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Engaging Students in Online Courses through Interactive Badges

@inproceedings{Tvarozek2014EngagingSI,
  title={Engaging Students in Online Courses through Interactive Badges},
  author={Jozef Tvarozek and Tomas Brza},
  year={2014}
}
Lack of student motivation and high dropout rates plague the massive open online courses as well as small private online courses in blended university setting. Social and gaming incentives are increasingly introduced to tackle the problem. In this paper, we report on our approach to introduce achievements/badges and leaderboards into blended university programming courses. We piloted a new type of badge: the interactive badge, which we found better suited to measure genuine student interest… 

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