Gamefication in Education

Schuylkill County Instructional Coaches

March 2012


What is Gamefication?

Gamification is the use of game design techniques and mechanics to enhance non-games.
Typically gamification applies to non-game applications and processes (also known as "fun ware"),
in order to encourage people to adopt them, or to influence how they are used.

What Are the Techniques Used in Games?


  • Contextual Goals
  • Challenge
  • Competition/Collaboration
  • Failure
  • Ongoing Feedback
  • Flow



Gamefication Examples

FourSquare
Badgeville
MITx Online Learning Initiative
Nike+
Kahn Academy, Kahn Academy Badges

Group Activity

In your group look at the four examples and rate them in the appropriate document for your group.
Group 1
Group 2
Group 3

Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Epic Win
Health Month
Board Game Geek
Big Brother
Chore Wars
Stack Overflow
Samsung Nation
Visual Studio
Super Better
RescueTime
Recycle Bank
Code Academy
Group 4
Group 5
Group 6
Ribbon Hero
Phylo
Foodzy
RedCritter
Mint
Club Psych
Attent
SAP
Zamzee
Get Glue
Google News
Green Soap