Promoting Collaborative Learning in Elementary Mathematics through the Use of Gamification Flipbooks: A Mixed-Methods Study
Keywords:student acceptance, student experience, gamification flipbook, technology acceptance model, educational innovation
This study examined student acceptability and experience with gamification in an elementary school mathematics course utilizing flipbook digital learning media. The technology acceptance model (TAM) (Davis, 1989) was used to assess student acceptability in digital learning media, which consisted of four components: perceived utility, perceived ease of use, behavioral intention, and actual use. The study employed a mixed-method approach, including a quantitative approach to student acceptance of technology and a qualitative approach to analyzing student experiences. The participants in this study were second-year students from the department of elementary school teacher education who took mathematics education courses in elementary school. There were 222 students in the research sample. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used for quantitative analysis, while interactive models were used for qualitative analysis. All of the research variables were found to be positively and significantly correlated in this study. The gamification of flipbooks was well received by students, and it was backed up by the pleasant experiences that students had with gamification flipbooks during the instructional period. Significantly, the gamification flipbook's wide range of characteristics were found to contribute to its effectiveness in promoting student engagement and collaborative learning. The study revealed that gamification flipbooks can be an effective tool for promoting collaborative learning. Also, the study contributes to the growing body of literature on the use of gamification in education. The findings of this research highlight the potential benefits of incorporating gamification in the classroom, and suggest that educators should consider utilizing gamification flipbooks as a collaborative learning tool.