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Gaming the Lecture Hall: Using Social Gamification to Enhance Student Motivation and Participation

  • Sebastian MaderEmail author
  • François Bry
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 916)

Abstract

The traditional lecture is a teaching format that offers students few opportunities for interaction turning them into passive listeners of the lecturers’ presentations what negatively impacts on their learning. With audience response systems, that is technology supporting classroom quizzes, breaks that re-activate the students can be introduced into the lecturers’ presentations. This article reports on an audience response system coupled with a social gamification of quizzes based on teams: Each student is assigned to a team and the students’ answers to quizzes contribute to their teams’ success. An immediate overview of responses to quiz questions and the team standings motivates students to participate in the quizzes. The contribution of this article is threefold: First, a team-based social gamification of quizzes aimed at boosting participation in quizzes and attendance at lectures, second, original technological tools supporting the proposed team-based social gamification, and third, an evaluation of the approach demonstrating its effectiveness.

Keywords

Gamification Audience Response Systems Online Learning Environments 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors are thankful to Jacob Fürst for the implementation of the quizzes and the groundwork for the team-based social gamification described in the article which he did as part of his unpublished bachelor’s thesis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for InformaticsLudwig Maximilian University of MunichMunichGermany

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