How Video Games Helps Improve The Lives Of Thousands Of People Around The World

895 Words Aug 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
Changing behavior is a difficult task. It is difficult to quit smoking, save more money, or choose to take the stairs instead of taking the elevator. Behavior change is even more complicated when problems related to access are added. Development professionals are committed to the cause of finding and implementing solutions that help improve the lives of thousands of people around the world. One aspect of the challenge is to have really good solutions, but the biggest challenge (often ignored) is to ensure that solutions are accepted by the people who should benefit. This is to ensure that people change their behavior so that solutions are part of their daily lives. Behaviors, even rigid, can be modified if given information, it is remembered and acts accordingly. We need effective communication to inspire change. That 's where games come in. Video games can target these social constructions and motivate people to challenge them in an entertaining way. Games can make young people feel comfortable talking about it and allow the use of technology and the interactive nature of video games to promote social change. The Gamification is the process of incorporating elements of games like sense of mission, rewards, competition to gain points and fun to motivate students to take those actions that will allow them to learn what their teachers want them to learn. The exploits gamification mechanisms are intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Gamification is becoming more prevalent in…
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