On Dec. 7, 2018, Dr. Chu gave a keynote speech on “How to induce and measure long-term benefits in gamified learning?” during the ICGBL 2018 The 3rd International Conference on Game-based Learning at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
In this talk, he used his highly successfully gamified learning platform “Reading Battle” to illustrate how gamified platforms can lead to long-term benefits for learners. Gamified learning is often criticized for merely encouraging extrinsic motivations and that it is detrimental to intrinsic motivation. Critics believe that when the extrinsic rewards are taken away, learners will no longer be motivated and “return to normal” – meaning that they will return to their “old” learning mode. However, Dr. Chu’s talk demonstrated various properly designed gamified platforms which can help students transform their extrinsic motivation into intrinsic motivation; ergo, the habit of learning can be sustained.
For a demonstration of Reading Battle, please click the thumbnail above.