Spotlight on Teaching and Learning: Academic Innovators — Alicia Baumann and Haolin Zhu gamification

Spotlight on Teaching and Learning

Alicia Baumann and Haolin Zhu, senior lecturers in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, have implemented gamification elements into their engineering courses. Baumann and Zhu added challenges throughout the semester and in different media formats to engage their students’ own learning and motivate them to master course concepts.

Challenges such as teaching course concepts to peers and completing every practice problem posed allowed students to earn tokens and exchange for rewards, such as a one-day extension on an assignment. The pair will be publishing their findings in an upcoming American Society for Engineering Education paper.

Read more and watch the video on their innovation: