Zum Inhalt springen

Fostering Engagement with Gamification: Review of Current Practices on Online Learning Platforms

Author: Hansch, A., Newman, C., Schildhauer, T.
Published in:
Year: 2015
Type: Working paper

Student engagement is an important component of every learning process. Platforms offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other online learning formats are looking for new ways to improve participation. One approach to foster greater user engagement that has recently risen to prominence in many fields is gamification. In this explorative study, we examine the motivational potential of gamification in online learning. After a review of the dynamic academic debates surrounding this relatively young field, we also try to shed some light on how practitioners are approaching gamification. Through an in-depth analysis of four platforms, we provide a survey of how experts are thinking about the design and implementation of gamification in online learning environments.

Visit publication


Connected HIIG researchers

Anna Hansch, Dr.

Ehem. Assoziierte Forscherin: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Aktuelle HIIG-Aktivitäten entdecken

Forschungsthemen im Fokus

Das HIIG beschäftigt sich mit spannenden Themen. Erfahren Sie mehr über unsere interdisziplinäre Pionierarbeit im öffentlichen Diskurs.