Education with fun? No problem! An educational app incorporated with a gaming element was developed by Incubasys for ZU to help their students learn better
Zayed University has established itself as the premier national university in the UAE and a regional leader in educational innovation and change. A federal government initiative, ZU has become the leader in tertiary education programs in the Middle East and accepts local and international students.
A large proportion of ZU students are from the GCC – which means the focus on English is key part of their syllabus. Leading the innovation, ZU approached Incubasys to develop an educational app for students to improve the English language and vocabulary skills. A vital part of the requirements was for the app to be a fun and engaging experience so that the students actually are not just learning but enjoying the activities offered.
Incubasys went about developing the application concept to incorporate a competitive gaming element that would get the students hooked instantly. The lure of rewards in the form of points and boasting rights with a leaderboard implementation meant that the app was an instant hit. A huge improvement in student learning and engagement, vital data and suggestions on improving the course and plans to add more activities and subjects were some of the significant achievements of this project.A massive success, this project owes plaudits for ZU for innovation in learning! And Incubasys for helping them achieve their vision!