79% of learners believe they would be more productive and motivated if their learning environment was more like a game (eLearning Industry). So the question is, are you paying attention to gamification in your eLearning development initiatives? Are you striving to make your courses more game-like? Many people find that games help them to retain more information. They have the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into practice, and learn valuable principles and systems for success along the way. Gamification encourages competitive tendencies among your course participants. Why is this beneficial? Because it drives up engagement. Whether it’s the use of a leaderboard, rewards and incentives, or an experience-based leveling system (role-playing game lovers will understand the appeal), using game-like elements in your e-learning development can be particularly effective. Here are some suggestions on how to increase competitive tendencies using gamification.