Thursday, July 05, 2012

A Social Gamification Framework for a K-6 Social Network

Apresentação do artigo A Social Gamification Framework for a K-6 Social Network na 3rd International Conference on TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING, QUALITY OF EDUCATION and REFORMING EDUCATION - Barcelona, 4 de julho de 2012.

Abstract: As video games, particularly, social games are growing in popularity and number of users, there has been an increasing interest in its potential as innovative teaching tools. Gamification is a new concept intending to use elements from video games in non-game applications. Education is an area with high potential for application of this concept since it seeks to promote people’s motivation and engagement. The research in progrees will try to find how to apply social gamification in education, testing and validating the results of that application. To fulfill these objectives, this paper presents the guidelines and main features of a social gamification framework to be applied in an existent K-6 social learning environment.

Keywords: game-based learning, gamification, e-learning, social networks, social games.

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