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ERIC Number: EJ895948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
The Educational Efficacy of Distinct Information Delivery Systems in Modified Video Games
Moshirnia, Andrew; Israel, Maya
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v21 n3 p383-405 Jul 2010
Despite the increasing popularity of many commercial video games, this popularity is not shared by educational video games. Modified video games, however, can bridge the gap in quality between commercial and education video games by embedding educational content into popular commercial video games. This study examined how different information delivery systems (continuous information displays, pop-ups, and sprites) within a modified version of the Civilization IV video game affected students' command and retention of knowledge related to the American Revolutionary War. The study found that modified video games can successfully meet these objectives. In terms of delivery systems, sprites and continuous information displays were the most effective in advancing learning. (Contains 4 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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