Examining the Effect of the Task-Technology Fit of Game Mechanisms on Learning Outcomes in Online Gamification Platforms

Wei Tsong Wang, Mega Kartika Sari

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Abstract

The designs of gamification platforms are diverse and constantly evolving. Excessive use of various game mechanisms in learning platforms can distract from the learning process. However, the fit of game mechanisms is still uncertain. Thus, this study investigates the effect of achieving fit when implementing game mechanisms on learning outcomes by applying the well-known task-technology fit theory (TTF). TTF is frequently employed to improve fit between tasks to be completed and the technology applied. The findings indicate that achieving gamification fit can reduce the cognitive load of students and result in enhanced learning performance in terms of learning outcomes. Data collected from 266 participants were analyzed using the technique of the partial least squares to validate the developed research model. The findings of this study can aid educators and educational technology designers in identifying the design mechanisms and characteristics that can be used to ensure design fit on gamification platforms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-59
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Educational Computing Research
Volume61
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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