Gamification or the application of game principles in instruction refers to the integration of organizational principles and reward structures of games and play to motivate learning in formal and informal contexts. The "7 Things You Should Read About..." series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative provides a concise set of resources on emerging learning technologies meant to provide a quick understanding on the topic. Topics are sourced from ELI’s “7 Things You Should Know About...” series, which also contains an issue on games and learning. You may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI publications page.