“Gamified” Textbooks? It’s on the Horizon
A prediction about gaming in education, by Gabe Zicherman author of the upcoming book Gamification by Design (O’Reilly, 2011).
I believe we’ll see the first “trans-institution” apps that connect students across different schools. We’ll see the first “gamified” textbooks from publishers while federal and state governments will continue to innovate and support initiatives in education. For adults, applications like MindSnacks, an iPhone app that makes learning languages more fun, will transform how we engage with continuing education. Expect an explosion in apps and services for language, food, finance and geo-location that manipulate game mechanics.