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ERIC Number: EJ1144465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Setting Engineering Students up for Success in the 21st Century: Integrating Gamification and Crowdsourcing into a CDIO-Based Web Design Course
Song, Donglei; Tavares, Adriano; Pinto, Sandro; Xu, Hao
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v13 n7 p3565-3585 Jul 2017
Over the past few decades, many researchers have tested course designs that may better engage students in developing countries, accommodate for Millennials' desires to learn and teach at will, and teach students the skills they need for their first jobs. The vision of this paper for a web design course seeks to address these issues for engineering students. The paper first details the "study everywhere, anytime, from any device and using any tool" approach, following the CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate) contextual learning model sustained by gamified crowdsourcing. Then the multi-pronged approach has been tested in a high-enrollment (269-student) web design course at a university in China. The success of integrating the gamification and crowdsourcing techniques into the web design course is then analyzed. Results are positive overall. A linear upward trend is observed in the number of students who completed the course exercises over the duration of the course, marking an increase in student engagement over time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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