- Proceedings were also live streamed in various higher education institutions including IIM Kozhikode, IIM Visakhapatnam, SP Jain School of Management (Mumbai) and more
Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) of Lovely Professional University (LPU) organized three-day Workshop on ‘Gamification’. The workshop witnessed enthusiastic participation from both corporate and academic sectors. Proceedings of the workshop were also live streamed in various top institutions for higher education including IIM Kozhikode, IIM Visakhapatnam, SP Jain School of Management (Mumbai), Sharda University (New Delhi) and many more. The workshop proved to be a complete insight into designing a ‘Gamification’ framework. It was intended to highlight the design, system, structure and finally the futuristic vision of application of Gamification.
Workshop forwarded that gamification is the application of typical elements of game playing, including point scoring, competition with others and more. These elements are applied to other areas of activities, like an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service. So, it can be further elaborated as the application of game-design elements and game principles in the non-game contexts to improve user engagement, organizational productivity, flow, learning, evaluation and more. Thus, Gamification can also improve an individual's ability to comprehend digital content and understand a certain area of work. Presently, ‘Gamification’ has become an integral part of one’s life, irrespective of segment or strata one belongs to. It helps organizations to engage their task force in best possible way for enhancing their efficiency and adding a thrill & enjoyment to the work.
Executive Dean at Faculty of Technology and Sciences of LPU, Prof (Dr) Lovi Raj Gupta was the resource person, who maintained an energetic environment during the workshop. Dr Gupta explained in practical form what all is ‘Gamification’, why it is valuable, how it is applied, and where all it can be functional. Explaining in details what are prevalent applications and trends, the workshop underlined ability to implement the design thinking for almost anything. Presenting a unique pedagogy combined with instructor led interactions, Dr Gupta drew vibrant attention of the participants through on the spot activities and a master project presentation by each participant. Thus, the workshop stimulated self-learning amongst participants.
Illustrative, HRD Centre at LPU is committed to provide excellent training opportunities to LPU faculty & staff members as a whole and entire teaching community in general. The primary focus is to bridge the industry-academia gap and lay a strong foundation of job readiness for students. Such development programs are sure to update and upgrade teachers who in turn are to shape their students as per global needs. Prior to this workshop, HRD Centre had also organized another two day ‘workshop on school mental health’ for faculty members, students, psychologists and special educators from all over the region. Consultant Clinical Psychologist, at Max Health Care, Delhi and Director at Psychological Academic Learning Services for Children & Adults (PALS) Dr Deepali Batra was invited as the Resource Person.