Video is one of the common electronic capture tools in our modern life, and there’s still a lot of ways that we can spice it up, like gamification of elearning contents!
Before we discuss how you can enhance your students’ elearning experience through gamification, let’s define gamification first.
Gamification is the integration of gaming designs, elements, and mechanics in a process or an activity. It increases an individual’s level of engagement, and their participation is motivated by different methods like point systems, online tournaments, leaderboards, and badges.
We can already see gamification at play in various fields. From learning how to spend money wisely to having a non-traumatizing vaccine injection, gamification helps younger generation in understanding the complex world around them. It’s not surprising that it could also contribute a lot to the education sector.
When used efficiently in elearning, gamification allows the lessons to stick. This is important because knowledge retention empowers students to act in real-life situations smartly and confidently.
Here are some ways to integrate gamification in your elearning strategies:
As you get acquainted with your students, you’ll have a working knowledge about their attitude, behaviour, and motivation. This is the first step towards creating a theme of your elearning module. Once you have a theme, you can now include customization or personalization, like including stickers or creating avatars to encourage students to express themselves through a creative persona.
- Create maps and leaderboards
This is even more exciting for the visual learners because a gamified content can clearly illustrate where the students are in the learning modules and where they need to get. Creating a learning map can help students visualize their learning journey.
Despite having a competitive connotation, leaderboards on the other hand, are inclusive as it gives actionable feedback to aid the progress of students who are lagging behind.
At best, creating maps and leaderboards inspires students to aspire for a new level of mastery in every learning module.
3. Digital badges
Aside from eliciting a sense of gratification, giving digital badges provides a sense of accomplishment. Distribute it once they completed an assignment, punctual, or participative in class.
By rewarding their wins, no matter how small it may seem, you enable positive learning behaviours. Each achievement could boost their confidence to tackle more complex elearning materials.
When learners are in a fun and relaxed learning environment where they can be fully self-expressed, they become more receptive to new ideas, allowing for a rewarding behavioural change. Let’s discover more fun and informative elearning techniques together, and as always, happy recording!