The Difference Between Gamification And Game-Based Learning

The analogies between workplace working and learning in academic settings are being discussed more and more often.  Here, TeachThought highlights the difference between Gamification and Game-Based learning.  Both can be used in both workplace and academic settings, but have very different meanings.


“The Definition Of Gamification

The definition of gamification is the application of game-like mechanics to non-game entities to encourage a specific behavior.

What It’s Not

Gamification is not game-based learning, nor does it require students to play games, with toys, use electronics. It also doesn’t necessarly require you to create elaborate systems of experience points, unlocks, and badges (though you could).

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