About Lizzie Merritt

Lizzie is a Student Coach for Mirasee, as well as a blogger, teacher and fitness expert. She loves learning about a whole range of things, but especially behavioral psychology and weight loss.

gamification in education

3 Features of Video Games that Make Your Online Course More Engaging and Effective

“Either I’m going to kill myself, or I’m going to make this into a game.” That’s what professional game designer, speaker, and author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World, Jane McGonigal, thought about her slow and painful recovery from concussion. She found a way to make even that dreary process more engaging and motivating by applying the gamification principles she uses at work. If games …