Gamification experience of an educational environment in software engineening: Gamifying a course of agility for software process improvement

Gloria Piedad Gasca-Hurtado, Maria Clara Gomez, Vianca Vega Zepeda

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Abstract

© 2018 AISTI. In the last decade gamification has become as a useful strategy for make work environments more dynamic, specifically because it supports initiatives associated with the increase of performance characteristics of work teams such as motivation and commitment. In addition, in work areas such as education, gamification has spread as a useful strategy for make the classroom more dynamic. On the other hand, in the area of software engineering, the performance and productivity of the work team have been identified as key success factors, with motivation being an essential factor in achieving this success. Therefore, there is an important growth of gamification strategies in the classroom as alternatives to increase the motivation and commitment of the work teams. However, the existing teaching strategies in software engineering omit certain details about how to structure a possible learning environment, such as the classroom. In this work a methodological structure is proposed to gamify an educational environment of software engineering. The objective of this proposal is to contribute to the decrease of causes of failure of software development projects within which is the lack of motivation and commitment as well as social and human factors that affect processes related to software engineering. An example of activities developed in a course of agility for software process improvement of the Universidad de Medellín is presented. The methodological structure proposed was designed using technological tools and web 2.0 tools that managed to accompany the teaching-learning process taking into account defined gamification principles.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Jun 2018
EventIberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI -
Duration: 27 Jun 2018 → …

Conference

ConferenceIberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI
Period27/06/18 → …

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