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ERIC Number: EJ1099193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
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ISSN: EISSN-1479-4403
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Using an Online Games-Based Learning Approach to Teach Database Design Concepts
Connolly, Thomas M.; Stansfield, Mark; McLellan, Evelyn
Electronic Journal of e-Learning, v4 n1 p103-110 2006
The study of database systems is typically core in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes related to computer science and information systems. However, one component of this curriculum that many learners have difficulty with is database analysis and design, an area that is critical to the development of modern information systems. This paper proposes a set of principles for the design of a games-based learning environment to help the learner develop the skills necessary to understand and perform database analysis and design effectively. The paper also presents some preliminary results on the use of this environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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