Four Things Educators Need to Do to Make Gamification Successful in the Classroom

Designing an Effective Training Program April 06, 2017

Over the last few years, educators have been hearing inspiring stories about how incorporating game design techniques into their learning programs have had positive results. The flip side to this story are the times when the results are disappointing and unintended consequences occur. So the question arises: how best can educators ensure that gamification improves classroom motivation and academic achievement?

One approach is to look for educators who have shared their failure narratives and take notes of what to expect and avoid. Kevin Werbach, the facilitator of the very popular MOOC on