Gamification, by definition is applying gaming technologies and making use of game-based mechanics, aesthetics and techniques to facilitate learning and conduct training. It is basically taking elements of gaming and applying them to the traditional methods of instruction to make it more interesting, engaging and intriguing.
Let’s now sneak peep into the impacts of gamification in elearning to understand how it is making a mark in this field:
Elearning is made more interesting and Engaging
The biggest impact of the technology of gamification is in the way that e learning is transformed. It is no longer mundane and boring, there are elements of gaming introduced that makes learning more fun in turn enhancing the level of engagement and interest in a learner. Americans spent over $25 billion on video games in 2010 which reiterates the fact that games are a part of everyday life and learning happens most effectively when it is done in a fun way.
Increase in motivation that enriches learning experience
By introducing gamification, the motivational levels of learner are significantly increased since it taps into the intrinsic motivators of a self that inspires to initiate an activity for one’s own self because it is satisfying and enriching in itself. Gamification basically triggers all the five important intrinsic motivators like autonomy, mastery, purpose, progress and social interaction, hence enriching the learning experience.
Increase the sense of competition to achieve more
Games by nature are designed to be competitive and challenging. They also emphasize on giving away rewards, recognition and having leader boards to showcase the best. These techniques when applied in eLearning will successfully impart a sense of healthy competition and camaraderie among learners, that will make sure that they give their best.
Increased ROI in organizations
Since there are umpteen benefits of the use of gamification in e learning, the skills and trainings imparted will have more value. The information that is imparted will be more thoroughly assimilated and retained which will be reflected in the overall performance of learners.
Since, the application of knowledge is increased, it is bound to enhance and justify ROI.
With all these and many more impacts that gamification has in the field of elearning, it is shaping up the future of this field and e learning is all set to achieve greater horizons.
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