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Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 19, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 663–684
The overwhelming success of the commercial game market has brought increased attention to emerging work in educational game design. Much of the existing work in educational games has a strong similarity to the field of Problem-Based Learning (PBL),...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 22, No. 5 (December 2009) pp. 409–424
The essay reports on a mixed-methods study using an interactive fiction (IF) game to teach German vocabulary, reading, and culture to university students. The study measured knowledge retention and transfer, and evaluated the attitudes of students...
Simulation & Gaming Vol. 41, No. 4 (August 2010) pp. 607–629
As 3D digital game-based learning (3D-DGBL) for the teaching of literature and history gradually gains acceptance, important questions will need to be asked regarding its method of design, development, and deployment. This article offers a synthesis ...
Technology, Knowledge and Learning Vol. 21, No. 1 (2016) pp. 21–32
Predicting which students enrolled in graduate online education are at-risk for failure is an arduous yet important task for teachers and administrators alike. This research reports on a statistical analysis technique using both static and dynamic...
Aligning Game Activity with Educational Goals: Following a Constrained Design Approach to Instructional Computer Games
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 59, No. 1 (February 2011) pp. 113–138
We discuss the design, creation and implementation of an instructional game for use in a high school poetry class following a commitment to an educational game design principle of "alignment". We studied groups of instructional designers and an...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 11, No. 1 (2008) pp. 118–131
There exists an increasingly attractive lure of using virtual reality applications for teaching in all areas of education, but perhaps the largest detriment to its use is the intimidating nature of VR technology for non-technical instructors. What...
Visual Perspectives within Educational Computer Games: Effects on Presence and Flow within Virtual Immersive Learning Environments
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 39, No. 3 (May 2011) pp. 227–254
The mis-categorizing of cognitive states involved in learning within virtual environments has complicated instructional technology research. Further, most educational computer game research does not account for how learning activity is influenced by ...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 10, No. 5 (Oct 14, 2009)
This article examines Utah residents’ views of incentives and disincentives for the use of OpenCourseWare (OCW), and how they fit into the theoretical framework of perceived innovation attributes established by Rogers (1983). Rogers identified five...
Challenges, Frustrations and Triumphs of Remixing an Open Source Game Engine for Educational Purposes
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 52, No. 5 (September 2008) pp. 32–37
The use, reuse, and remixing of commercial games has influenced the field of educational gaming. Part of this influence is felt though a number of popular game engines whose code has been released for the creation of games by other groups. This...
International Journal of Game-Based Learning Vol. 1, No. 3 (July 2011) pp. 83–106
This paper reviews three classic theorists’ writing on games, learning, and development. Piaget, Vygotsky, and Bruner all wrote about games and play as important to thinking and learning. This review attempts to synthesize their perspectives as a...
Teaching Math to Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) Children Using Mobile Games: Outcomes with Student and Teacher Perspectives
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning Vol. 8, No. 1 (January 2016) pp. 1–17
Leveraging the use of mobile devices for education, such as instructional games, is an area of increasing interest for targeted subpopulations of students including those who are deaf/hard-of-hearing (DHH). This paper outlines the perspectives of...
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 20, No. 4 (2017)
Online education is continuing to grow in popularity with students with more and more institutions offering fully online degrees. In addition, online education potentially offers a color free environment where students are less likely to be judged...
Exploring the Relationships between Tutor Background, Tutor Training, and Student Learning: A Problem-Based Learning Meta-Analysis
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning Vol. 7, No. 1 (2013) pp. 40–66
Despite years of primary research on problem-based learning and literature reviews, no systematic effort has been made to analyze the relationship between tutor characteristics and student learning outcomes. In an effort to fill that gap the...
Utilizing Geo-Referenced Mobile Game Technology for Universally Accessible Virtual Geology Field Trips
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology Vol. 3, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 93–100
Declining interest and low persistence is well documented among undergraduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in the United States. For geoscience, field trips are important attractors to students, however with high enrollment ...
Research in Science Education Vol. 43, No. 5 (October 2013) pp. 2035–2057
This qualitative study examines teacher orientations and technology-enhanced tools for student learning within a science literacy framework. Data for this study came from a group of 10 eighth grade science teachers. Each of these teachers was a...
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas Vol. 50, No. 3 (2013) pp. 90–98
Gaming, an integral part of many students' lives outside school, can provide an engaging platform for focusing students on important disciplinary core concepts as an entry into developing students' understanding of these concepts through science...
An Examination of the Changes in Science Teaching Orientations and Technology-Enhanced Tools for Student Learning in the Context of Professional Development
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 36, No. 11 (2014) pp. 1815–1848
This research examines how science teaching orientations and beliefs about technology-enhanced tools change over time in professional development (PD). The primary data sources for this study came from learning journals of 8 eighth grade science...