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Institution University of Pennsylvania
Code N/A
Language English
Next session To be announced
Estimated workload 4-8 hours/week
Level N/A
Categories Information, Tech & Design
Business & Management
Instructors Kevin Werbach

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Past Jan. 26, 2015 6 weeks
Past Jan. 27, 2014 10 weeks
Past April 1, 2013 6 weeks
Past Aug. 27, 2012 6 weeks

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Description

Gamification is the application of digital game design techniques to non-game contexts, such as business, education, and social impact challenges. Video games are the dominant entertainment form of modern times because they powerfully motivate behavior. Game mechanics can be applied outside the immersive environments of games themselves, to create engaging experiences as well as assign rewards and recognition.

Over the past few years, gamification adoption has skyrocketed. Companies use game thinking for employee motivation in human resources, team building, productivity enhancement, training, health and wellness, sustainability, and innovation. Marketers gamify their programs to engage customers. Organizations apply gamification to motivate ...

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Prerequisites

Wharton Digital Press is offering Coursera Gamification students exclusive first access to The Gamification Toolkit, as well as a special discount ...

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8 posts

  • Written 1 year, 9 months ago
    Materials: Good
    Difficulty: Intermediate
    Successfully Completed (with Certificate)
    Excellent course and good material with many examples.
  • Tharin
    Written 1 year, 9 months ago
    Materials: Excellent
    Difficulty: Intermediate
    Successfully Completed (with Certificate)
    Excellent course with great lectures and materials! The quizzes and writing are also interactive and very fun.
  • Written 2 years, 8 months agoFeatured
    Materials: Excellent
    Difficulty: Intermediate
    Successfully Completed (with Certificate)
    Excellent course, great lecturer! Good mix of quizzes, peer-reviewed course work and video lectures. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in UX and/or psychology.
  • Sidse Stausholm
    Written 2 years, 10 months ago
    Materials: Excellent
    Difficulty: Intermediate
    Successfully Completed (with Certificate)
    Absolutely fantastic MOOC.
  • Written 2 years, 10 months ago
    Materials: OK
    Difficulty: Intermediate
    Interested
    very interesting
  • Written 2 years, 10 months ago
    Materials: Good
    Difficulty: Reasonably Easy
    Successfully Completed (with Certificate)
    Good course and relevant material. Could have been more engaging in quizzes and videos. A good learning material.

    Khalid Raza @khalidraza9
  • Written 3 years, 3 months ago
    Materials: Good
    Difficulty: Reasonably Easy
    Successfully Completed (with Certificate)
    I took the course first time it was offered.
    Nice introduction to gamification covers all the fundamentals, only time I got a little frustrated was that he didn't cover the details of one example, a system called idea street.
  • Written 3 years, 3 months ago
    Materials: Good
    Difficulty: Easy
    Successfully Completed (with Certificate)
    This is a fun course to do and worthwhile if you are interested in what to do and what not to do if you are considering gamifying a business process / website.

    The homework quizs are multiple choice but unlike other MOOC's you lose 20% each time you take a quiz so think about the answers first.
    The peer reviewed assignment is basically building up the first stages of a business case and doesn't take a lot of time to finish.

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