I have always been fascinated with using games for learning, and am convinced they are brilliant pedagogical tools. Through a great VLN I learnt that games play many roles in education, including gamifaction which is the application of game elements and game design to non-game problems. In this course I learnt to appreciate the incredible potential of gamification. I learnt to use game mechanisms strategically and apply the elements effectively. As all teachers know, just sticking a badge on it does not provide intrinsic motivation for students to learn, but gamification applied thoughtfully and appropriately to the context can be a powerful and engaging motivator.
I passed Gamification with 84.2%, and will be gamifying the future of learning!