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Games-based online course design: Prototype of gamification for online tutors

Games-based online course design: Prototype of gamification for online tutors
Games-based online course design: Prototype of gamification for online tutors

With the ubiquity of interactive games in students’ lives and the rise of gamified experiences across the web and mobile applications, online tutors and practitioners of technology enhanced learning have been inspired to incorporate games-based elements. This paper introduces a prototype of an online application that helps online tutors to embed gaming to design their online course. We developed a framework for online course leaders which explains how Wikis (as an online learning platform) can support students’ learning, interaction, and sharing of knowledge in the online community. We are presenting a metaphor for the course design in a gameboard like “snakes and ladders”. This metaphoric game enables online tutors to elaborate online interaction among their students. The game methodological design approach for this metaphoric game merges different pedagogical theories such as (socio-constructivism) with practice in online learning (Wiki) and gives the online tutor an idea about what theory/approach is used when selecting any technological tool or moving forward in the game. This framework could help tutors, educational institutions and students to use a common language with students to describe their teaching and learning activities. Primarily, it helps tutors to make decisions about learning activities, facilitate, guide and support students’ communication and collaboration.

Community of practice, Games-based learning, Motivation, Online course design, Social
249-257
Dechema e.V.
Ismail, Nashwa
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Tyler-Jones, Mathew
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Ismail, Nashwa
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Tyler-Jones, Mathew
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Ismail, Nashwa and Tyler-Jones, Mathew (2018) Games-based online course design: Prototype of gamification for online tutors. In Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Game-Based Learning, ECGBL 2018. vol. 2018-October, Dechema e.V. pp. 249-257 .

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Abstract

With the ubiquity of interactive games in students’ lives and the rise of gamified experiences across the web and mobile applications, online tutors and practitioners of technology enhanced learning have been inspired to incorporate games-based elements. This paper introduces a prototype of an online application that helps online tutors to embed gaming to design their online course. We developed a framework for online course leaders which explains how Wikis (as an online learning platform) can support students’ learning, interaction, and sharing of knowledge in the online community. We are presenting a metaphor for the course design in a gameboard like “snakes and ladders”. This metaphoric game enables online tutors to elaborate online interaction among their students. The game methodological design approach for this metaphoric game merges different pedagogical theories such as (socio-constructivism) with practice in online learning (Wiki) and gives the online tutor an idea about what theory/approach is used when selecting any technological tool or moving forward in the game. This framework could help tutors, educational institutions and students to use a common language with students to describe their teaching and learning activities. Primarily, it helps tutors to make decisions about learning activities, facilitate, guide and support students’ communication and collaboration.

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Published date: 2018
Venue - Dates: 12th European Conference on Game Based Learning, ECGBL 2018, Sophia Antipolis, France, 2018-10-04 - 2018-10-05
Keywords: Community of practice, Games-based learning, Motivation, Online course design, Social

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Local EPrints ID: 427254
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/427254
PURE UUID: 7656c18d-e14c-4f09-967b-de9706e55992

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Date deposited: 10 Jan 2019 17:30
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 17:39

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Author: Nashwa Ismail
Author: Mathew Tyler-Jones

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