Gamification is everywhere. We play games on our phones, our tablets, and our computers. Gamification is a relatively young learning modality and continues to grow in popularity and importance. As a tool to increase learner engagement, gamification can be as simple as using a leaderboard for course-level assessments or as complex as a leveraging 3D virtual environments with social collaboration.
As a learning strategy, gamification has been proven to significantly improve the learning experience, as it provides motivation to take action which promotes cognition, it helps develop behavioral change through repetition and information retrieval, and it gives learners a sense of achievement.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to the type of gamification you can employ and when done well, it taps into the learner’s tendency to set a goal and pursue those goals. Gamification is engaging, impactful, and is the best way to get the attention of your learners.