Gamification and Game-Based Learning (GBL)


Gamification and Game-Based Learning (GBL)

A discussion on gamification (the incorporation of game mechanics and principles into everyday learning activities) and game-based learning (using actual games - table top, video, sport - in education).

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Information on Gamification

There are two schools of thought on gamification of learning.  

  1. Some people refer to gamification as using actual games (existing or proprietary) in education.  This school of thought is referred to as Game-based learning.
  2. Most people consider gamification as merely the incorporation of game mechanics and principles into everyday learning activities.  This school of thought is most often called Gamification.

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Has anyone used gamification in the classroom?

Started by Heather L B Crites May 27, 2012. 0 Replies

I have read various studies and anecdotes regarding the gamification of the classroom, but we have never experienced it directly in practice.  Has anyone used gamification to any positive or negative…Continue

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