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ERIC Number: ED595471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 110
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-4387-8114-6
Effect of Game Development-Based Learning on the Ability of Information Technology Undergraduates to Learn Computer and Object-Oriented Programming
Al-Makhzoomy, Alaa Khalaf
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Wayne State University
The study investigated the effect of Game Development-Based Learning (GDBL) on the ability of IT undergraduates in Jordanian universities to define the concepts of computer programming and Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and their ability to program in C++. An instruction was designed for an eight-week-long online course to allow the participants learn game development using GameMakerRTM. It consists of YouTube videos, tutorial handouts and assignments. The online course was concurrent with their formal courses. The Non-equivalent Control Group design was adopted in this research. An experimental group and a control group responded to a pre-test and a post-test at the beginning and the end of the second semester 2017-2018. Results of an Analysis of Variance and Kruskal-Wallis H Test indicated that GDBL experience is effective in improving students' understanding of computer programming and ability to program in C++. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan