Gamification of the Learning Process: Lessons Learned

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Title: Gamification of the Learning Process: Lessons Learned
Authors: Llorens Largo, Faraón | Gallego-Durán, Francisco J. | Villagrá-Arnedo, Carlos-José | Compañ, Patricia | Satorre Cuerda, Rosana | Molina-Carmona, Rafael
Research Group/s: Informática Industrial e Inteligencia Artificial
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencia de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial
Keywords: Gamification | Fun | Motivation | Feedback | Trial and error | Experimentation | Autonomy
Knowledge Area: Ciencia de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial
Issue Date: 20-Oct-2016
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje. 2016, 11(4): 227-234. doi:10.1109/RITA.2016.2619138
Abstract: Although several definitions of gamification can be found in the literature, they all have in common certain aspects: the application of strategies, models, dynamics, mechanics, and elements of the games in other contexts than games, and the objective of producing a playful experience that fosters motivation, involvement, and fun. In this paper, our approach gamifying the learning process of a subject is presented. Our experience throughout time in using games and gamification in learning have led us to propose, lately, a personalized, automated, and gamified learning system. As a result of this experience and after several years of continuous feedback from our students, we have learned several lessons on how to approach the task of gamification. These lessons are summarized in the following concepts: fun, motivation, autonomy, progressiveness, feedback, error tolerance, experimentation, creativity, and adaptation to the specific case. The final aim is sharing our experience and opening a debate about what key elements the gamification lie in.
ISSN: 1932-8540
DOI: 10.1109/RITA.2016.2619138
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2016 IEEE
Peer Review: si
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