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ERIC Number: EJ918748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Learning and Motivational Impacts of a Multimedia Science Game
Miller, Leslie M.; Chang, Ching-I.; Wang, Shu; Beier, Margaret E.; Klisch, Yvonne
Computers & Education, v57 n1 p1425-1433 Aug 2011
The power of a web-based forensic science game to teach content and motivate STEM careers was tested among secondary students. More than 700 secondary school students were exposed to one of the three web-based forensic cases for approximately 60 min. Gain scores from pre-test to a delayed post-test indicated significant gains in content knowledge. In addition, the game's usability ratings were a strong predictor of learning. A positive relationship between role-play experience and science career motivation was observed, which suggests a role for authentic virtual experiences in inspiring students to consider STEM careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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