The Effect of Achievement Badges on Students' Behavior: An Empirical Study in a University-Level Computer Science Course

@article{Hakulinen2015TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Achievement Badges on Students' Behavior: An Empirical Study in a University-Level Computer Science Course},
  author={Lasse Hakulinen and Tapio Auvinen and Ari Korhonen},
  journal={iJET},
  year={2015},
  volume={10},
  pages={18-29}
}
Achievement badges are a form of gamification that are used in an attempt to increase user engagement and motivation in various systems. A badge is typically a graphical icon that appears as a reward for the user after reaching an achievement but that has no practical value. In this study, we describe and evaluate the use of achievement badges in the TRAKLA2 online learning environment where students solve interactive, automatically assessed exercises in a Data Structures and Algorithms course… CONTINUE READING

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