ERIC Number: EJ1082904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Gaming Personality and Game Dynamics in Online Discussion Instructions
Tu, Chih-Hsiung; Yen, Cherng-Jyh; Sujo-Montes, Laura; Roberts, Gayle A.
Educational Media International, v52 n3 p155-172 2015
Gamification is the use of game mechanics to drive game-like engagements and actions. It applies game mechanics, dynamics and frameworks to promote desired learning behaviours. Positive and effective gamification could enhance learning and engage learners in more social and context-rich decision-making for problem-solving in learning tasks. Effective gamification design should understand the game personalities of learners, social engagement styles, and intrinsic- and extrinsic-motivated user styles initially and evaluate and select appropriate game mechanics, game dynamics, to create ideal gamification instructions. The research question this study investigated is: How will four types of gaming personalities (i.e. Explorer, Socialiser, Killer and Achiever) predict the level of game dynamics in online discussion environments? This study concluded that examining how gaming personalities relate to game dynamics in a gamified online discussion instruction is not sufficient to design effective gamification. It suggests future studies in game instructions should focus on the relationships between game dynamics, gamification contexts, gaming personalities or preferences, dynamic gaming engagement styles, etc.
Descriptors: Game Theory, Personality Traits, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Design, Games, Self Determination, Behavior Theories, Predictor Variables, Preferences, Education Majors, Masters Programs, Regression (Statistics), Learner Engagement, Social Behavior, Motivation, Social Control, Cultural Context
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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