Gamification of Education

Gamification is a very interesting concept for motivating individuals and teams for business objectives, by using concepts usualy found in games, and more specificaly in computer games. For example, I have been involved in the development of a tool for motivating contact center agents using leaderboards and KPIs.

I have stumbled upon this interesting video/lesson where these concepts are explored for educational purposes:

The following advantages over conventional education are interesting to think about:

  • faster failure feedback
  • retrying tests (faster learning with multiple oportunities to take tests)
  • more frequent tests

Fear of failure could be reduced with multiple chances to take a test, don’t you think ?