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ERIC Number: EJ1159843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2155-6849
Designing Tutorial Modalities and Strategies for Digital Games: Lessons from Education
White, Matthew M.
International Journal of Game-Based Learning, v2 n2 p13-34 2012
Contemporary digital games do little to help novice and disadvantaged players wanting to learn to play. The novice-expert divide is a significant barrierfor entry for disadvantaged groups who want to play digital games; this is especially true for women (Jenson, Fisher, & De Castell, 2011). In response to this problem, three new tutorial modalities and strategies for World of Warcraft (WoW) were designed in an attempt to improve the existing tutorials. These new tutorials offered different modalities of instruction, as well as instructional strategies in assisting players. Results suggest that players react favourably to a faded or "just-in-time" instructional strategy, showing significantly increased motivation for play, engagement, and play mastery. Implications for game design, and specifically game tutorial design, are discussed
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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