What is Gamification in Learning and Education?

Part of the Advances in Game-Based Learning book series (AGBL)


  • Let’s explore the types of games that can be applied for gamification.

  • Let’s understand the definition of gamification.

  • Let’s find out the historical background of gamification.

  • Let’s figure out how gamification is associated with the experience economy and the behavioral economics.

  • Let’s understand the effects of gamification on learning and education.


Game Gamification Definition Experience economy Behavioral economics Effect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of System & Management EngineeringKangwon National UniversityChuncheon-siKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.The Center for Instructional Technology Solutions in Industry and Education (CITSIE)Virginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.School of EducationVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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