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ERIC Number: ED496127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-29
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
The Use of Rewards in Instructional Digital Games: An Application of Positive Reinforcement
Malala, John; Major, Anthony; Maunez-Cuadra, Jose; McCauley-Bell, Pamela
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Academy of Business Disciplines (19th, Orlando, FL, 2007)
The main argument being presented in this paper is that instructional designers and educational researchers need to shift their attention from performance to interest. Educational digital games have to aim at building lasting interest in real world applications. The main hypothesis advocated in this paper is that the use of rewards in educational games may aid building an intrinsic motivation in students. The reward system is based on the educational notion of positive reinforcement and operant conditioning.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A