How to Gamify a Mobile Learning Application – A Modularization Approach

Schöbel, S.; Janson, A.; Ernst, S. -J. & Leimeister, J. M. (2017): How to Gamify a Mobile Learning Application – A Modularization Approach. In: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Seoul, South Korea.

13 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2017

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Sofia Schöbel

University of Kassel

Andreas Janson

University of Kassel

Sissy-Josefina Ernst

University of Kassel

J. M. Leimeister

University of St. Gallen; University of Kassel - Information Systems

Date Written: December 13, 2017

Abstract

Countless possibilities of usage make it more and more difficult to engage and motivate users in a regular use of mobile learning applications. However, users must be convinced to complete and explore every given option within the application. Considering this, gamification seems to be a promising approach to engage and motivate users. Gamification refers to the use of game-like elements in a non-entertainment-based context. Regarding previous research, most game design elements are randomly selected and combined. This is why we use modularization to systematically select and combine game design elements. Following the design science approach and the cognitive evaluation theory, we aim to define a new way of gamifying a mobile learning application. We, therefore, present an approach for the combination of game design elements. Contributions will be given by providing guidance in how to systematically select and combine game design elements.

Suggested Citation

Schöbel, Sofia and Janson, Andreas and Ernst, Sissy-Josefina and Leimeister, Jan Marco, How to Gamify a Mobile Learning Application – A Modularization Approach (December 13, 2017). Schöbel, S.; Janson, A.; Ernst, S. -J. & Leimeister, J. M. (2017): How to Gamify a Mobile Learning Application – A Modularization Approach. In: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Seoul, South Korea. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3042181 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3042181

Sofia Schöbel

University of Kassel ( email )

Fachbereich 05
Nora-Platiel-Straße 1
34109 Kassel, Hessen 34127
Germany

Andreas Janson

University of Kassel ( email )

Fachbereich 05
Nora-Platiel-Straße 1
34109 Kassel, Hessen 34127
Germany

Sissy-Josefina Ernst

University of Kassel ( email )

Fachbereich 05
Nora-Platiel-Straße 1
34109 Kassel, Hessen 34127
Germany

Jan Marco Leimeister (Contact Author)

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

University of Kassel - Information Systems ( email )

Nora-Platiel 4
Kassel, 34127
Germany

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