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ALTERIDAD.Revista de Educación

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NAVARRO-MATEOS, Carmen  and  ISAAC J., Pérez-López. A phone app as an enhancer of students’ motivation in a gamification experience in a university context. Alteridad [online]. 2022, vol.17, n.1, pp.64-74. ISSN 1390-8642.

The level of disinterest and lack of motivation in great part of the university student body represent one of the most urgent challenges that the faculty must face nowadays. In this way, there are more and more projects that show the potential of gamification when it comes to increasing motivation and implication of students in their learning process. In close relationship, digital technologies and, specifically, the use of mobile phone devices entail a resource of enormous meaning for young adults and teenagers. Therefore, in the present project we describe the application “$in TIME”, designed ad hoc with the intention to manage the different elements that defined a gamification project based on the movie “In Time”. This was implemented in the course Basis of Physical Education (a second-year course in the BSc in Science of the Physical Activity and Sports in Granada -Spain-). In the same way, it also shows the repercussion that the participating students had, as well the evaluation they did of it. All of this will allow teaching staff to know a real example, which could help them and inspire them when it comes to designing their future projects and, at the same time, they will count with new evidence of the potential of gamification in education.

Keywords : Physical education; university; motivation; experiential learning; educational technology.

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