Engaging distant learners is a difficult task. They are constantly confronted with distractions and demands on their time. So how can we create instruction that pulls learners into the content and helps them gain the knowledge required to be successful? One method is to employ the concept of gamification. Explore the use of game elements to challenge learners, generate curiosity and create immediate feedback. Learn how to balance the elements of story, action and uncertainty to simulate thinking and engagement. In this interactive, evidence-based keynote you will experience first-hand how gamification motivates learners, increases retention and leads to desired learning outcomes.