Gamification or Game-Based Learning? What’s the Difference?
JUNE 25, 2015
Gamification and game-based learning (sometimes abbreviated GBL) are both hot topics and the terms are often used interchangeably. Hopefully this will help: gamification is icing and GBL is cake. Gamification, “Icing”. Gamification is primarily used to motivate learners. In essence, gamification is at work whenever an incentive is offered to encourage someone to do something they are already supposed to be doing. Game-Based Learning, “A New Cake”.