"Intuition suggests that gamification may be able to motivate students to learn better and to care more about school. Making the case for gamification, however, requires more than intuition. We must clearly define what is meant by gamification, evaluate it for its benefits and drawbacks, explore current implementations and future possibilities, and better understand the theoretical rationale behind gamification. This will allow us to create effective interventions rather than guessing in the dark."
Gamification in Education: What, How, Why Bother?Joey J. Lee, Teachers College Columbia University, NYJessica Hammer, Teachers College Columbia University, NY