Gamification: Adding to the Learning Experience

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

One concept that seems to have come into prominence as I entered into the instructional technology field is the idea of “gamification.”  Gamification is the integration of game elements into courses and instructional materials.  This rather broad umbrella term has been the source of much debate, as instructional designers analyze the best ways of applying it to our industry.  What it all seems to boil down to is that when used meaningfully, game elements are capable of

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