It’s In The Game: ‘Gamification’ and Language Learning Pt. 1 of 2

It’s In The Game: ‘Gamification’ and Language Learning Pt. 1 of 2

Here’s a post from the archives, first published in May.

Interested observers of developments in the field of Edtech will undoubtedly be aware of the snowballing sexiness of the term ‘gamification’ as its advocates look at ways of transferring it from the world of business into the world of education.

What is emerging as the term gets shared and amplified is the fact that it is being interpreted differently and in increasingly erroneous ways. If the concepts and opportunities that the gamification proposition offer are to get effective traction within the education community it’s vital that teachers and learners are clear on what it actually entails (as well as what it doesn’t).