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Designing an Electronic Educational Game to Facilitate Immersion and Flow
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, , , University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States

Journal of Interactive Learning Research Volume 25, Number 1, ISSN 1093-023X Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Advocates of electronic educational games often cite the work on motivation to support the use of games in education. However, motivation alone is inadequate to facilitate learning. Many of the educational games that focused their game design solely on the motivational effect failed to be either educational or entertaining. Theory and research is needed to explore how various instructional theories and models may inform the design of educational games that are not only motivating but also effective in facilitating student learning. In this paper, we present an educational game that was designed with this purpose in mind. We describe how various instructional theories and models guided the design of the game and present a study conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the game in facilitating motivation (as measured by flow and immersion) as well as student learning.

Citation

Ma, Y., Williams, D. & Prejean, L. (2014). Designing an Electronic Educational Game to Facilitate Immersion and Flow. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 25(1), 27-49. Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 21, 2019 from .

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