University of Pennsylvania is offering an online course called "Gamification". The 10-week-long course will commence from 27th January 2014. You can earn a verified certificate at the end of the course.
About the Course:
Gamification is the application of digital game design techniques to non-game problems, such as business and social impact challenges. Video games are the dominant entertainment form of our time because they are powerful tools for motivating behavior. Effective games leverage both psychology and technology, in ways that can be applied outside the immersive environments of games themselves. Gamification as a business practice has exploded over the past two years. Organizations are applying it in areas such as marketing, human resources, productivity enhancement, sustainability, training, health and wellness, innovation, and customer engagement. Game thinking means more than just dropping in badges and leaderboards; it requires a thoughtful understanding of motivation and design techniques. This course examines the mechanisms of gamification and provides an understanding of its effective use.
Kevin Werbach will be the course instructor.
The course will have a workload of 4-8 hours of work / week.
It will be taught in English and the subtitles will be available in English, Russian and Turkish.
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