Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Why Video Game Mechanics Work, and How They're Used to Engage Online Learning - Growth Engineering

Game mechanics have subsequently been applied to just about everything – Store loyalty cards, air miles, sales leaderboards, Fitbit, and even eating your ‘5 A Day’! But it’s the world of online learning which has seen some of the most extensive use of gamification. If you were unfortunate enough to experience any early attempts at online learning, then chances are that you slipped into a coma immediately afterwards. Online learning can be mind-numbingly boring. But now the power of game mechanics is being used to engage learners with their training, improve their information retention, and ultimately make a training programme much more effective! So which game mechanics in particular can you expect to find in the world of online learning? Let’s take a look!

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