, there are simpler ways to utilise gamification.

Before I get to that, there is one killer question that needs to be answered: why bother at all?

In a word – engagement.

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