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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Gamification by University of Pennsylvania

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About the Course

Gamification is the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems, such as business and social impact challenges. This course will teach you the mechanisms of gamification, why it has such tremendous potential, and how to use it effectively. For additional information on the concepts described in the course, you can purchase Professor Werbach's book For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business in print or ebook format in several languages....

Top reviews

May 22, 2019

Excellent course! I found it very useful. It really builds a super strong foundation to think about this User Motivation and UX. The word Gamification is something that some people like and some hate.

Jun 16, 2017

Very structured and interesting class about gamification. Kevin is a very engaging teacher and this course was perfect introduction to gamification. I highly recommend the course. Thank you very much!

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By Esteban U Z

Sep 16, 2019

There are some videos in English language without translate :(

By priyam g

Jan 18, 2017

Its a great course to learn the basics of gamification.

By ShunHsiang C

Jul 3, 2016

very clear and give us whole picture on gamification.

By 陈扬兵

Aug 27, 2017

good course , learned a lot, actually great course

By Tom H

Mar 10, 2016

It good insight in gamifiacation processes.

By Szabolcs M

Jan 24, 2016

Very useful, sometimes not very exciting.

By Drakon D

Jun 29, 2017

неплохой но слишком долгий, много теории

By Alfredo L

Dec 27, 2015

Very interesting and very much useful.

By ujjwal d

Jul 10, 2018

Very informative and well presented.

By Logan P

Jun 16, 2020

Long, but thorough and worthwhile.

By Miguel W

Apr 2, 2018

Unique and well presented course

By Eulises Z

Mar 26, 2018

Not all the course is on spanish

By Rob S

Dec 30, 2015

Enjoyed the course very much.

By Gordon B

Dec 20, 2015

Well worth the time invested!

By Sadek k

Nov 12, 2015

Simple, intuitive and updated

By Davide C

Oct 6, 2020

Good course with exercizes

By Alexandros T

Feb 12, 2016

Really interesting Course!

By Leon C

Jun 26, 2017


By Claudio F

May 9, 2017

you should update it.

By Vittorio I

Aug 3, 2017

I enjoyed the course

By Archer M (

Mar 21, 2016

Very useful course.

By Santiago M

Jun 30, 2017

Great course

By Daniel I

Jan 26, 2017

muy útil

By amilcar s

Dec 10, 2017


By David S

Apr 8, 2016

The main critic I can place on this course is its accuracy in time. I clearly felt while taking the class that it was recorded a few years ago and went unchanged since then. The professor mentions examples dating of 2011 for instance and some links were unfortunately not accurate anymore or referring to broken pages (even more important when the link is in the final exam!). This makes the participant’s feelings that the course isn’t really maintained or updated. I would say this is particularly troubling for such a class because even though the basic concepts won’t change, I expect this field of research to advance significantly year over year. We know how fast the digital world is moving and it is the same with games. Mobile games are expanding, MMO games are more and more present and new games designs are appearing. Hence these new developments have to have impacts on the gamification elements. We could think of games structures, designs, elements, etc. I am sure the professor will agrees with me.

This being said, the course was overall good. Content is satisfying with lots of concepts, examples to explain them and real life application. The professor did a great job in making the lectures interesting and easy to follow. Written assignments were a good way to make sure we understand and immediately apply the concepts of the lecture. I liked it.

Thank you for providing this interesting field of research on Coursera and all the best in your research in Gamification!