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ERIC Number: EJ1022246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Features of Computerized Educational Games in Sciences of the Elementary Phase in Jordan from the Point of View of Specialists in Teaching Science and Computer Subjects
Al Sarhan, Khaled Ali; AlZboon, Saleem Odeh; Olimat, Khalaf Mufleh; Al-Zboon, Mohammad Saleem
Education, v133 n3 p247-260 Spr 2013
The study aims at introducing the features of the computerized educational games in sciences at the elementary school in Jordan according to the specialists in teaching science and computer subjects, through answering some questions such as: What are the features of the computerized educational games in sciences at the elementary schools in Jordan in the perspective of specialists in teaching science and computer? Can these features vary according to the major of the specialist, or his contact with this kind of games? The study sample consisted of 160 specialists in teaching science and computer, as for the data analysis, frequencies, percentage rates, and indications were used, in addition to the use of Two-Way ANOVA tests for variance analysis of factorial design (2 x 2), Wilk's Lambda values calculation for the One-Way Variances tests, if needed. This study reached to several results: the participants enjoy a high awareness level with the features of the computerized educational games, and believe that it is important to insert these features in games' design, but they showed no interest in the features of explorative learning and creative learning. It also unveiled the lack of differences of statistical signs in the individuals' estimations of the computerized educational games' features, owing to the specialization, or to the interaction between the academic specialization and the exposure to training in the computerized educational games designing field; while there are differences that can be attributed to the training exposure, and for the benefit of those who engaged in the training. According to the study's results, researchers recommend executing training programs for the teachers and the computerized educational experiences designers on the composition tools which fall under the building programs of computerized educational games.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan
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