Share Paper: I need a Training Program! Gamification of Online Case-based Learning

  1. Elena Novak, Kent State University, United States
  2. Mila Rosa Librea-Carden, Kent State University, United States
  3. Yonita Weiszhauz, Stow-Munroe Falls High School, United States
Wednesday, June 27 10:45 AM-11:15 AM De Wallen

Abstract: This exploratory mixed methods pre-/post-test study evaluated the instructional effectiveness of a gamified case method with graduate online students enrolled in an advanced Instructional Design course. A gamified case study, I need a Training program! was enhanced with intrinsic (suspense, uncertainty, role playing, and feedback) and extrinsic (points) motivators in order to increase students’ learning and engagement. During the case study, students completed assigned readings and quizzes, and participated in discussion forums. Before and after interacting with the case study, students evaluated their content knowledge. In addition, the goal was to examine the relationship between case discussion prompt types and ...