Building gamification into your online and blended learning programs has been shown to improve learner motivation, engagement and performance.
We’ve put together a few ideas on how to take advantage of some of the configuration-based gamification features Totara Learn offers and some general tips on adding gamified elements to your courses.
You will need to create a variety of challenges and gamified elements across your courses in order to appeal to a broad spectrum of your learners and to ensure you’re promoting some or all of the following behaviours.
When designing a variety of challenges that will appeal to a variety of users, you will also need to consider the different rewards and awards you wish to issue. These might include:
Issuing certificates for learners who achieve a certain grade or for completing a difficult task will appeal to learners who strive for personal and professional development success.
Issuing badges for learners who complete smaller tasks as part of progressing through their course will appeal to learners who require a little encouragement to stay engaged with their learning material.
This will appeal to individuals who enjoy a sprinkling of frivolity and excitement to break up more serious course content.
This will appeal to individuals who appreciate receiving recognition for their contributions.
This will appeal to learners who enjoy exploring all parts of a course and a feeling of exclusivity from the wider group.
This will appeal to learners who need external drivers to engage in, and complete the learning material.
This will appeal to learners who like to compete with others and themselves.
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