13 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2014 9:36 PM by Lynne Hoffman RSS

Should we "gamify" education?

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Gamification is an emerging idea where game design and mechanics are used to enhance non-game contexts. For example, using the concept of "leveling up" in place of traditional grading - where students show their proficiency by reaching various desirable levels toward solving a problem. There is an ever increasing body of research indicating the success of gamification in changing behaviors and solving real-world problems. There are several TED talks on this topic. Take a look at this one by Gabe Zichermann.

 

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/gabe_zichermann_how_games_make_kids_smarter.html

 

Come back and add your thoughts to the question, Should we gamify education? If you know of other good examples, research, articles, blogs, etc. on this topic, please share.

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