ERIC Number: EJ1144580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Gamification in the Business Communication Course
Veltsos, Jennifer R.
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v80 n2 p194-216 Jun 2017
Interest in gamification in higher education has been growing steadily in the past decade. Using games and game elements has been shown to increase student engagement, motivation, and autonomy. This article draws parallels between game elements, instructional design, and the teaching of business and professional communication. It suggests ways that teachers can incorporate game elements into their courses (or perhaps identifies ways in which readers are already doing so without realizing it). The article concludes with an example of how game elements are used in the design of an introductory business communication course.
Descriptors: Business Communication, Instructional Design, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Game Theory, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Design, Change Strategies, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Business Administration Education
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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