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Swier, Robert; Peterson, Mark – JALT CALL Journal, 2018
Past research on digital games and virtual worlds suggests that these platforms provide multiple benefits for language learning, including positive effects on motivation and opportunities for authentic learner interaction. Despite this, adoption of these platforms in classrooms appears largely nonexistent. We provide a review of research on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Moseley, Alex – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
The use of real contexts in learning has been of central interest to educational developments such as experiential learning, case studies, work placements and simulations. They centre around the benefits of putting students in realistic situations, using real tools to solve real/realistic problems. A growing number of learning games are making use…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Context Effect, Relevance (Education), Teaching Methods
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Yallihep, Mirac; Kutlu, Birgul – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
The purpose of this study was to measure the impacts of mobile serious games on fifth grade students' attitudes towards "Information Technology and Software" course and understanding of programming concepts. For this purpose, a five weeks long study was conducted in a private primary school in Turkey with randomly selected 36 fifth grade…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Computer Software, Student Attitudes, Programming
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Erhel, Séverine; Jamet, Eric – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
Few studies have investigated the effects of the instructions provided in educational computer games on cognitive processing and learning outcomes. In our experiment, we sought to compare the effects on learning outcomes of two different types of goal-oriented instructions: "mastery-goal" instructions, which prompt learners to develop…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Goal Orientation, Instruction, Video Games
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Novak, Elena; Tassell, Janet Lynne – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
This dataset includes a series of 30 education-related majors' performance measures before and after they completed a 10-hour video game practice in a computer lab. The goal of the experimental study was to examine the effects of action video gaming on students' mathematics performance and mathematics anxiety as mediated by the effect of attention…
Descriptors: Video Games, Drills (Practice), Educational Games, Teaching Methods
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Rodríguez-Aflecht, G.; Jaakkola, T.; Pongsakdi, N.; Hannula-Sormunen, M.; Brezovszky, B.; Lehtinen, E. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
The present study focused on 212 fifth graders' situational interest trajectories during an intervention with a digital mathematics game called Number Navigation. Our aims were to explore the development of situational interest whilst playing the game and to investigate the relationship between situational interest and individual math interest.…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Teaching Methods
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Sadler, Troy D.; Romine, William L.; Menon, Deepika; Ferdig, Richard E.; Annetta, Leonard – Science Education, 2015
This study explored student learning in the context of innovative biotechnology curricula and the effects of gaming as a central element of the learning experience. The quasi-experimentally designed study compared learning outcomes between two curricular approaches: One built around a computer-based game, and the other built around a narrative…
Descriptors: Biology, Biotechnology, Educational Games, Secondary School Science
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Fokides, Emmanuel; Atsikpasi, Penelope; Kaimara, Polyxeni; Deliyannis, Ioannis – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2019
Aim/Purpose: This work examines which factors influence user views on the learning effectiveness of serious games. For that matter, a model was developed and tested. Background: Although the impact of serious games on learning is their most widely ex-amined aspect, research is spread thin across a large number of studies having little in common in…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Educational Games, Instructional Effectiveness, College Students
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Talaee, Ebrahim – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This study presents a pattern for Home Computer Use (HCU) and its relation to children's social and behavioural development during primary education. This study answers whether and how HCU (either educational or recreational) during primary school is related to children's social/ behavioural development such as self-regulation, anti-social…
Descriptors: Computer Use, Elementary School Students, Family Environment, Social Development
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Connolly, Thomas M.; Boyle, Elizabeth A.; MacArthur, Ewan; Hainey, Thomas; Boyle, James M. – Computers & Education, 2012
This paper examines the literature on computer games and serious games in regard to the potential positive impacts of gaming on users aged 14 years or above, especially with respect to learning, skill enhancement and engagement. Search terms identified 129 papers reporting empirical evidence about the impacts and outcomes of computer games and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Games, Literature Reviews, Computer Games
Stewart, Phillip Michael, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Games in science education is emerging as a popular topic of scholarly inquiry. The National Research Council recently published a report detailing a research agenda for games and science education entitled "Learning Science Through Computer Games and Simulations" (2011). The report recommends moving beyond typical proof-of-concept…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational Games, Computer Games, Computer Simulation
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Chen, Ming-Hsiu Mia; Tsai, Shih-Ting; Chang, Chi-Cheng – Education Sciences, 2019
This study explored the effects of scenario simulation games and e-textbooks on the learning outcomes of elementary school students. The study subjects were 60 primary school students classified into two groups: The experimental group was provided with scenario simulation course materials, and the control group received e-textbook materials. The…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
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Nussbaum, E. Michael; Owens, Marissa C.; Sinatra, Gale M.; Rehmat, Abeera P.; Cordova, Jacqueline R.; Ahmad, Sajjad; Harris, Fred C., Jr.; Dascalu, Sergiu M. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
Climate change literacy plays a key role in promoting sound political decisions and promoting sustainable consumption patterns. Based on evidence suggesting that student understanding and interest in climate change is best accomplished through studying local effects, we developed a simulation/game exploring the impact of climate change on the…
Descriptors: Climate, Water, Natural Resources, Educational Games
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Young, Michael F.; Slota, Stephen; Cutter, Andrew B.; Jalette, Gerard; Mullin, Greg; Lai, Benedict; Simeoni, Zeus; Tran, Matthew; Yukhymenko, Mariya – Review of Educational Research, 2012
Do video games show demonstrable relationships to academic achievement gains when used to support the K-12 curriculum? In a review of literature, we identified 300+ articles whose descriptions related to video games and academic achievement. We found some evidence for the effects of video games on language learning, history, and physical education…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Video Games, Evidence
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Al-Elaimat, Abeer Rashed – International Education Studies, 2013
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of using computer games on the lower basic stage student's achievement in learning English at Al-SALT Schools. The population of this study consisted of all lower basic stage students in AL-SALT schools during the scholastic year 2011-2012. However, the sample of this study consisted of 88…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Games, Instructional Effectiveness, English (Second Language)
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