Non-Degree / Dates: 20-24 JANUARY 2020

Gamification is a process that helps you create interesting, interactive and fun content from the mundane by adding game-inspired elements. The best part about gamification is that it can be applied to many aspects in life, the fields of business, marketing and education being just a few examples.

This Tallinn Winter School course is about designing a gamified product or service. Adding game elements to your content gives you a chance to widen your engagement and attract a wider audience. The TWS Gamification Workshop explores the concept of gamification through real-life examples, and then gives participants the opportunity to work in a team to develop their own working prototype. Teams will develop their own projects from an idea through design to working prototype. Topics covered during this course:

– Introducing participants
– The nature of gamification and gamification design process
– Examples of gamification
– Generating and selecting ideas for gamification.
– Forming teams and dividing roles
– Designing challenges
– Designing intrinsic motivators
– Designing extrinsic motivators
– Design of feedback and progress
– Incorporation of entertaining elements
– Other game elements
– Prototype development
– Prototype presentation and testing

Why this course?

  • The knowledge on using game-design elements and game principles is useful in many fields, including business, marketing, education etc.

  • You get to develop your idea into a working prototype.

Teacher(s)

Digital Learning Games master’s programme teachers and students.

Mikhail Fiadotau, MA is a lecturer in the School of Digital Technologies at Tallinn University, where he primarily teaches in the Digital Learning Games MSc programme. His research covers such areas as game production, serious games and game-based learning, games education, and the cultural heterogeneity of gaming communities and practices. Mikhail has also been a participant in European research and development projects focusing on serious games and gamification.

David Upshall graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a degree in psychology and spent four years as an educator. Recently he has worked as a learning games evaluator for Education Alliance Finland and as a freelance graphic designer. David is currently on the Digital Learning Games Master’s degree programme, specialising in interaction design and writing his thesis on gamification.

Peadar Callaghan, MA is Chief Executive Officer at Integrated Game Solutions. He graduated from the University of Limerick with an MA in English Language Teaching. Peadar has worked as an educator in a number of countries from South Korea to Saudi Arabia. He has employed games and gamification in much of his work and is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in Digital Learning Games at Tallinn University.

Timetable

Classes take place from Monday to Friday 10:00-16:00. Please see also the full schedule.

Participants

This course is suitable for all people who are interested in adding game elements in to nongame environment.

Credit points

Upon full participation and completion of course work students will be awarded 2 ECTS points and a certificate of completion.

Course fee

250 EUR / 200 EUR for students

Accommodation and meals are not included in the the price.