I have been really fascinated about how to add gamification to learning. I think competition is a great thing and we can capitalize on it more. Furthurmore what is amazing to me is that it is more about just achieving something for achievement sake and not comparing students to each other, although this naturally happens.
All and all I think Gamification is a good thing in education. For those of you who have created your niche site and are also teaching online it is very easy to ad gamification to your website via badges. More on that in the next post.