We learned about gamification at lecturer session with Dr. Nor Hafizah in week 6. The definition of gamification is the application of gaming mechanics to non-gaming environments, especially when it adapt on the learning environment. What we mean by this is that gaming mechanics is by having points, levels and awards. Thus, it help make boring tasks to more fun and exciting. Gamification leverages our desires for status, achievement, competition to increase engagement. The most important part for a teacher when it comes to create gamification to their student is according to student’s level and suitability to their standard. Teacher need to know their students level and by that, they can create the game according to their standard and achieve meaningful learning.
Other than that, benefits of gamification in learning is better communication skills as they will communicate with their friends. They also will achieve meaningful learning process as they will discuss and share the question and answer with friends and teacher. While, it can reduce disruptive behaviour as the activity involve everyone in the class so it required them to focus on their game. However, it can encourage students engagement in learning and make them anticipate with every activities that done by the teacher in class. Many gamification models reward the user for completing the desired task and a leader board is then utilised so they strive for further improvement. These elements result in a gamification platform with high levels of engagement and a willingness to return on numerous occasions.
Moreover, what I learned in tutorial class was about image authenticity, how to link URL at the side bar, embedded html in our Weebly, media is a medium conventional and contemporary while it is a platform used to deliver information that using different kinds of elements. Nevertheless, we learned about the different between graphic video and animation (Powtoon, Animaker) which, video is real and animation is something that made up and create by people. Lastly, we learned the importance to shoot a video with different angle, which is to create mood in video and to make it more understandable.