ERIC Number: EJ1048313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Using Games in Online Education: Is It a Winning Strategy?
Vu, Phu; Crow, Sherry R.; Fredrickson, Scott
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v17 n4 Win 2014
This study examined the impact of adding game elements on students' performances in an online learning setting. Two intact online graduate level course sections were chosen for this study. Each course sections had 18 students. The results of the study showed that there were significant differences in the time students spent in their courses and the number of posts between the course section with the game elements (treatment group) and the course section with the traditional design. However, there was no significant difference in grades students achieved in the course section with the game elements and the course section with the traditional design. The study was concluded with discussions and suggestions for further studies.
Descriptors: Games, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Educational Strategies, Performance Based Assessment, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Instructional Innovation, Curriculum Enrichment, Achievement Gains, Time on Task, Electronic Publishing, Delivery Systems, Intermode Differences, Learning Activities, Graduate Students, Scores, Statistical Significance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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