Chen (Cassie) Cao

Information School

PhD researcher

Cassie Cao
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Chen (Cassie) Cao
Information School
Regent Court (IS)
211 Portobello
S1 4DP

PhD project

Title: Implementing gamification in STEM courses in higher education

My research interests are implementing gamification in youth education to increase students’ inner motives and improve their learning experiences. By gamifying the core programming modules of the MSc Data Science programme at the UoS, my current research aims to improve the sense of belonging/relatedness among international students during their academic transition to the UK higher education, in order to motivate and engage them in classes and coursework.


Research interests
  • Gamification
  • STEM Education
  • Youth Experience
  • E-learning
  • Educational Psychology
  • Transition