The Relationship between Student Learning Styles and Motivation during Educational Video Game Play
Michael Findley, Gwinnett County Public Schools, United States
IJOPCD Volume 1, Number 3, ISSN 2155-6873 Publisher: IGI Global
Educational video games allow for a level of intrinsic motivation and engagement that is not found in other forms of learning. This study determines if students found educational video game play to be a motivating experience and if a relationship existed between student learning styles and levels of motivation. High school psychology students played two short online educational video games and, upon completion of the activity, their intrinsic motivation levels were determined using an evaluation questionnaire. The data, as determined by the evaluation questionnaire, revealed that students found playing educational video games to be intrinsically motivating. Further examination revealed no statistically significant differences between the student learning styles and the motivation experienced during educational video game play.
Findley, M. (2011). The Relationship between Student Learning Styles and Motivation during Educational Video Game Play. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 1(3), 63-73. IGI Global.