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ERIC Number: ED530477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Impact of Incentives on the Use of Feedback in Educational Videogames. CRESST Report 813
Delacruz, Girlie C.
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
Educational videogames can be designed to provide instructional feedback that is responsive to specific actions. However, existing research indicates that students tend to ignore videogame feedback and subsequently use less effective help-seeking strategies. Research on help-seeking in learning environments has primarily focused on the role of cognitive factors, the nature of the help, or issues of timing and frequency. There is a noticeable gap in understanding regarding how to motivate and increase the use of feedback for improved learning. Using a pre-algebra videogame, this study examined the relationship between an incentive to use feedback and math achievement. A randomized-control design was employed, which compared learning outcomes of students who received the incentive to those who did not. Results indicated that students given the incentive to use feedback had significantly higher normalized change scores on math items (d = 0.53), with stronger effects for students with low academic intrinsic motivation (d = 0.88 - 1.17). (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures and 1 footnote.)
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST). 300 Charles E Young Drive N, GSE&IS Building 3rd Floor, Mailbox 951522, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1522. Tel: 310-206-1532; Fax: 310-825-3883; Web site: http://www.cresst.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing