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ERIC Number: EJ1090246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Teaching Technology Integration to K-12 Educators: A "Gamified" Approach
Kopcha, Theodore J.; Ding, Lu; Neumann, Kalianne L.; Choi, Ikseon
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v60 n1 p62-69 Jan 2016
The purpose of this paper is to present the course design and evaluative data associated with the learning experiences of practicing teachers engaged in a gamified approach to a graduate level course on technology integration. Twenty-two teachers across three offerings of the course completed a survey examining their experience with the gamified course and course elements. Survey mean scores were positive overall. Participants reported they were motivated by the gaming principles incorporated into the course, including the use of badges and awards and the opportunity to tailor course experience to their own interests. Participant responses to open-ended items similarly revealed that recognition and autonomy were important aspects of their learning experience. Implications for the theory and design of a gamified course within teacher education are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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