Gaming elements, such as rewards, points, discovery, and competition, are excellent ways to engage and motivate learners. But the challenge for most course designers is finding practical ways to apply game mechanics without disrupting their existing course design models.
One way to begin adding gamification elements to e-learning courses is by starting small and working with existing projects. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about!
E-Learning Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share an example that demonstrates how badges, awards, or achievements can be used in e-learning.
If you’re new to course authoring, focus on the technical basics of working with variables and showing custom bookmarking states. For those with more experience, try showing more real-world examples that demonstrate how awards and badges can be appropriately used in e-learning.
New Entries Only!
We’ve hosted several gamification, showing progress, and personalization challenges which are similar to this week’s topic. To keep this week’s entries fresh, we’re asking that you only share new examples in this week’s challenge.
Share Your E-Learning Work
- Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
- Forums: Start your own thread and share a link to your published example..
- Personal blog: If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
- Social Media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you level up in this week’s challenge, check out the the creative ways your fellow challengers motivate learners and gain attention in e-learning:
Wishing you a great week, E-Learning Heroes!
New to the E-Learning Challenges?
The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.