A Decade Into Experiments With Gamification, Edtech Rethinks How to Motivate Learners
MAY 9, 2023
Manuj Dhariwal and Shruti Dhariwal, a pair of Ph.D. candidates at MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten research group, say it all started with a single piece of feedback: “Just make learning fun.” Scrawled across a form, the advice came from a group of 12 year olds at a mindfulness retreat hosted at a school near MIT. “These kids had spent all their free time at the retreat talking about online shooting-based video games,” says Manuj Dhariwal, laughing.
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