What Is Gamification?
Gamification is a learning approach, which incorporates game elements, techniques, and thinking strategies into the educational process. It provides a learner with the opportunity to take a training course as if it were a game. There are two types of gamification:
- structural gamification,
- content gamification.
An app that is used to learn traffic laws before driving test is the example of structural gamification. The content of it comprises actual traffic laws, while the structure is organized as a quiz.
Meanwhile, a foreign language learning tool for young kids where they discover new language as a story along with a non-player character is the example of content gamification in education. Both content and structure differ from a traditional programming course.