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Students' perceptions towards the use of gamification

Syed Khuzzan, Sharifah Mazlina and Harun, Nor Zalina and Hanid, Mahanim and Abdullah Habib, Siti Nora Haryati (2021) Students' perceptions towards the use of gamification. Central Asia and the Caucasus (5). pp. 509-523. ISSN 1404-6091 E-ISSN 2002-3839

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Abstract

The Higher education system has been facing some difficulties to attract the millennial generation in engaging within the classroom setting using the traditional face-to-face learning environment, leading to other problematic issues in the long run. Millennial students often get bored, less motivated and lose their focus in the traditional learning environment due to the lack of engagement between students, as well as the instructors/ lecturers. Therefore, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are encouraging the use of gamification in education for the purpose of improving the intrinsic motivation as well as engagement. This paper reports the students’ perceptions towards the use of gamification during their class. This study used observation and questionnaire survey towards a group of second year and final year Quantity Surveying students in the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Eighty-three students responded to the questionnaire. The results showed a positive perception toward the use of gamification in their lecture. Students require effort-demanding, challenging, sophisticated learning systems that increase competency, enhance recall memory, concentration, attentiveness, commitment, and social interaction. Findings from the study shows that gamification was found to promote the student’s engagement in terms of their participation in class, enjoyment throughout the activities as well as their motivational factor to focus in class. Limitations of the study are identified, which highlights the need for further research on the subject area.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4255/96731
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gamification, HEI, students, perceptions, engagement, motivation.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: Dr Sharifah Mazlina Syed Khuzzan Alhabshi
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2022 10:54
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 17:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/96731

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