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Ibrahim, Karim – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
This article describes how the literature on game-based foreign language (FL) learning has demonstrated that player-game interactions have a strong potential for FL learning. However, little is known about the fine-grained dynamics of these interactions, or how they could facilitate FL learning. To address this gap, the researcher conducted a…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Second Language Learning
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Lui, Richard W. C.; Au, Cheuk Hang – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
This article describes how different literatures have suggested the positive role of educational games in students' learning, but it can be hard to find an existing game for student learning. Some lecturers may try to develop a game for their courses, but there were not many effective models for educational board game development. The authors have…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Instructional Design, Search Engines, Models
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York, James; deHaan, Jonathan William – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
This article provides information on an action research project in a low-level EFL setting in Japan. The project aims were to (1) foster spoken communication skills and (2) help students engage with their own learning. The project investigated the applicability of board games as a mediating tool for authentic communication as part of a wider TBLT…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Constructivism (Learning)
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Barclay, Paul A.; Bowers, Clint – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
Serious Educational Video Games (SEGs) play a large role in education for both children and adults. However, the budget for SEGs is typically lower than traditional entertainment video games, bringing with it the need to optimize the learning experience. This article looks at the role game immersion plays in improving learning outcomes, using the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Learner Engagement, Outcomes of Education
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Gholizadeh, Mehran; Taghiyareh, Fattaneh; Alvandkoohi, Saeed – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
The pivotal role of identifying types of players is inevitable in the game contexts, and educational games are not an exception. This article aims to present a model of player-game interaction in the mobile game-based learning setting regarding the behavioral propensity. This model comprises five different features inherited from the player…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Hjort, Anders; Henriksen, Kristoffer; Elbæk, Lars – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
In the present article, we investigate the introduction of a cloud-based video analysis platform called Player Universe (PU). Video analysis is not a new performance-enhancing element in sports, but PU is innovative in how it facilitates reflective learning. Video analysis is executed in the PU platform by involving the players in the analysis…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Team Sports, Athletes, Feedback (Response)
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Jancic, Polona; Hus, Vlasta – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
Social studies is a class students encounter in the fourth and fifth grades of primary school in Slovenia. It includes goals from the fields of geography, sociology, history, ethnology, psychology, economy, politics, ethics, aesthetics, and ecology. Among other didactic recommendations in the national curriculum for teaching, social studies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Educational Games
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Finco, Mateus David; Rocha, Richard Santin; Fão, Rafael Wailla; Santos, Fabiana – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
The aim of this article was to analyze how players of Pokémon GO could adopt a healthier and active lifestyle meanwhile or after using the game, observing how active they could become in their daily routines. The methodology involved a qualitative analysis involving a sample with players who were invited to complete an online questionnaire to…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Qualitative Research, Life Style, Questionnaires
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Dang, Srishti; Ved, Arunima; Vemuri, Kavita – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
Efficacy of games as learning medium is of interest to researchers and the gaming industry. A critical metric for learning is knowledge retention and very few studies have conducted in-depth comparisons of: a) game versus no-game learning, b) collaborative versus individual learning. Towards this, the study reported in this article will present…
Descriptors: Geography, Maps, Cooperative Learning, Educational Games
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Costa, Conceição; Tyner, Kathleen; Henriques, Sara; Sousa, Carla – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
This article presents the preliminary findings of GamiLearning (2015-2018), a research project that aims to promote critical and participative dimensions of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in children through the creation of digital games. The project presents an innovative approach by arguing that MIL can be promoted through the process of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Video Games
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Kiili, Kristian; Ojansuu, Kai; Lindstedt, Antero; Ninaus, Manuel – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
The main aim of this article was to investigate the educational potential of a game-based math game competition to engage students in training rational numbers. Finnish fourth (n = 59; M[subscript age] = 10.36) and sixth graders (n = 105; M[subscript age] = 12.34) participated in a math game competition relying on intra-classroom cooperation and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Competition
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Urun, Mehmet Faith; Aksoy, Hasan; Comez, Rasim – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2017
This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of a Kinect-based game called Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier to investigate possible contributions of game-based learning in a virtual language classroom at a state university in Ankara, Turkey. A quasi-experimental design where the treatment group (N= 26) was subjected to kinect-based…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Games, Foreign Countries
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Remmele, Bernd – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2017
The paper first outlines a differentiation of play/game-motivations that include "negative" attitudes against the play/game itself like cheating or spoilsporting. This problem is of particular importance in concern of learning games because they are not "played" for themselves--at least in the first place--but due to an…
Descriptors: Play, Educational Games, Student Motivation, Negative Attitudes
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Costa, Conceição; Sousa, Carla; Rogado, José; Henriques, Sara – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2017
The United Nations (UN) Convention (1989) on the Rights of the Child changed the way children are viewed and treated worldwide. The Convention has been affecting governments, civil society and the private sector. ICT driven companies on the internet should not be an exception. According to Livingstone, Carr and Byrne (2015), Internet governance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Treaties, Childrens Rights, International Law
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Tyler, Jo A. – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2017
Play is an increasingly popular process for working with groups of adults in a range of contexts. We are increasingly sophisticated in our ability to integrate creative forms of play into our facilitated work with groups, often with excellent outcomes. Experience and research have deepened our understanding of how to design and implement powerful…
Descriptors: Play, Group Activities, Adults, Adult Learning
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