Understanding Gamification and Its Role in Education

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There are plenty of educators who fail to comprehend the usefulness of gamification or game based learning in education. I’ll admit that I certainly didn’t get gamification not so long ago.

Although some games can have a deleterious impact on learning and daily activities, many spark the kind of brain activity that is productive to a variety of classroom activities. No matter what you understand about gaming, this infographic contains insight into gaming’s impact on the brain, which may help you and your colleagues decide what role gaming will play at your school.

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Mark Barnes is the Founder of Times 10 Publications, which produces the popular Hack Learning Series, The uNseries, and other books from some of education's most reputable teachers and leaders. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and Hack Learning. Connect with @markbarnes19 on Twitter.
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