ERIC Number: EJ1105510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Educational Games, Play, Learning Activities, Educational Researchers, Games, Instructional Design, Improvement, Educational Testing, Learner Engagement, Learning Motivation, Multiplication, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Technology Integration, Mathematics Activities, Research, Design
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