Investigating the effects of gamification-enhanced flipped learning on undergraduate students’ behavioral and cognitive engagement

Biyun HUANG, Khe Foon HEW, Chung Kwan LO

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Abstract

In recent years, flipped learning has attracted much attention around the world. This instructional approach is appealing because it can free up class time for knowledge application activities with help from the instructor and peers. However, its implementation can be fraught with challenges. Student disengagement in out-of-class activities, for example, is one of the major challenges of flipped learning. The purpose of this study is to examine whether gamification can enhance student engagement in a flipped course. A comparison study was conducted, involving two classes of undergraduate students in an Information Management course. The results indicated that students in the gamification-enhanced flipped learning group (n = 48) were more likely to complete the pre-class and post-class activities on time than those in the non-gamified flipped learning group (n = 48). Students in the gamification-enhanced flipped learning group also produced higher quality artifacts than the non-gamified flipped learning group in the pre-class thinking activities. Moreover, students in the gamification-enhanced flipped learning group scored significantly higher in the post-course test than did their non-gamified counterparts. Copyright © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1106-1126
JournalInteractive Learning Environments
Volume27
Issue number8
Early online date20 Jul 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Huang, B., Hew, K. F., & Lo, C. K. (2019). Investigating the effects of gamification-enhanced flipped learning on undergraduate students’ behavioral and cognitive engagement. Interactive Learning Environments, 27(8), 1106-1126. doi: 10.1080/10494820.2018.1495653

Keywords

  • Flipped classroom
  • Gamification-enhanced
  • Behavioral engagement
  • Cognitive engagement
  • Higher education setting