Surviving Gamification

Ariana López Di Rocco, teachlr blog, Jul 02, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Good post on the basics of gamification that begins (as it should) by distinguishing between game-based learning and gamification. "Gamification isn't new, it is based on the nature of human learning. Since the beginning of our species, challenges and threats have propelled us to learn. These are the basis of gamification, just to create an environment in which realism and motivation are used to engage and empower a student." Note that the Spanish language version probably reads more smoothly.

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