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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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Bozkurt, Aras; Durak, Gürhan – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
Gamification is an innovative approach that aims to increase users' engagement and motivation and provide sustainable experiences. It has recently become widely known and is an approach that is being used in many fields. This article intends to identify and map trends and patterns in gamification research. For this purpose, this article employs a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Literature Reviews, Educational Research
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Sardone, Nancy B. – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
Gaming has become a core activity with children and more teachers are using games for learning than five years ago. Yet, teachers report that they learn about game titles, impact studies, and facilitation techniques through their own initiatives or from other teachers rather than from their teacher education program. This article reports on a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Student Teacher Attitudes, Games
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Buteau, Chantal; Muller, Eric – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
E-Brock Bugs is a serious educational game (SEG) about probability which was created based on Devlin's design principles for games whose players adopt identities of mathematically able persons. This kind of games in which "players think and act like real world professionals" has been called epistemic. This article presents an empirical…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Educational Games, Probability, Educational Technology
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Davis, Katie; Boss, Julian A.; Meas, Perry – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
Researchers, teachers, and the news media have touted Minecraft as an effective, engaging way to promote students' 21st century skills, including collaboration. However, little is known about what collaboration looks like in Minecraft, including what factors support and undermine high quality collaboration. The current exploratory study…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Middle School Students
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