There have been various innovations to enhance the eLearning experiences, which came to light after the world was struck with the Covid 19 Pandemic. Virtual learning replaced traditional classroom learning ever since the social gathering was restricted to avoid the spread of the virus. One of the innovations that have helped in making virtual learning and teaching better is a Learning Management System. Not only for educational institutes but also for corporates who are training their employees to increase work performance. In any type of learning, it is important to execute the process in such a way that it grabs the attention of the students. Engaging content will interest the student in learning more about the subject. Apart from content, if the whole system is made in such a way that they feel motivated to perform better, this helps in improving the performance results of the learners. One such system is gamification. This is gaining a lot of popularity in the Learning Management Systems for its amazing features to make learning fun and engaging.
“Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. It can also be defined as a set of activities and processes to solve problems by using or applying the characteristics of game elements. Games and game-like elements have been used to Educate, Entertain, and Engage for thousands of years. Some classic game elements are; Points, Badges, and Leaderboards.”
Gamification enhances learning experiences by motivating and encouraging users to learn more and perform better. The system awards points and badges to the users on the completion of tasks like using study material, completing an assessment, finishing a course, and other tasks that can be set according to the requirements of the institution. There is also a leader board that shows the user the maximum no. of points and badges. The learners have a healthy competition amongst them to get on the top of the leader board. A lot of educational institutes and companies can gift the best performer with a special prize or an award for best performance.