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Gamification in the Informal Learning Space of Higher Education (in the Context of the Digital Transformation of Education)

Olesia Sadovets (), Olena Martynyuk (), Olha Orlovska (), Halyna Lysak (), Svitlana Korol () and Maryna Zembytska ()
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Olesia Sadovets: Khmelnytskyi National University
Olena Martynyuk: Khmelnytskyi National University
Olha Orlovska: Khmelnytskyi National University
Halyna Lysak: Khmelnytskyi National University
Svitlana Korol: Khmelnytskyi National University
Maryna Zembytska: Khmelnytskyi National University

Postmodern Openings, 2022, vol. 13, issue 1, 330-350

Abstract: The article explores the way gamification transforms the informal learning space of the higher education institutions inspired by information technologies and the all-consuming digitalization of human society. An overview is presented of the existing ideas about gamification in the context of the digital transformation of higher education. It is established that the effective use of gamification as a learning technique in the context of digital transformation of higher education contributes to the implementation of its core principles. We have attempted to analyze the factors that gave rise to gamification as well as to examine the ways to introduce gamification to the informal learning experience. The components of this technology are singled out along with the principles of its functioning. In the process, we reveal the role of gamification and opportunities that open up for the organization of educational activities in the informal space of higher education. The given work identifies peculiarities and advantages of this digital form of education as well as risks associated with its introduction in the informal learning space of higher education. The authors elaborate on the specifics of the development of informal learning space in the context of global gamification, as well as the technological and semantic modernization of higher education. It is established that the main purpose of gamification is to boost the internal motivation of higher education students to study and to reveal their creative and professional abilities.

Keywords: Information space; digital transformation; gamification; higher education institutions; informal education; motivation; learning results (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I2 O0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.18662/po/13.1/399

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