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ERIC Number: EJ935590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Enhancing Learning through an Online Secondary School Educational Game
Kaufman, David; Sauve, Louise; Renaud, Lise
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v44 n4 p409-428 2011
This article consists of four sections: (1) the problems associated with asthma in the province of Quebec and across Canada; (2) the theoretical framework for the learning enhanced by our online educational game entitled "Asthme: 1,2,3 ... Respirez! (Asthma: 1,2,3 ... Breath!)", created by adapting the popular board game "Parcheesi", and intended for students in a senior secondary school health education program (14 to 18 years old); (3) the methods employed, including a description of the educational game, the quasi-experimental research protocol, the sample, the variables being studied, the measurement instruments, the pilot study, the procedures, and the data analysis; and (4) the results of the study and discussion of the results. The results of the paired t-tests showed significant improvements in a variety of cognitive skills after students played the game on laptops in their classrooms for 40-60 minutes. No differences were found between males and females. These results are encouraging for teachers who wish to use educational digital games in their classrooms. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada