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Ilgar, Sengul Mertol; Karakurt, Cigdem – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The computers used in the field of education as in many other fields are used by children mostly for playing games. The present study has aimed at identifying the general attitude mothers of preschoolers hold regarding the effect of computer game playing on children's development and behaviour. The participants were volunteer mothers (n=749) whose…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Computer Games, Play, Child Development
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da Silva, Jose´ Nunes, Jr.; Lima, Mary Anne Sousa; Moreira, Joao Victor Xerez; Alexandre, Francisco Serra Oliveira; de Almeida, Diego Macedo; de Oliveira, Maria da Conceicao Ferreira; Leite, Antonio Jose´ Melo, Jr. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
This report provides information about an interactive computer game that allows undergraduate students to review individually stereochemistry topics in an engaging way by responding to 230 novel questions distributed at three difficulty levels. Responses from students and instructors who have played the game have been quite positive. Stereogame is…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Science Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Jashinsky, Jared; Gay, Jennifer; Hansen, Nathan; Muilenburg, Jessica – American Journal of Health Education, 2017
Background: TV viewing and computer game use may both limit physical activity, but only TV viewing may promote a poorer diet due to exposure to food advertising and availability of the hands for snacking. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between the different screen times and type 2 diabetes markers among youth.…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Computer Games, Play, Physical Activities
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Bouzid, Yosra; Khenissi, Mohamed Ali; Essalmi, Fathi; Jemni, Mohamed – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
Apart from being used as a means of entertainment, computer games have been adopted for a long time as a valuable tool for learning. Computer games can offer many learning benefits to students since they can consume their attention and increase their motivation and engagement which can then lead to stimulate learning. However, most of the research…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Educational Games, Sign Language
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McAllister, Ken S.; Ruggill, Judd Ethan – American Journal of Play, 2018
The authors discuss the relationship of death and play as illuminated by computer games. Although these games, they argue, do illustrate the value of being--and staying--alive, they are not so much about life per se as they are about providing gamers with a playground at the edge of mortality. Using a range of visual, auditory, and rule-based…
Descriptors: Death, Play, Correlation, Computer Games
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Miller, Lee Dee; Shell, Duane; Khandaker, Nobel; Soh, Leen-Kiat – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
Computer games have long been used for teaching. Current reviews lack categorization and analysis using learning models which would help instructors assess the usefulness of computer games. We divide the use of games into two classes: game playing and game development. We discuss the Input-Process-Outcome (IPO) model for the learning process when…
Descriptors: Games, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Allsop, Yasemin – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
In this paper, children's mental activities when making digital games are explored. Where previous studies have mainly focused on children's learning, this study aimed to unfold the children's thinking process for learning when making computer games. As part of an ongoing larger scale study, which adopts an ethnographic approach, this research…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Children, Video Technology, Group Discussion
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Tsikinas, Stavros; Xinogalos, Stelios – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
This study examines the available literature on the effects of serious games on people with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorder. The studies were categorized based on the limitations in skills that these people address. Fifty-four studies were selected, from different data sources. These studies address limitations in…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Teaching Methods
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Rasmusson, Maria; Åberg-Bengtsson, Lisbeth – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Data from a Swedish PISA-sample were used (1) to identify a digital reading factor, (2) to investigate gender differences in this factor (if found), and (3) to explore how computer game playing might relate to digital reading performance and gender. The analyses were conducted with structural equation modeling techniques. In addition to an overall…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Student Evaluation, Educational Games
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Vasileiadou, Ioanna; Makrina, Zafiri – English Language Teaching, 2017
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effectiveness of computer games in learning English as a foreign language and the extent to which they increase motivation in young students. More particularly, this research investigated the validity of the hypothesis that computer games are a particularly motivating means for young students to…
Descriptors: Computer Games, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Korhonen, Vesa; Räty, Hannu; Kärnä, Eija – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Individuals with autism often exhibit atypical levels of attention to eyes. High support need and minimally verbal individuals with autism have typically received less attention in research. This study explored a preference based computer game to include the less-studied individuals with autism in their own school environment. Four high support…
Descriptors: Autism, Computer Games, Preferences, Eye Movements
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Sancar Tokmak, Hatice – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This qualitative case study aimed to investigate Early Childhood Education (ECE) pre-service teachers' perception of development in their technological, pedagogical, content knowledge (TPACK) after designing educational computer games for young children. Participants included 21 ECE pre-service teachers enrolled in the course Instructional…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers
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Grimley, Michael; Green, Richard; Nilsen, Trond; Thompson, David; Tomes, Russell – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
Computer games are fun, exciting and motivational when used as leisure pursuits. But do they have similar attributes when utilized for educational purposes? This article investigates whether learning by computer game can improve student experiences compared with a more formal lecture approach and whether computer games have potential for improving…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Experience, Teaching Methods, Video Games
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Bergey, Bradley W.; Ketelhut, Diane Jass; Liang, Senfeng; Natarajan, Uma; Karakus, Melissa – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
The primary aim of the study was to examine whether performance on a science assessment in an immersive virtual environment was associated with changes in scientific inquiry self-efficacy. A secondary aim of the study was to examine whether performance on the science assessment was equitable for students with different levels of computer game…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Inquiry, Self Efficacy, Computer Games
Tobias, Sigmund, Ed.; Fletcher, J. D., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
There is intense interest in computer games. A total of 65 percent of all American households play computer games, and sales of such games increased 22.9 percent last year. The average amount of game playing time was found to be 13.2 hours per week. The popularity and market success of games is evident from both the increased earnings from games,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Constructivism (Learning), Play, Video Games
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