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Main Title: Gamification in factory management education
Subtitle: A case study with Lego Mindstorms
Author(s): Müller, Bastian C.
Reise, Carsten
Seliger, Günther
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Research oriented teaching in universities provides opportunities to support the student's desire to explore. A student's learning success can benefit from gamified project work, especially when students face self-guided learning processes in demanding educational activities. Gamification is defined as the use of game elements in a non-game context. Games offer the chance to improve the motivation of students, support group work, train communication skills and introduce the capacity for experimenting in safe environments. Therefore the learning effect of prospective engineers can be increased through the integration of Gamification into educational activities. This leads to higher student participation in university courses and encourages the development of the student's social, personal and technical competences. In this paper a game concept for teaching in universities is introduced focusing on the impartment of the state of the art on manufacturing for value creation, e.g. production planning and control. The concept covers a level based storyline with rules and goals using physical artefacts of Lego Mindstorms. Due to the modular characteristic of Lego, which supports creativity by having a high number of possible combinations, a “free playing space” for students is established. In groups, the students work in a highly problem oriented way, e.g. finding cost savings for their factory due to a changing market condition. Feedback in the sense of the success of student's strategies is given directly through the designed Lego model and its functionality.
Issue Date: 2015
Date Available: 28-May-2018
DDC Class: 650 Management, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Subject(s): gamification
serious game
university education
Journal Title: Procedia CIRP
Publisher: Elsevier
Publisher Place: Amsterdam
Volume: 26
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2014.07.056
Page Start: 121
Page End: 126
ISSN: 2212-8271
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