Jun 17, 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!
May 23, 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.
by ALESSANDRO S C•
Nov 28, 2018
Good course, rich of contents and turning points to reflect and create new things after the course.
Good interviews with the special guests to enrich the entire course.
Some parts in the end (module 5-6) are explained too quickly and i think that there is material enough to do a larger course about that.
Thx for the opportunity of learning with the staff of a prestigious university in a funny and immersive way.
I will bring notions and knowledge in multiple ways to do my best with it. Thx again.
by Jason T•
Dec 02, 2015
This is a great course that challenged my views on gamification and its application in the sphere of business. I enjoyed thinking through the theoretical principles taught in the lectures and then assessing the potential of gamification to solve for specific business goals. Engaging with classmates to hear different perspectives on the same presented material also added to the depth of insight I gained. I definitely feel my sense of the applicability of gamification has been sharpened.
Apr 01, 2016
The material in this course is great. The material is very thoughtfully structured and presented.
My one, huge comment to the professor is that all of the drawing on the slides is SUPER distracting and unnecessary. If you've got a slide with bullet points of topics you're going to talk about, you really don't need to underline or otherwise indicate them as we go along. Additionally, drawing (images) on the slides will never be better than having a slide with an image already on it.
by Erik H•
Oct 12, 2017
Explains the concepts of gamification from different angles. To me it gave a lot to both discuss gamification from a psychological as well as a game design perspective. What motivation is there, what is intrinsic motivation and much more. I also like that the course had good exercises, which let you use what what you had learned in each chapter. What I didn't like was that it was sometimes hard to get meaningful criticism from the other peers on the written exams.
by Gary R B•
May 13, 2020
This course was great. I loved all the lectures, how it was facilitated and the connections between each week were solid. I do think that doing this in 2020 is a bit dated now in many places. The psychology and behaviour stuff is always relevant but many of the examples are now old and in some cases newer models are out there. There are also huge jumps in gamification examples (think Pokémon GO, Ingress and more) that now exist that would be good to see explored.
by Manuel M•
Jul 29, 2018
The course is really well done and gives an excellent overview over gamification.
If you are already familiar with Game Design, be aware that around 50% of the course talks about Game Design basics. (Which is fundamentally important to understand Gamification).
My only critique is, that sometimes the assignment-rating-cards did not leave much room to distinguish a really good submission from one that only "checked all boxes".
by Kenny S•
Jan 14, 2016
I liked the content and the way is was presented with simple drawings. I like the real live examples. I think about the game of zombies and flowers to analyze onboarding.
I felt that behaviorism and dopamine was not put in context with the rest of psychology and neurotransmitters. It made me feel disappointed.
The interviews were great ! Love them, great question, great answers. BRAVO !
by Sonya B•
Jan 19, 2016
Kevin's course delivery & explanation brings the kind of clarity in concepts & application, a learner truly desires. Very well explained. Thanks, Kevin.
1. there was an advanced course to deep dive into areas of choice
2. there were ways to directly interact & work on a real life project with Kevin & other selected classmates/others learners/practitioners from offline world
by Ildiko W•
Jul 27, 2019
I really liked the course, the professor, the book and the issues it's discussing. It's a super interesting topic!
The course itself could use some updating (it's already a couple of years old) and some of the links in the final exams don't seem to work anymore (they direct you to the same concepts, but the video's referred are not there anymore).
by Francis P P•
May 11, 2020
This course was helpful in introducing gamification to me in a manner beyond the surface level of it, and it provides a well-rounded view of it's potential short-comings. There is also a lot of useful extra resources mentioned in the lectures and other experts' work you can take a deeper dive in explore more gamification related concepts.
by emre s•
Sep 24, 2017
Should be a 4-weeks course. Universities offer 4 weeks courses for teaching R Programming, a six 6 weeks course for gamification? The final exam should be easier and less time consuming. "Check all that apply" obsession unnecessarily makes passing harder. Time is scarce, we want to learn in little time breaks we create for yourself.
by Micael J•
Dec 11, 2015
It is a good but also basic course. Well structured, good ideas, good exercises. But there is not much things to say about this subject in general. Unless you get specific on building gamification for sales force, or for students, etc... Conclusion: It's a great course, but could be more objective and maybe more focused on an area.
by Liudmila N•
Mar 08, 2017
Great course, but I didn't like assignments - what is the reason to make it over complicated - for instance, when you are given multiple choice questions with the only one correct answers. Almost all questions had long descriptions, which together with multiple unswers was a nightmare for not native English speaker.
by Nicholas S•
May 05, 2016
This course is a fantastic introduction to gamification concepts and how they may apply to business or even learning. My only criticism is that the critiques of gamification came at the end of the course, which did not lend a nuanced view of gamification as you are learning about it. Otherwise, great course!
by Stephan C•
Mar 14, 2017
Very interesting course. Very in depth teachings, like the behaviorism, psychology etc.
Didn't much like the peer reviews. Not everybody is giving the needed feedback and it was not easy to follow the schedule. If it's a course I do on the side, I find it more appealing if I can do it on my own tempo.
by Zoltán S•
Mar 12, 2016
I really appreciated the assignment tasks and the interviews, the material itself was ok as well, although was not intensive enough for me. I really missed nice, structured and illustrated transcripts of lessons, such kind of written material could be useful for a reader-type learner as me.
by Naoise G•
Mar 11, 2017
Thorough and well structured. It's a bit dated and could benefit by updating some of the examples, but it has many interesting examples from where to see practical applications of what is taught. The interviews are also valuable although they could be recommended as side material.
by Tiberiu G•
Feb 16, 2017
This was a great course!
The only draw back that I have is that at the end of each video I would have liked a short (less than 1 minute) summary of the ideas discussed in that video. Just a few bullets with the main ideas presented in order to memorize them better.
May 19, 2019
The course uses traditional methods of reports and lecture, making the course not as innovative as it should. Gamification should be more involved in its approach and showing more in-depth tools for the users to apply the gamification tools that is so widely used.
by Hernan M•
May 06, 2016
I really enjoyed the course, and learned a lot from it.
Lessons are clearly explained and I believe the course covers a lot of the key concepts to enter the world of gamification.
I would have appreciate more contact with the professor through the discussion boards.
by Eugene " C•
Feb 28, 2017
It's a very good course. Truly recommend to everyone related to marketing and business development.
4 stars for one reasons - some cases (most actually) are already out-dated. I think that renewing this program, making it more 2017 - would help it greatly.
by James G•
Sep 13, 2019
I enjoyed this course, the instructor, and believe the course content met all of the objectives presented at the beginning. I do think this would be a more impactful course if it was recreated now, as a lot has changed in gamification in the last 7 years.
by Alejandra C V•
Jun 07, 2017
Creo que es un curso que te da un panorama y sustento de la ludificación, se utilizan buenos ejemplos y las tareas son pertinentes. Sin embargo, por motivos de que mi inglés no es bueno y que algunos de los videos no están subtitulados en español.
by Ivan K•
Apr 07, 2017
The material in quite important for me at the moment, and I feel like the course itself is pretty good. The main place to improve for my point of view will be add some information regarding how to apply frameworks course provide in a best way.
by Dimitris P•
Sep 22, 2016
A good and thorough analysis of the aspects of gamification
(+) Professor talked a lot about psychology, motivation
(-) I missed an example of how to make a gamified system from scratch instead than looking at examples from webpages.