Gamification Explained

What exactly is gamificaiton?

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Gamification Explained: In this free online course, you'll learn about the basics of gamification and what it does. The course will cover the three core elements of gamification including dynamics, mechanics, and components.

Your Instructor

Dave Eng
Dave Eng

Dave Eng is an intellectual and creative educator, designer, and researcher who combines games, theory, and technology to define next practice. He has over 12 years of higher education experience working in student affairs, administration, and the faculty. His accolades include the book *Other Duties as Assigned: Student Affairs on Semester at Sea; an interview by the New York Times on serving“Suitcase Schools;” as well presenting and speaking at over 20 different academic and professional conferences.

Dave serves as a clinical professor & educational technologist at New York University’s School of Professional Studies and a professor of practice of table top game design at Troy University. He also advises student affairs professionals on their job search in his role as Provost at The Job Hakr. His research interests include learning theory, technology, and games.Find out more at

Fun Fact: He has been seasick in every time zone.

New York University School of Professional Studies
Troy University
The Job Hakr

Northeastern University, EdD
New York University, MA
University of Hartford, BA

Frequently Asked Questions

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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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