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How to Gamify your Elearning Course

How to gamify my eLearning course? Should I gamify my course? If so, how? Nowadays, Gamification is in everywhere. Different companies have embraced the idea of gamification. Gamification is used from marketing companies, from customer service industry or even in education institutions to enhance the learning experience. So, having this playful atmosphere it seems that eLearning courses should be part from that trendy as well. 

Should I gamify my eLearning course?

After doing some initial research you may end up concluding that it is better to discard this approach as building a game costs a hundred of bucks.

But hey! Gamification is NOT about creating a game but taking advantage of game elements, game mechanics that enables you to achieve the 3 M’s of a learning experience:

  • Meaningful
  • Memorable
  • Motivational

Of course you can create a game like course or reproduce a game like environment, but it’s not mandatory though.

Gamification is NOT about creating a game but taking advantage of game elements, game mechanics that enables you to achieve the 3 M’s of a learning experience (Meaningful, Memorable, Motivational)

How to gamify your eLearning course

So here’s a quick presentation with ideas about how to gamify your elearning course by adding some game elements in your course.

By delivering an eLearning course we …

  • We want to achieve engagement from students so they’re more likely to recall information or follow a process or put in practice in real or simulate environments
  • We want students learn how to apply things in real life, we want to motivate them to perform some behaviours in real worlds. Knowledge is ok but application is what we want
  • We want to optimize the efforts by carry on training programmes.

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Rosalie Ledda

I’m an experienced pedagogue in designing and implementing learning programmes whether online, blended or in-person led training. I'm currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management (nominee in Excellence Awards 2015 prize). I have 10 years of experience in the consultancy field responsible for managing both corporate and educational projects including national and European projects. I consider myself an objective-driven oriented professional, analytical skilled to identify needs and strategies based on the context and used to work autonomously but able to work in groups when necessary.

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