ERIC Number: EJ897860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Effectiveness of MMORPG-Based Instruction in Elementary English Education in Korea
Suh, S.; Kim, S. W.; Kim, N. J.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v26 n5 p370-378 Oct 2010
This study investigated the effectiveness of massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)-based (massive multiplayer online role-playing game) instruction in elementary English education. The effectiveness of the MMORPG program was compared with face-to-face instruction and the independent variables (gender, prior knowledge, motivation for learning, self-directed learning skills, computer skills, game skills, computer capacity, network speed, and computer accessibility) were examined to see how accurately achievement was predicted in MMORPG instruction. The results indicated that students studying English utilizing online role-playing games showed higher scores in areas of listening, reading, and writing than those who attended face-to-face instruction classes. It was also found that prior knowledge, motivation for learning, and network speed were factors affecting achievement in English learning. These findings suggest that MMORPGs can play an important role in improving English communicative skills.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Games, Prior Learning, Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Skills, Elementary School Students, Conventional Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Motivation, Predictor Variables, Educational Technology, Web Based Instruction, Access to Computers, Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Computer Literacy, Role Playing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea