Gamification is not a ‘cure all’ for your training woes but it’s not a placebo. I think it provides a lot of potential fun in work environment plus self direction for the learner as well. I downloaded Jetpack Joyride (JPJ)for my smart phone and I’ve logged more hours on it than I care to tell you. It’s a really fun and shockingly simple game. Educationally it’s gamification at it’s most useless, but I’d like to highlight some parallels and where we can take inspiration from it. A quick qualifier, I fully admit that these are not my ideas but as I discover them I like to connect the dots.