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Sailer, Michael

Dr. Michael Sailer

Academic council


Raum 3426, Leopoldstr. 13, 80802 München

Phone: +49-(0)89-2180-6887

Office hours:
Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 am
(only by appointment via mail)

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Degrees
    • M.A., Educational Sciences, LMU Munich
    • Dr. phil., Psychology, LMU Munich

Research topics

  • Teaching and learning with digital technologies
  • Technology-related teaching skills
  • Simulation-based learning
  • Gamification and gamified learning

Selected publications

  • Sailer, M. & Sailer, M. (2020). Gamification of in‐class activities in flipped classroom lectures. British Journal of Educational Technology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12948
  • Sailer, M., & Homner, L. (2020). The gamification of learning: A meta-analysis. Educational Psychology Review, 32(1). 77-112. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10648-019-09498-w
  • Sailer, M., Hense, J. U., Mayr, S. K., & Mandl, H. (2017). How gamification motivates: An experimental study of the effects of specific game design elements on psychological need satisfaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 69, 371-380. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.12.033
  • Sailer, M., Hense, J., Mandl, H., & Klevers, M. (2017). Fostering Development of Work Competencies and Motivation via Gamification. In M. Mulder (Ed.), Competence-Based Vocational and Professional Education – Bridging the World of Work and Education. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41713-4_37
  • Sailer, M. (2016). Die Wirkung von Gamification auf Motivation und Leistung – Empirische Studien im Kontext manueller Arbeitsprozesse. Wiesbaden: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-14309-1
  • Sailer, M., Hense, J., Mandl, H., & Klevers, M. (2013). Psychological Perspectives on Motivation through Gamification. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal, 19, 28-37. [online]