By implementing gamification in education, learn how you can use digital badges to gamify your online course.
A game element that is often used in gamified systems is badges. In most real-world gamified systems, badges are used to reward individuals for completing a task or learning a skill. For example, the Boy and Girl Scouts program. Similarly, digital badges can be used to gamify your online course by rewarding them to learners who have completed a course or gained proficiency in a skill.
Digital badges are digital symbols of recognition or accomplishment that can be displayed on websites, emails, and resumes. They are usually awarded for completing a particular task or achieving a certain level of proficiency in a skill. They are becoming increasingly popular in the workplace and beyond. Also, they provide a powerful way to recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations.
A digital badge is made up of several components including a unique badge ID, an image, a description of the accomplishment, and metadata that can be used to verify the authenticity of the badge.
Digital Badges Create A Feeling Of Accomplishment
A feature of a video game that many people try to replicate is that playing a game is voluntary. People are not forced to play them, they play them out of their own will. Every game has a similar structure. You start at one point and need to reach an endpoint, using any means you have at your disposal. And while this is similar to an online course, most people find themselves forced to learn them. That is, they don’t feel like they are learning out of their own free will.
Basically, games want you to get better at something. And to encourage you to do that, they flash rewards in front of you, which in most cases increases your enjoyment of the game. We can apply this same mechanic in your online course. Digital badges are the rewards of online courses, or they have to be depicted as such. They indicate that you have accomplished something, and this makes them more desirable for a student to keep learning, instead of something that inherently doesn’t sound or feel that rewarding.
Here’s How Hyperstack Can Help
Students will want to get better at something that they are learning or doing in a course. And therefore, incorporating digital badges as mentioned earlier not only increases their drive to do that, but it also increases their overall enjoyment when completing a certain activity.
Hyperstack’s Credential Cloud is the premier service for issuing digital certificates and badges that are tamper-proof, instantly verifiable, and securely stored on the blockchain. With Hyperstack, you can create, design, and automate the issuance of digital badges so that a learner on your online course can automatically receive digital badges upon learning a skill or completing a course.
Digital badges can act as a reward mechanic for learners in your online courses. They can be used to engage them and motivate them to complete your course. With Hyperstack, you can create, design, and issue digital badges and track them to see which courses attract more learners and which cause more to drop out.