A conceptual framework to implement gamification on online courses of computer programming learning: implementation

Martinha Piteira, Carlos J. Costa, Manuela Aparicio

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On the last years, gamification has studient in variuous contexts, such as marketing, health, sports and education. According to literature, gamification integrates "elements of game design in non-game context", with the objective of increasing users' engagement in certain activities. Therefore gamification integration on information systems should follow a formal and clear design process. However, these gamification design processes for specific contexts are not still defined. Thus, based on a literature review the authors proposed in a previously conducted study a framework for the implementation of gamification in online courses of computer programming learning. The framework is composed of the following dimensions: target audience, general goals, learning outcomes, topics, contents, gamification, cognitive absorption, flow, and personality. In the scope of this paper, authors present and describe the implementation of the conceptual framework. In order to achieve the objective, an online course of fundamentals of programming was designed and implemented, based on the previously proposed framework having then been launched a questionnaire to the students who attended the online course. The student's attitudes towards game elements have been identified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI2017)
PublisherIATED Academy
ISBN (Print) 978-84-697-6957-7
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event10th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation - Seville, Spain, Seville, Spain
Duration: 16 Nov 201718 Nov 2017
Conference number: 10th

Publication series

NameICERI Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2340-1095


Conference10th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Abbreviated titleICERI


  • programming
  • gamification
  • framework
  • e-Learning

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