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IJEEEE 2018 Vol.8(4): 193-211 ISSN: 2010-3654
doi: 10.17706/ijeeee.2018.8.4.193-211

Increasing Students Engagement in Data Structure Course Using Gamification

Reem S. Al-Towirgi Lamya F. Daghestani, Lamiaa F. Ibrahim
Abstract—Gamification is the use of game elements in non-game context. It is used in many industries and recently in education to increase students engagement. In this paper a gamified data structure course was developed to teach students the main topics of data structure. The effectiveness of gamification on learning performance and students engagement will be evaluated. Results show that gamification has a positive impact on learning performance and it increases the student engagement.

Index Terms—Data structure, e-learning, engagement, gamification, gamified course.

Reem S. Al-Towirgi Lamya F. Daghestani are with Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Lamiaa F. Ibrahim is with Computer Science Department, Institute of Statistical Studies and Research, Cairo University (email: lfibrahim@kau.edu.sa).

Cite: Reem S. Al-Towirgi Lamya F. Daghestani, Lamiaa F. Ibrahim, "Increasing Students Engagement in Data Structure Course Using Gamification," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 193-211, 2018.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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