Developing Gamified E-learning? Check These Levels to Effectiveness

| March 23, 2018

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Gamification has changed the way we learn. Gamified elements such as leaderboards, badges, and rewards build enthusiasm among learners toward acquiring new knowledge. But, there are times when a gamified e-learning course may deviate from its purpose because of certain mistakes that reduce the quality of the course.

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The Online University of the XXI Century We are a private University, of international projection, recognized by the Ministry of Education of Spain and our teaching is totally on-line, audiovisual and interactive. Our educational offer includes Degrees, Official Postgraduate Degrees, Graduate Degrees and short-term titles of our own which we nickname 'Learning to ...' Studying with us allows you a total time and geographical flexibility. In addition, with the Viu you will experience an authentic bidirectionality. For example, you can interact with your teacher and your classmates through videoconferences.

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