Gamification: building educational games to drive learning with Cogniss


Technology can drive learning by using games to increase engagement and motivate students to retain knowledge and improve skills. 

Gamification has opened up powerful new modes of learning and behavior change. Leveraging the important advances in cognitive research, and, when properly harnessed, can unlock innovative solutions to complex real-world challenges.

Leon Young from Cogniss will take you through all the steps you need to build engaging interactive experiences. 

What you will learn

– The science of how games influence neuropsychology and learning. 
– How you can encourage behavioural change with apps.
– The keys to building an effective educational game.


This session will be delivered online. Registered attendees will receive an email with login informantion prior to the event commencement.

About Leon

For Leon, Cogniss represents the culmination of a creative digital career that spans education, advertising and marketing, behavior change and games. Starting as a professional games developer at age 14, Leon’s cross-disciplinary career has allowed him to develop a skill synthesizing complex theory and technology into simple, practical solutions.

Leon started working in online learning in 1999 and has since developed a deep interest in the intersection of psychology and neuroscience. He has dedicated himself to the practical application of these fields of endeavor to inform the design of technology-based solutions that aim to improve quality of life.

About Cogniss

Cogniss is a platform on which educators and students can create their own sophisticated educational apps and games for any subject at low or no cost. We’re improving the speed and quality with which solutions tailored to students’ needs can be developed, tested and distributed. App creators access a range of features blending neuroscience, psychology, AI and games (2D, 3D, AR and VR) through a simple point-and-click interface. The platform includes Cogniss Insights, a data analytics platform for tracking how and where learning is occurring. We’re also building a global community of edtech pioneers to exchange ideas, conduct research and address new or neglected educational challenges.

About EduGrowth

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