Review of THE GAMIFICATION OF LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION FIELDBOOK by Kapp, Blair, and Mesch
Title: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook
Author: Karl M. Kapp, Lucas Blair, and Rich Mesch
What It's About: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook
What I Liked About It: As a teacher, I'm always looking for new and effective ways to engage students. I'm also very interested in the concept of gamification because I think game mechanics can be used to great effect to build motivation in people. This book does a great job of discussing games, gamification, and simulations and how to apply them to the classroom setting. I love the clear and comprehensive nature of the information covered. The authors outline the nature of interactive learning events, why they're important, and some basics of where to come up with ideas for them. Then there are contributions throughout the book of specific ways to incorporate ILEs to the classroom. If you're a teacher and you're into gaming, this is a great book for putting gamification into practice.