Embedding Gamification Elements in Distributed Pair Programming (DPP): A Conceptual Framework
Keywords:programming, distributed pair programming, gamification, pair-programming
This paper discusses a conceptual model of a web system for distributed pair programming (DPP)Â that involves the use of gamification elements as the new feature of the system. DPP is one of theÂ efforts that support pair programming over geographically distributed environment. Pairs fromÂ dispersed locations can communicate with each other to code or completing tasks via the Internet.Â The proposed model involved the development of a web system that facilitates DPP with the useÂ of web-based applications and web 2.0 tools. Nevertheless, in order to make the web system moreÂ fun and interactive, gamification elements are embedded in the proposed model. Suitable gameÂ mechanics based on gamification Octalysis Framework are selected that focused on theÂ development and achievement of each pair in the DPP web system. The aim of the proposed modelÂ is not only to encourage the use of the gamified DPP web system but also to improve learnersâ€™Â experiences in learning programming that is stress free and more interactive.
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