Gamification vs. Game-based Learning

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DevLearn 2013 Conference & Expo - October 24, 2013

Andrew Hughes

President
Designing Digitally

Gamification is the integration of game mechanics, or game dynamics, into a learning experience, while game-based training can be defined as a game designed for the purpose of solving a problem. However, these words are being used in parallel by the industry, and it can be quite confusing.

This session will focus on the clarification of gamification and game-based training. Using examples from the industry, this session will help to explain each of the learning experiences and discuss the best practices in their development.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The differences between gamification and game-based learning
  • Best practices in using gamification
  • Best practices in game-based training

Audience:
Instructional designers and learning leaders.

Technology discussed in this session:
N/A

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