Studies show that gamification enhances the mathematics learning experience by increasing student engagement. Gamification can be successfully used in higher education contexts, primarily when it comes to distance learning. It can compensate for the lack of interaction and create a student-centered, customizable, and autonomy-promoting environment. The use of adaptive learning and interactive feedback can be seen as strategies to improve student access and success in open online courses. In particular, a mathematical modelling module for undergraduates developed inside the project start@unito uses such strategies. Moreover, it is taught entirely in English. The Mathematical Modelling course inside the Erasmus+ Project SMART represents another source for research. The purpose of the chapter is to discuss the possibility of combining adaptive learning with gamification techniques to enhance and facilitate the English-mediated learning process while teaching of mathematics, adding the linguistic and STEM education challenge.

Teaching Online EMI Mathematics Courses

Barana, Alice;Marchisio, Marina;Sacchet, Matteo;Salusso, Daniela
2022

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Studies show that gamification enhances the mathematics learning experience by increasing student engagement. Gamification can be successfully used in higher education contexts, primarily when it comes to distance learning. It can compensate for the lack of interaction and create a student-centered, customizable, and autonomy-promoting environment. The use of adaptive learning and interactive feedback can be seen as strategies to improve student access and success in open online courses. In particular, a mathematical modelling module for undergraduates developed inside the project start@unito uses such strategies. Moreover, it is taught entirely in English. The Mathematical Modelling course inside the Erasmus+ Project SMART represents another source for research. The purpose of the chapter is to discuss the possibility of combining adaptive learning with gamification techniques to enhance and facilitate the English-mediated learning process while teaching of mathematics, adding the linguistic and STEM education challenge.
Handbook of Research on International Approaches and Practices for Gamifying Mathematics
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Adaptive Learning, Adaptive Strategies, Distance Learning, English-Mediated Instruction, Gamification, Mathematical Modelling, Mathematics Education, Online Education, Online Teaching, Student Engagement, Teacher Training
Barana, Alice; Marchisio, Marina; Sacchet, Matteo; Salusso, Daniela
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