Using spaced repetition and gamification to enhance K-12 student science literacy with on-demand mobile short reads

Martin K.C. Yeh, Abtin Toshtzar, Laura Guertin, Yu Yan

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Abstract

We present a work-in-progress project that implements spaced repetition and gamification through mobile application for STEM education as a learning system for K-12 students. Spaced repetition in the classroom has been studied and shown to be effective for foreign language and vocabulary acquisition as well as other types of training, while gamification has similarly been used to improve learners' engagement and motivation. This project combines the advantages of both instructional strategies and delivers it through a mobile learning system by using its ubiquitous nature. We believe by combining spacing and gamification with mobile learning technology, the learning system will yield fruitful results in STEM education. We discuss how existing literature affects our design and our plan of implementing such a system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFIE 2016 - Frontiers in Education 2016
Subtitle of host publicationThe Crossroads of Engineering and Business
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509017904
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2016
Event46th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2016 - Erie, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2016Oct 15 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2016-November
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other46th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityErie
Period10/12/1610/15/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Yeh, M. K. C., Toshtzar, A., Guertin, L., & Yan, Y. (2016). Using spaced repetition and gamification to enhance K-12 student science literacy with on-demand mobile short reads. In FIE 2016 - Frontiers in Education 2016: The Crossroads of Engineering and Business [7757361] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2016-November). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757361