transparent gif


Ej inloggad.

Göteborgs universitets publikationer

The influence of the level of free-choice learning activities on the use of an educational computer game

Författare och institution:
Wolmet Barendregt (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (GU) & Linnécentret for forskning om lärande (LinCS)); Mathilde Bekker (-)
Publicerad i:
Computers and education, 56 ( 1 ) s. 80-90
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Employing a mixed-method explorative approach, this study examined the in situ use of and opinions about an educational computer game for learning English introduced in three schools offering different levels of freedom to choose school activities. The results indicated that the general behaviour of the children with the game was very different for each of the schools while there were no significant differences in subjective opinions or previous computer game experience as measured with a questionnaire. The gaming records and interviews informed that children do enjoy playing the game in comparison with other formal learning activities, but appreciate it less as a leisure-time activity. Furthermore it appears that children used to teacher-initiated activities tend to depend on their teacher's directions for how and when to play. The study highlights the level of choice as one of the important aspects to consider when introducing a game in the classroom. The study also points out some suggestions for the design of educational games, such as providing communication possibilities between players and integrating fast-paced motor-skill based games with learning content in a meaningful way. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Data- och informationsvetenskap ->
Systemvetenskap, informationssystem och informatik ->
Utbildningsvetenskap ->
Postens nummer:
Posten skapad:
2010-08-20 16:42
Posten ändrad:
2015-11-12 10:39

Visa i Endnote-format

Göteborgs universitet • Tel. 031-786 0000
© Göteborgs universitet 2007