Duration: June 2019 - Ongoing

Contact Person: Dr.-Ing. Marjan Khobreh

GamIng (Gamification for Teaching and Learning) is funded by the vice-rector for Academic Programs and Student Affairs, Vienna University of Business and Economics (WU) and conducted by the Institute of Information Systems and New Media.


Innovative learning and teaching systems aim at engaging the learners in the process of learning. The key factor of effective learning is to be engaged, motivated, supported and interested learners. One of the effective solutions for engaging the learners in the digital world is “Gamification”. The most common context for applying gamification is education or serious learning. The serious games are concentrating on improving the learning process by motivating the learners and enhancing the degree of user engagement in acquiring domain-specific knowledge and skills.

GamIng project aims at developing a prototype of a serious game to engage students and activate them to learn joyfully. The scope of the project is the course of “Betriebliche Informationssysteme I (BIS-I)” (EN:  Business Information Systems). BIS-I is an LVP type and categorized as the common body of knowledge (CBK) for the bachelor program of Economic and Social Sciences. This course is taken by most students of WU in the first year of study (2.300 Students took the course in 2018). The goal of gamification in this course is to foster teamwork and learning engagement in large classes, where many students learn remotely.

GamIng project will involve active and former students of BIS-I in the process of designing and testing the game. The game interface prototype, which will be created based on the needs and interests of the students and the lecturers, will not course dependent, therefore, it should be a basis for the other courses, which can benefit from the result of GamIng for improving the level of engagement of students.

GamIng Phases:

GamIng Phases


Phase I: Requirement Specification

Game Elements: Would you like to have the list of game elements collected in the frame of the GamIng project? Please contact Marjan.

GamIng Workshop: GamIng team invited WU's student for a brainstorming workshop held in December 2019.

GamIng Poster

What was going on in GamIng Workshop?

GamIng Workshop


Phase II: Designing GamIng Interface

GamIng-Phase II


Phase III: Developing GamIng APP

GamIng-Phase III


Phase IV: Pilot Test

GamIng-Phase IV

For more information: website