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Splitting and Combining as a Gamification Method in Engaging Structured Knowledge Learning

by Donglei Song 1, Daqian Shi 2, Rusi Wang 3 and Hao Xu 1,4,5,6,*
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College of Computer Science and Technology, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
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Advanced Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
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Mathematics School, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
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School of Management, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
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Department of Computer Science and Technology, Zhuhai College of Jilin University, Zhuhai 519041, China
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Symbol Computation and Knowledge Engineer of Ministry of Education, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
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Sustainability 2018, 10(3), 800; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030800
Received: 30 January 2018 / Revised: 8 March 2018 / Accepted: 12 March 2018 / Published: 13 March 2018
The understanding of the structure of knowledge is an essential step of education. Although teachers offer the information foundation and relationship among knowledge points, there are still few methods to encourage students to explore the structure of knowledge by themselves outside of classes. This paper explores the gamification method and the knowledge structure of computer science. We assess the gamification method of “splitting and combining” (SC) to encourage students to finish the process of learning structured knowledge in the university. The results show that this method works well in promoting learning enjoyment and that splitting demonstrates better performance than combining. We can consider the SC method when recommending a gamification method to engage students in structural learning assistance in future smart university education. View Full-Text
Keywords: gamification; splitting and combining; mechanics; structured knowledge learning gamification; splitting and combining; mechanics; structured knowledge learning
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Song, D.; Shi, D.; Wang, R.; Xu, H. Splitting and Combining as a Gamification Method in Engaging Structured Knowledge Learning. Sustainability 2018, 10, 800.

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