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Improving learning experiences through gamification: a case study


Geelan, B and de Salas, K and Lewis, I and King, C and Edwards, D and O'Mara, A, Improving learning experiences through gamification: a case study, Australian Educational Computing, 30, (1) pp. 1-21. ISSN 0816-9020 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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Gamified learning systems are becoming increasingly common within educational institutions, however there is a lack of understanding on the elements of gamification that influence, either positively or negatively, the learning experiences of students using these systems. This study examines an existing gamified learning tool implemented within an Australian university, and explores the aspects of this system that impact upon the student experience. It was found that positive influences included a combination of motivational and game-based elements such as presentation of content, self-efficacy of learning experiences, and feedback that positively influence students. Additionally, aspects of the system that negatively influenced learning experiences included issues such as interaction flaws and compatibility issues.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:games, gamification, higher education
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Geelan, B (Mr Benjamin Geelan)
UTAS Author:de Salas, K (Associate Professor Kristy de Salas)
UTAS Author:Lewis, I (Dr Ian Lewis)
UTAS Author:King, C (Dr Carolyn King)
UTAS Author:Edwards, D (Dr Dale Edwards)
UTAS Author:O'Mara, A (Mr Aidan O'Mara)
ID Code:102383
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2015-08-18
Last Modified:2018-03-28
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