Gamification without social interactions
Hi everyone, so I know gamification gets discussed a lot but I wanted to draw on the communities experience and views as to what works and what doesn't.
So I am currently in the process of designing a revamp to a 160 slide compliance course and I was wondering about the benefits of bringing in gamification. I will be doing the standard stuff of making the sections bitesized, incorporating video, let the learners chose their own path, etc, but I was wondering whether the implementation of game mechanics would also work.
The plan is to introduce 2 mechanics; points and badges.
I cant have any kind of social link or rankings in there because 1, the LMS doesn't support it, and 2, the company is heavily regulated and we have to be careful about what is shared.
I have planned out the points system and the badges, etc but I suppose my question is, is it really worth it if the learner cant share their achievements? Would people just see it as another gimmick, and ignore it or think it childish?
I'm designing it so its not "in your face", and kind of runs in the background as an "add-on" to the course but I'm just worried I will waste my time designing and building the whole system if people are just going to ignore it without the social aspect or a physical reward.