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2SPF101 Gamification

Learning outcomes

By completing the course, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes: 

Knowledge 

The student 

  • has extensive knowledge of central topics, theories, issues, processes, tools and methods related to gamification 
  • is familiar with research and development work related to gamification  
  • has knowledge of the subject area’s history, traditions, characteristics and place in society  
  • has knowledge of the social aspects of gamification 

Skills 

The student 

  • is able to apply academic knowledge and relevant results from research and development work to practical and theoretical issues in order to develop gamification using an appropriate game engine 
  • is able to reflect on their own professional practice and adapt it under supervision  
  • is able to find, evaluate and refer to information and academic material, and present it in ways that shed light on an issue 
  • is fully conversant with relevant professional tools, techniques and forms of expression  
  • is able to update their knowledge on gamification 

General competence 

The student 

  • is able to exchange points of view and experiences with others with a background from the subject area and thus contribute to the development of best practices 
  • is familiar with new thinking and innovation processes

Course content

Gamification is the use of game thinking and game technology in a non-game-based context. The course is both practically and theoretically oriented, focusing on gamifying a reality-based data set for use in teaching or visualisation. 

Central topics: 

  • gamification 
  • developing a gamification product  
  • opportunities and market for gamification products 

Teaching and working methods

The course is organised as a combination of lectures, practical exercises and supervision. Throughout the course, students will do practical work on a gamification project individually and in groups. 

Coursework requirements

  • 2-4 group-based assignments 
  • attendance at lectures in accordance with the teaching plan 
  • attendance at laboratory teaching in accordance with the teaching plan 

Passed coursework requirements are only valid for 12 months. Students who apply for retake of exams/folder assignments after 12 months will have to pass the coursework requirements again next time the course is taught. 

Examination

  • 1 group-based oral examination which counts for 40% of the grade  
  • 1 group-based folder assignment which count for 60% of the grade 

In the case of group examinations, all group members share responsibility for the full content of the assignment/product/performance. 

To pass the course, both examinations must receive a passing grade. 

Alphabetical grades are used, on a scale from A to F, with E as the lowest passing grade.