Abstract: Gamification involves applying game mechanics and elements to non-game contexts, like education, to increase engagement and motivation. There has been a growing interest in utilizing gamification in teaching programming concepts in recent years. This study examines the advantages of using gamified learning for programming education, as well as the various strategies and techniques employed to gamify programming instruction. The research also explores the challenges and limitations of gamification in programming education, and proposes potential solutions. The findings suggest that gamification can significantly enhance students' engagement, motivation, and learning outcomes in programming education, while also fostering problem-solving skills, creativity, and critical thinking abilities. These results underscore the importance of designing effective gamification strategies that are tailored to the specific context and learning objectives. The paper concludes by discussing the future directions of gamified learning in programming education and the potential of emerging technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality, to further enhance gamified learning experiences.

Keywords: Gamification, e-learning, gamified approach to education, programming

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2023.10577

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