Games are becoming increasingly prevalent in education, both in traditional school settings and beyond. In this Disputatio webtext, we look specifically at one application of games for pedagogical use: gamification. Rather than introducing a pre-exisiting game into the learning spaces, gamification adds elements of games into educational (or other) spaces. After a brief exploration of the debates surrounding the term, we present two successful uses of gamification. The first, C’s the Day, is a game run as part of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. We discuss C’s the Day from the perspective of a creator (Wendi) and winner (Kyle), roles that are present in any game but which also complicate issues of agency and community in the particular rhetorical situations of gameplay. Our second example, FYC’s the Day, is based on the original C’s the Day game and was part of the instructor orientation at the University of South Florida.

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