December 2023

Classroom Activities

Game-Based Learning vs. Gamification

Game-based learning involves using actual games to teach specific skills or concepts, while gamification incorporates game-like elements, such as points and rewards, into non-game contexts to enhance motivation and engagement. Gamification adds game elements to traditional learning activities. Both are teaching strategies to enhance the learning experience, increase engagement, and improve retention of information. In essence, they both use game principles to make learning more enjoyable and effective. However, there are some differences.
Game-based Learning (GBL) is when learners use …