Gamification Mechanics vs. Gamification Dynamics

Your Training Edge

Since the introduction of Gamification a few years back some have begun to define the difference between Gamification Mechanics versus Gamification Dynamics. The problem with the gamification mechanics definition is that is often a vague term to use “mechanics”.

Measuring the Effectiveness of Gamification

Your Training Edge

If you are a member of LinkedIn and have strived to achieve a level of completeness on your profile… you have been gamified! These are just a few of many examples that come to mind that prove that gamification is all around us in a vast majority of things we do and see on a daily basis. But how are we actually able to measure the effectiveness of gamification? And it’s not just engagement — gamification’s revenue effects are equally astounding.

Gamification is Increasing Learner Engagement

Your Training Edge

In this article, I am going to introduce you a novel concept of Gamification that has been transforming a lot of aspects in the world of learning and development. The application of game based elements in non game based context is called gamification.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #7 Gamification

Your Training Edge

Last year, gamification was a crazy buzzword indicating a trend that many predicted would be either the savior or the destroyer of education and training. Gamification is also working its way into more and more training and development departments. Gamification and MOOCs.

Fear of using Gamification in Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

This article aims not just to discuss the fear of using gamification in corporate training, but also to tackle it in the most optimal ways. After some experimentation, many businesses are starting to recognize how effective and easy it can actually be.

What is Gamification?


Gamification. But if you want to make your training programs more engaging or need a fun way to reward successful use of your LMS , then perhaps gamification could be much more than just another buzzword. What is gamification? Examples of gamification in everyday life.

The difference between Game-based Learning and Gamification

Your Training Edge

The terms game based learning and gamification are often used interchangeably. In addition, you will get an idea for developing an effective training strategy for each. Gamification systems such as ClassCraft [2] add an adventure game layer on top of current course infrastructure.

Gamification for Enterprises

Your Training Edge

Forrester Research ( [link] ) recently released a new study that highlights the fact that companies just don’t understand the concept of gamification well enough in order to make it work to their advantage. In the study, Forrester states that a company investing in gamification needs to know who their target audience is and what that audience finds as valuable. Pitching gamification to the ‘big guns’ of an organization can be a difficult task, easily met with some resistance.

Podcast Episode 3: Gamification and Learning – With Karl Kapp

Talented Learning

EPISODE 3 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Today, we’re honored to speak with one of the world’s foremost experts and innovators in the field of gamification and learning design – Dr. Karl Kapp. He also has authored nine books and developed multiple online courses for LinkedIn Learning.

Gamification in Relation to User Engagement

Your Training Edge

Gamification is a relatively newer term only introduced in 2002 by Nick Pelling ( [link] /wiki/Nick_Pelling ), it did not actually gain notoriety until 2010. Simulations have been around for a long time; however the idea of gamification is relatively new to most.

Find your personal gamification guru

Sponge UK

A curated list of games and gamification experts that offer practical tips for your L&D needs. A Google search for gamification in business has more than 1,340,000 results. Kapp is synonymous with games and gamification in elearning.

Gamification of the LMS – A Step Towards Evolution of the Modern LMS


G-Cube declared one of Top 20 Gamification Companies 2014 by Training Industry. Owing to the huge popularity of learning games, the mechanics of gaming are now being used in other learning instances – including Gamification of the LMS.

Unleashing Superheroes – Doing Gamification the Right Way

Growth Engineering

This week I explore how gamification, a core theme explored in my upcoming book Unleashing Superheroes, can be built into your engagement strategy to delight your learners! It soon became clear, gamification hadn’t worked for John. “It’s What You Need to Make Gamification Work Wonders.

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Association eLearning

Effective. Gamification and game-based learning were covered in their own post, so they’re not included here). Effective. Is not : Cheerful background music and flashy animations with sound effects and lots of pictures. Share this on LinkedIn. Interactive.

The 3 Tiers of Employee Gamification


When it comes to using gamification in learning to change behavior, employee-facing programs have a decided advantage over external, consumer-facing undertakings. In some senses, corporate gamification also promises a bigger return on investment. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

Unleashing Superheroes – Doing Gamification the Right Way

Growth Engineering

This week I explore how gamification, a core theme explored in my upcoming book Unleashing Superheroes , can be built into your engagement strategy to delight your learners! It soon became clear, gamification hadn’t worked for John. “It’s What You Need to Make Gamification Work Wonders.

Gamification Techniques Transferring Over into Real Life- Life could be like a video game.

Your Training Edge

Although it’s scary to learn that three billion hours a week ( [link] ) are spent on playing games (mainly as a pastime) it also drives home my point of stating that simulations coupled with gamification techniques can be an extremely powerful tool and one that resonates with a wide audience. Not to name names here, but: Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3 and Mass Effect 3 are just to name a few. Even in our younger school years we are constantly faced with gamification-like aspects.

Gamification must be specifically targeted to be effective


Gamification must be specifically targeted to be effective. Gamification is coming to the workplace in a big way, but if it isn't used properly it won't have the beneficial effect companies are looking for.

The Gamification Design Process- How not to fail and what will make a project a complete success!

Your Training Edge

But one must realize that good gamification design is the secret to making the training program a success, let’s examine a few of the key elements below that will lead to a successful implementation of gamification through simulation within your organization. You may have heard the phrase “Build it and they will come”, well the same holds true when building/designing around a gamification process through simulation.

The Best Example of Gamification I Have Ever Seen

eLearning Architect

And then I realised - I’d just experienced the perfect example of gamification. Sceptics beware So for anyone out there who is sceptical as to whether gamification has a place with their audience, try to think back to a similar experience. Maybe it was the last time you logged into LinkedIn and clicked on 'Your profile is 75% complete'. “ The last time you logged into LinkedIn and clicked on ‘Your profile is 75% complete’, you were enticed in by competition. ”

Five Reasons You Can’t Ignore Gamification

CLO Magazine

There may just be whispers about it in the workplace now, but if learning leaders haven’t heard much about gamification yet, they will soon. But gamification is more than newfangled training. Gamification improves knowledge. Gaming offers an immediate cause and effect.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Many will cite the Hawthorne effect , explaining that through observation the learners will modify or improve their performance.

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The Most Invincible Features That Any e-Learning Mobile App Should Have

Your Training Edge

Intuitive learning with easy interactions is likely to have a better learning effect and reciprocation from the learners than the so-called one-sided remittance of knowledge and explanation. Elearning Gamification.

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eLearning Trends for 2015: Here to Stay or Go Away?

Association eLearning

Gamification. Gamification, not to be confused with game-based learning, is the use of game elements such as leaderboards and badges, in courses. In fact, gamification taps into the learner’s basic desires for status and achievement. Share this on LinkedIn.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces


“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Within that group, more than one-third either do not have a LinkedIn profile, or have fewer than 100 connections.

Technology-Enabled Learning: What Will 2015 Bring?

Your Training Edge

New technologies will emerge that will significantly boost the effectiveness of online learning. Collecting data and using analytics to make sense of that data can help training departments significantly improve the effectiveness of their courses and programs.

MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place

Your Training Edge

Gamification can boost learner engagement and encourage interaction. Here are four strategies for effectively implementing gamification in training MOOCs. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn:

Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

In fact, in my blog post Games, Gamification & Learning in China I observed. Think of the huge self-paced learning purchase of by LinkedIn for $1.5 billion and the subsequent purchase of LinkedIn by Microsoft for $26.2 Gamification of Learning.

The Most PROVOCATIVE Shout-Outs From Today’s Learning Innovators


A twitter follower stated a good point though, saying that there is a disarray in e-learning and for the most part, I think he is right. ” – Craig Weiss in his LinkedIn post here. “ MOOCs would evolve into one of the most effective delivery models for education.

Gamify Your MOOC

Your Training Edge

Gamification and massive open online courses (MOOCs) are two of the biggest trends in education. According to Badgeville, a gamification platform, the dropout rate for organizational L&D programs can reach as high as 75 percent – that’s three-quarters of employees not completing their learning courses. Gamification involves using game elements and game design techniques in non-game situations, but there are many different ways to do this. Intermediate Gamification – PBLs.

13 Megatrends in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Gamification. Gamification and MOOCs started to become buzzwords in corporate training at about the same time. Gamification has revolutionized training in general by making it more engaging and more effective. As MOOCs and gamification converge, they will have an immense impact on workplace learning. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn:

This is your Brain on Games

Your Training Edge

This is your Brain on Games - The science behind gaming that proves gamification and simulation make sense. By participating in a state of play, it brings out our optimism and energy levels and actually has positive effects in a multitude of different ways.

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Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

With setting effective and realistic parameters, defining the training content clearly in terms of both business goals and learners’ preferences, and incorporating game based elements for reinforcing rewards and learners’ motivation; trainers can dissect the building blocks of the game.

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Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

Why are games so popular, and how can we leverage gamification for association learning? Like any effective learning project, it’s critical to define your audience and determine if gamification is a good fit. Share this on LinkedIn.

5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget

Association eLearning

Tips for using gamification to market your eLearning – Create a contest of sorts; it doesn’t have to be anything elaborate and if you don’t have the budget, actual “prizes” are not even necessary. For even more tips on using gamification to increase your sales, check out this article published just last month. Tips for LinkedIn – If you haven’t already, create a “Company” for your association on LinkedIn. Share this on LinkedIn.

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Gamified Applications for Training

Your Training Edge

How gamification has had an effect on the training industry. While there are a number of skeptics out there of training through gamification and simulation; gamified simulations have become an extremely popular and very effective training medium. Gamification in 2012 Report, M2 Research. It is a great recruitment strategy in a cost-effective format that captures its target audience and leads to more recruits signing up for duty; that may not have otherwise.

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Fear of Change in Learning & Development

Your Training Edge

If this “why” element is addressed expertly, the training itself becomes contemporary, easier and more effective, since learners would definitely find books, courses, one-line materials, innovation of technology in learning, something mandatory and beneficial for themselves.

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