Share Paper: Better Together? – A Case Study Comparison of Individualistic vs. Collectivistic Gamification Design

  1. Klaudia Bovermann, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
  2. Sebastian Habla, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
  3. Joshua Weidlich, Heidelberg University of Education, Germany
  4. Theo Bastiaens, Open Universiteit, Heerlen, Netherlands
Tuesday, June 25 2:15-2:45 PM Oud West

Abstract: The following study compared the influence of two different gamified learning environments on intrinsic motivation, relatedness, effort, and perceived value of a bachelor’s degree program in educational science in distance online learning. In the individualist gamified learning environment, students were awarded with badges as individual acknowledgements and social status. In the collectivist gamified setting, students were assigned to teams to work collaboratively in a team-based competition and were scored with credit points for their results. A total of 101 learners participated in this cross-sectional and quasi-experimental design. Data was collected with an online questionnaire derived from self-determination theory (Deci & ...