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Gamified Coding Platforms And Student Motivation: An Investigation Into Motivation And Academic Performance In Computer Programming Students, David C. Freer Jun 2022

Gamified Coding Platforms And Student Motivation: An Investigation Into Motivation And Academic Performance In Computer Programming Students, David C. Freer

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Students taking computer programming classes face several serious challenges: learning the syntax, problem solving, and interacting with new interfaces. In order to meet these challenges, instructors have been using Gamified Coding Platforms such as Codewars.com which offer students the opportunity to gain points, see other solutions, and practice in an online environment without the need to install extra software. The study seeks to build a psychological profile of students by measuring their intrinsic motivations along with their extrinsic motivations in the computer programming classroom. The surveys used for the intrinsic and extrinsic measures are based on the self-determination theory, which …