Gamification Is Simply Bells and Whistles

  title={Gamification Is Simply Bells and Whistles},
  author={Guy Boulet},
  journal={eLearn Magazine},
Gamification has become the latest buzzword in the learning community. It is the addition of game mechanics elements to learning content in order to motivate learners. But, most claims about the efficiency of gamification of learning are theoretical. Various studies have demonstrated gamification relies on extrinsic motivators, which may work in the short term but have negative impacts on the long term as it undermines students intrinsic motivation to learn. Gamification is nothing more than… CONTINUE READING

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