Press Start! Engage your students through gamification!

Wednesday, 15 December, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:45

Gamification or the process of adding game-like elements in a particular setting is gaining popularity in the higher education setting. This phenomenon is due to the positive effect of gamification in engaging the students in the cognitive, behavioral, and affective domains. To further understand how gamification works, we will be looking into the MDA (Mechanics, Dynamics, and Aesthetics) framework to understand the consumption and production of game artifacts and how it can affect your gamification design. We will also unpack the GAFCC-F (goal, access, feedback, collaboration, challenges, fantasy) model to leverage the various motivational elements to enhance students’ learning experience. 
In this session, we examined two cases at the University of Hong Kong. We looked into how the course team applied the MDA Framework and GAFCC-F model in their game design. We also played and experienced a sample of these games and wrap up with tips and tricks to start your own gamification journey.


Donn GondaDonn Gonda
Instructional Designer
Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
The University of Hong Kong

Donn Gonda is an Instructional Designer at the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and a Lecturer at the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. His areas of expertise are developing and evaluating higher education courses, teaching and training instructional design skills, and leveraging analytics and research to innovate teaching and learning. He has led several e-learning projects, including MOOC, SPOC, blended learning, and flipped classroom.

Workshop Materials:

- PowerPoint Presentation
- Video


Organized by:

Center for Education Innovation (CEI)