Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification (Infographic)
We all love games, specially the ones from casino dames; they are fun, engaging and a great learning tool too! Having made their way into the learning domain, eLearning is now being designed as serious games and game-based learning. And it’s not confined to the design/content side alone. Game-based elements are also being used in LMSs and company portals (called ‘Gamification’ in eLearning parlance) to increase engagement and user retention. However, these similar sounding terms (Games, Game-based Learning and Gamification) often lead to confusion making organisations on the lookout for engagement in learning unsure of their own requirements. To help organisations understand and appreciate the differences between these terms better, we had published a blog post – Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification a few months back. The post’s popularity amongst our blog’s readers and social media drove us to convert it into an even simpler representation – an infographic. The infographic, titled ‘Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification‘, is designed keeping in mind the game elements and the fun factor. As in the blog post, the example of the classic game Hopscotch has been used as a base to explain the differences between the three terms in a visual manner. 3D elements have been used to provide a game-like appearance to the infographic.
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