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Effects of Competition in Education : a Case Study in an E-learning Environment

  title={Effects of Competition in Education : a Case Study in an E-learning Environment},
  author={Iv{\'a}n Cantador and Jos{\'e} M. Conde},
We analyse the effects of competition in education. We identify the benefits and drawbacks of forcing students to compete themselves during their learning process, and investigate a number of features a competitive learning activity should have in order to motivate students, and improve their academic performance. More specifically, by using a simple Web system, we conduct a competition undertaken for a symbolic value, performed in a short period of time, and characterised by all participants… Expand

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