Many forward-thinking institutions have experimented with gamification in courses with great success as they seek to bolster student success.

A gamified career academy aims to boost student success


Many forward-thinking institutions have experimented with gamifying courses with great success as they seek to bolster student success

A new gamified learning support center at San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) is the latest innovative educational offering using gamification to engage students and ensure that students are motivated to continue their learning.

The Career Academy is a new resource for SJVC online students, and the gamified learning support center will be available to every student who is part of all SJVC’s online programs, including dental hygiene, construction management, healthcare management, respiratory therapy, information technology, and more.

“The Career Academy is a whole new way to integrate course, program and institutional outcomes into an interactive lifelong learning hub. Online students can learn, socialize, explore, compete, achieve mastery and collaborate while having fun working towards their future. The goal is to provide students with coaching, training and motivation for lifelong learning during their time at SJVC,” according to an SJVC blog post.

Games, puzzles, and different modules will offer students tailored content curated for the individual based on their academic program and an assessment. It focuses on the co-curricular learning outcomes that will help students achieve success.

Laura Ascione