Creating Engaging Experiences in MOOCs through In-Course Redeemable Rewards

Alejandro Ortega-Arranz, Marco Kalz, Alejandra Martínez-Monés

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Abstract

Gamification strategies have been proposed to mitigate student disengagement and dropouts in massive online environments, due to the positive results shown by these strategies at lower scales. Among various gamification strategies, redeemable rewards have been identified as an effective element to intrinsically motivate students and increase their engagement in educational settings, including MOOCs. Yet, effective design, implementation and enactment of this gamification strategy in MOOC contexts might face new challenges, given the unique characteristics of these learning settings such as massiveness. As an attempt to help teachers use redeemable rewards in MOOCs, this paper analyzes the characteristics of MOOCs that influence its integration and presents a proposal of a system supporting the design, implementation and enactment of such rewards. The envisioned system is illustrated by a scenario that describes the main features of this system for teachers and students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2018)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 17-20 April 2018, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
PublisherIEEE
Pages1875-1882
ISBN (Print)9781538629581
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018
Event IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference - Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Duration: 17 Apr 201820 Apr 2018

Conference

Conference IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference
Abbreviated titleEDUCON
CountrySpain
CitySanta Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
Period17/04/1820/04/18

Keywords

  • Gamification
  • MOOCs
  • Engagement
  • Rewards
  • Motivation

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    Ortega-Arranz, A., Kalz, M., & Martínez-Monés, A. (2018). Creating Engaging Experiences in MOOCs through In-Course Redeemable Rewards. In 2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2018) : Proceedings of a meeting held 17-20 April 2018, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. (pp. 1875-1882). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2018.8363464