Seriously, I’ve been reading articles after articles that start out like that: “Gamification is not about playing games.” Then they go on with game design, game elements, even examples of games in learning. And finally, they conclude that gamification is not about creating or playing games. Of course, it’s confusing.
This is my humble attempt to clarify some of the differences between gamification (of learning), game-based learning and game thinking overall. No animals hurt during the presentation but parental guidance is advised as it contains mild violence.