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ERIC Number: EJ1105510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2211-1662
Improving the Design of a Learning Game through Intrinsic Integration and Playtesting
Denham, André R.
Technology, Knowledge and Learning, v21 n2 p175-194 Jul 2016
Designing and developing games for learning is a difficult endeavor. Educational game designers must not only make an engaging and motivating game, but must also ensure that learning takes place as a result of gameplay. Educational researchers have sought to define design principles in order to lessen the difficulty involved with game design. In spite of these efforts, there is still a paucity of empirical research in support of significant direct learning gains that result from time spent in a game environment. This study investigated the effectiveness of a design and development approach centered on playtesting, with the purpose of ensuring the proper intrinsic integration of multiplication properties, concepts, and strategies within the game's mechanics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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