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Durham University

Computer Science


Publication details for Professor Alexandra Cristea

Cristea, A. I. & Shi, Lei (2016), Motivational gamification strategies rooted in self-determination theory for social adaptive E-Learning, in Micarelli, Alessandro, Stamper, John & Panourgia, Kitty eds, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9684: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 13th International Conference, ITS 2016. Zagreb, Springer, 294-300.

Author(s) from Durham


This study uses gamification as the carrier of understanding the motivational benefits of applying the Self-Determination Theory (SDT) in social adaptive e-learning, by proposing motivational gamification strategies rooted in SDT, as well as developing and testing these strategies. Results show high perceived motivation amongst the students, and identify a high usability of the implementation, which supports the applicability of the proposed approach.