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Exploring the impact of gamification on student engagement and involvement with e-learning systems

Exploring the impact of gamification on student engagement and involvement with e-learning systems
Exploring the impact of gamification on student engagement and involvement with e-learning systems
In spite of the unprecedented popularity to use innovative gaming concepts within the educational context in order to promote active learning, engage people and solve motivational problems, there is an emerging body of research work arguing that gamification is not effective to increase neither the students engagement nor the learning outcomes. In this research paper, an empirical study is conducted to explore how gamification can firstly affect the student learning engagement and the interactivity level with e-learning technologies. Secondly, whether it can be considered as a driving thrust to support sustained learning. A question board is designed and implemented to enable students ask and answer questions related to their taught modules where academic staff can also contribute and validate the most correct answers. The acquisition of data is performed through a period of 10 months in order to investigate the gamification impact over time. The gamified platform was integrated with the online e-learning portal of a university where the adoption of e-learning is considered extremely poor. The obtained results have revealed that gamification can be considered as a valuable tool to entice users for the uptake of educational systems and increase their interactivity and engagement.
e-Learning, gamification, interactive learning environments, student engagement
1049-4820
Bouchrika, Imed
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Harrati, Nouzha
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Wanick Vieira, Vanissa
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Wills, Gary
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Bouchrika, Imed
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Harrati, Nouzha
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Wanick Vieira, Vanissa
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Wills, Gary
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Bouchrika, Imed, Harrati, Nouzha, Wanick Vieira, Vanissa and Wills, Gary (2019) Exploring the impact of gamification on student engagement and involvement with e-learning systems. Interactive Learning Environments. (doi:10.1080/10494820.2019.1623267).

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In spite of the unprecedented popularity to use innovative gaming concepts within the educational context in order to promote active learning, engage people and solve motivational problems, there is an emerging body of research work arguing that gamification is not effective to increase neither the students engagement nor the learning outcomes. In this research paper, an empirical study is conducted to explore how gamification can firstly affect the student learning engagement and the interactivity level with e-learning technologies. Secondly, whether it can be considered as a driving thrust to support sustained learning. A question board is designed and implemented to enable students ask and answer questions related to their taught modules where academic staff can also contribute and validate the most correct answers. The acquisition of data is performed through a period of 10 months in order to investigate the gamification impact over time. The gamified platform was integrated with the online e-learning portal of a university where the adoption of e-learning is considered extremely poor. The obtained results have revealed that gamification can be considered as a valuable tool to entice users for the uptake of educational systems and increase their interactivity and engagement.

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Accepted/In Press date: 21 May 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 7 June 2019
Keywords: e-Learning, gamification, interactive learning environments, student engagement

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Local EPrints ID: 432025
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432025
ISSN: 1049-4820
PURE UUID: bebd795b-fd7e-4b7f-a199-4dc227d34bf1
ORCID for Vanissa Wanick Vieira: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6367-1202
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 26 Jun 2019 16:30
Last modified: 10 Sep 2019 00:53

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Author: Imed Bouchrika
Author: Nouzha Harrati
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD

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