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ERIC Number: EJ794649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Game Content Creation and IT Proficiency: An Exploratory Study
Hayes, Elisabeth
Computers & Education, v51 n1 p97-108 Aug 2008
Computer and video gaming are often considered to be potential routes to the development of aptitude and interest in using other forms of information technology (IT). The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine the extent to which young people who play games engage in related IT practices, such as creating and sharing content or creating fan sites. Additional goals were to identify differences in such practices according to grade level, gender, and access to IT-related resources in the home, as well as to explore relationships between engagement in game-related practices and perceived proficiency in general computer-related skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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