Modern e-learning technologies: analysis of the impact of gamification methods on student engagement in the educational process



The article presents the factors influencing the learning outcomes in distance format, modern types of e-learning and factors that affect the educational motivation of users in online courses. The features of educational motivation are considered and the process of motivational design in e-learning is presented. As a key method of increasing motivation and involvement in the educational process of online courses, the article describes the technology of gamification. The paper also presents the «Octalize» method, developed and applied for the balanced and effective use of gamification techniques, assessment of the main motivational factors, as well as for the analysis and design of optimal conditions for the presence of game elements in the educational process.

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Keywords: gamification, learning motivation, formative assessment, e-learning, blended learning

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology and Pedagogical Psychology

Article type: review article


For citation: Ermakov S.S. Modern e-learning technologies: analysis of the impact of gamification methods on student engagement in the educational process [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2020. Vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 47–58. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2020090304. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Sergey S. Ermakov, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher of the Laboratory "Information Technologies for Psychological Diagnostics" Associate Professor of the Department of "Age Psychology named after Professor L.F.Obukhova" of the Faculty of "Psychology of Education", Associate Professor of the Department of "Applied Mathematics" of the Faculty of "Information Technology"., Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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