Advantages of Gamification
According to research, students only remember a small part of read material. This improves significantly if you present them the curriculum verbally and with visual aids, but the best results are achieved if they themselves become an active in the education. This is where gamification helps.
When we talk about gamification, we don’t just mean quizzes or polls. Gamification can be as simple or as complex as you want, from quizzes to scenario-based simulations. The goal is to involve the students as successfully as possible in the learning process, so that the training grabs and keeps their attention and becomes an experience for them. This is good for attendance rates and helps the thorough learning of the course material as well. Of course, making a learning program fully gamified is often not easy, it takes a lot of work and expertise to be able to create courses that work well, and even build on each other.
Another advantage may be that for organizations that often need quick and up-to-date information about the theoretical or practical knowledge their employees have, gamified task assessments can provide a snapshot.
A well-known example of gamification is the language learning app Duolingo. In Duolingo, you can earn points by completing short lessons, which you can use to open new levels, so language learning becomes a fun process – while it used to be hated by many.