Gamification is the addition of game-like structures and elements to non-game settings like an EFL classroom.  One of my fellow teachers and I discovered something ‘new’ which at the time was Coursera.  We both took a course on Gamification taught by Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.  We learned alot about the effects of gamification.  Check out this graphic below.  It’s a bit long-ish but explains in many ways why gamification could be the answer to our questions.   Skip graphic by clicking “Implementation”

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