Gamification in education is an approach to motivate students to learn using the aid of video game design, graphics, and game elements in a leaning environment. App developers and educationalist aim to put together educational material that will provide an enjoyable and engaging learning platform. Instead of keeping studying a mundane activity, they plan to help kids learn with tools that make the learning process fun, interesting, and innovative.
It has been formally defined as, *_‘__**gamification in eLearning is the use of game theory and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage and motivate your users_’.
The key elements of gamifiying the education process is to engage students, stimulate interests, improve information retention, and maintaining a positive attitude towards education. With the worldview shifting towards an education system that allows for a free flowing communication that encourages feedback and reinforcement – learning solutions are being made to provide for a highly interactive interface that allows for a disciplined and encouraging platform, which provides fun and effective learning solutions.
Students and teachers alike have seen many benefits of gamification, which have proven to show great benefits in the learning experience of a student. These include:
- Instant Feedback
- Builds & Improves Engagement
- Boosts Productivity
- Increases Retention of Information
- Fun & Interactive Learning Interface
A successful gamification-learning platform is able to capture a learners attention, challenges their learning capabilities, engages and entertains them at the same time, and imparts the required knowledge understand the proposed concepts.