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Exploring the impact of gamification on skill development in special education: A systematic review

Elham Hussein 1, Ashraf Kan’an 2 * , Abeer Rasheed 3, Yousef Alrashed 3, Malek Jdaitawi 3, Ahmed Abas 3, Sherin Mabrouk 3, Mona Abdelmoneim 3

CONT ED TECHNOLOGY, Volume 15, Issue 3, Article No: ep443

Submitted: 06 March 2023, Published Online: 05 June 2023

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Special education settings have experienced technological innovation that have advanced the development of various skills. Gamification is increasingly used to enhance the skills of individuals with special needs. There have been some studies and limited systematic reviews of gamification in general and special needs settings in particular, however, gamification design applied to special needs lacks a comprehensive systematic review. This article conducts a Literature review of gamification in special needs settings to investigate the effect of gamification in special needs as well as to identify gamification domains, groups and trends for individuals with special needs. Valuable data has been highlighted concerning the technology techniques used in enhancing the skills of individuals with a disability. However, further studies are still needed to examine areas, where research is lacking in the gamification field. The preferred reporting items for literature reviews and meta-analysis PRISMA standard was adopted for inclusion and exclusion criteria’ in this study such as including, eligibility, screening, dentification, and inclusion and exclusion steps. The results revealed that gamification design facilitates the development of various skills among individuals with special needs. Additionally, gamification design was mostly used to enhance the learning skills of individuals with a disability.



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