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Sandstrom, Alice M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This dissertation proposes the development of an educational video game that teaches its players. This proposed game seeks to address the following two issues/problems within the topic of shape grammar. First, the process of designing with shape grammar requires the designer to first develop shape rules at the start of the design process, opposite…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Architectural Education, Geometric Concepts
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Rosengrant, David; Money, Philip; Beyer, Tracey; Alexander, Berkil – Physics Teacher, 2019
Some educators use what we call a "hook" as a key element in their lessons. We use "hooks" to get our students interested in what it is we are teaching. Many teachers have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards and establish the phenomena as the engine that drives scientific investigation and learning in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Video Games, Vignettes, Science Instruction
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Weintrop, David; Holbert, Nathan; Horn, Michael S.; Wilensky, Uri – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2016
Video games offer an exciting opportunity for learners to engage in computational thinking in informal contexts. This paper describes a genre of learning environments called constructionist video games that are especially well suited for developing learners' computational thinking skills. These games blend features of conventional video games with…
Descriptors: Video Games, Constructivism (Learning), Computation, Thinking Skills
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Turan, Mehmet Emin – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2021
In this study, it was examined whether empathy is related to video game addiction and whether psychological resilience and life satisfaction mediate this relationship. The sample comprised 324 Turkish adolescents (aged between 11 and 15, mean of age was 13.01), who completed measures of empathy, psychological resilience, life satisfaction, and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Video Games, Addictive Behavior, Adolescents
Williams, Walter K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The video game industry is a global multibillion dollar industry with millions of players. The process of developing video games is essential for the continued growth of the industry, and developers need to employ effective strategies that will help them to create successful games. The purpose of this explorative qualitative single case study was…
Descriptors: Video Games, Design, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Ružic-Baf, Maja; Strnak, Hrvoje; Debeljuh, Andrea – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
The availability of new information and communication technologies to an increasingly younger population, the constant availability of the Internet and the opportunity to search information, to create new types and models of communication, types of acceptance and ways of accepting and coping with the infinite amount of information, the velocity…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Video Games, Grade 7
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Stufft, Carolyn J. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2018
Teachers can harness the power of video games to foster interest and engage students in literacy activities. Within this study, seven 6th graders participated in a video game book group during language arts instructional time. The study focused on tweens' figured worlds of literacy and video games and the intersections and divergences of these…
Descriptors: Literacy, Learning Activities, Grade 6, Language Arts
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Dishon, Gideon – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2021
Video games' capacity to facilitate complex and interactive modes of engagement has led to their portrayal as particularly effective means for designing authentic and situated learning environments, which overcome the artificial and abstract nature of conventional teacher-centered schooling. Focusing on the intentional use of progressive-oriented…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Design, Learning Processes
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Gómez-Galán, José; Lázaro-Pérez, Cristina; Martínez-López, José Ángel – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2021
The use of video games has increased significantly in the last decade. The young population has always been more inclined to use them. However, the risks of addiction to them are growing with the access to the Internet and new digital devices, the lower cost of them, and the lack of parental control. On the other hand, a weird circumstance as the…
Descriptors: Video Games, Addictive Behavior, College Students, COVID-19
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Burgess, John; Wallace, Anna – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
As online education for the MLIS becomes widespread, one challenge for reference and user services instructors is that traditional exercises used to promote clinical intuition and metacognition in reference work may be more difficult in online classrooms. This article uses concept analysis to better understand clinical judgment for reference,…
Descriptors: Video Games, Game Based Learning, Intuition, Metacognition
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Corredor, Javier; Sanchez-Mora, Johanna; Bustamante-Barreto, Andry – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2021
This article explores why certain types of conversations are effective to develop disciplinary knowledge during video game play while others are not. In particular, we analyze conversations among students playing an educational video game that focuses on the process of viral replication. To do so, we use an emergent qualitative coding strategy. In…
Descriptors: Video Games, Play, Educational Games, Microbiology
Yildirim, Emre; Zeren, Serife Gonca – Psycho-Educational Research Reviews, 2021
Even though video games are generally appealing to adolescents, sometimes this can be an issue. In this study, the correlation between video game addiction of adolescents and gender, game genres, types of schools attended to and grade levels, basic psychological needs, and the social support perceived are researched. In this study, conducted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Games, Addictive Behavior, High School Students
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Lawrence, Anne M.; Sherry, Michael B. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
Literacy researchers have explored how video games might be used as supplementary texts in secondary English language arts (ELA) classrooms to support reading instruction. However, less attention has been focused on how video games, particularly online educational games designed to teach argumentation, might enhance secondary ELA students'…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Game Based Learning, Educational Games, Video Games
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Chen, Hao-Jan Howard; Hsu, Hsiao-Ling; Chen, Zhi-Hong; Todd, Andrew G. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2021
Many studies have found that computer video games can offer a facilitative vocabulary learning environment. Among different types of computer games, adventure games have received much attention because of their rich input and immersive learning environment. However, some researchers have indicated that because of the characters' fast-talking speed…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Aleman, Ezequiel; Nadolny, Larysa – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2021
Digital games can provide fun, motivating, and challenging experiences for students in the classroom. Recent research on educational games has shown that game play can positively influence academic achievement, engagement, and 21st century skills (Abdul Jabbar & Felicia, 2015; Qian & Clark, 2016). When playing games, students solve…
Descriptors: Video Games, Game Based Learning, Family and Consumer Sciences, Food Standards
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