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ERIC Number: EJ1112215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2155-6849
The Impact of Students' Temporal Perspectives on Time-on-Task and Learning Performance in Game Based Learning
Romero, Margarida; Usart, Mireia
International Journal of Game-Based Learning, v3 n1 p80-92 2013
The use of games for educational purposes has been considered as a learning methodology that attracts the students' attention and may allow focusing individuals on the learning activity through the [serious games] SG game dynamic. Based on the hypothesis that students' Temporal Perspective has an impact on learning performance and time-on-task, this paper aims to analyze the relation between these variables in the SG MetaVals. The authors expect students' [time perspective] TP to relate to higher performance, both for individual and collaborative [Game Based Learning] GBL. Moreover, they analyze the relation between the time-on-task and the students' temporal perspectives. A case study was conducted in a Masters course in finance. Results showed no significant differences in game performances among individuals with different TP. However, present-oriented students showed a higher time-on-task, both for individual and collaborative phases of the game. These results could point to the fact that including SG in the curriculum could help leveraging students learning performance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain (Barcelona)
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