Gamification What?

I’m taking a seminar this semester in eLearning. I find it fascinating because the typical classroom these days is very technology heavy so I’m learning things I can apply to my classroom to improve a variety of areas.

I have to write a research paper over an eLearning topic and I’m kinda stumped on what I really want to write about for 1000+ words. I can talk on and on but I really want it to be something of benefit to my classroom. 


One of the topics that we will be covering in weeks to come is gamification. It is interesting that experts give the younger generation a hard time because of screen time and such, yet our classrooms are turning to learning games and online lessons instead of improving the old school methods. I need a question out of this topic to guide my paper but I’m at a loss. Any ideas floating around out there?