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International Journal of Game-Based Learning

July 2014 Volume 4, Number 3

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Rewards and Penalties: A Gamification Approach for Increasing Attendance and Engagement in an Undergraduate Computing Module

    Hope Caton & Darrel Greenhill, School of Computing and Information Systems, Kingston University, London, United Kingdom

    This paper describes how a gamified rewards and penalties framework was used to increase attendance and engagement in a level six undergraduate computing module teaching game production. The... More

    pp. 1-12

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  2. Using Game Mechanics to Measure What Students Learn from Programming Games

    Jill Denner, ETR, Scotts Valley, CA, United States; Linda Werner, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, United States; Shannon Campe & Eloy Ortiz, ETR, Scotts Valley, CA, United States

    Despite the growing popularity of teaching children to program games, little is known about the benefits for learning. In this article, the authors propose that game mechanics can be used as a... More

    pp. 13-22

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  3. Adapting Cognitive Walkthrough to Support Game Based Learning Design

    David Farrell & David Moffat, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

    For any given Game Based Learning (GBL) project to be successful, the player must learn something. Designers may base their work on pedagogical research, but actual game design is still largely... More

    pp. 23-34

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  4. Gamification and Smart Feedback: Experiences with a Primary School Level Math App

    Michael Kickmeier-Rust, Eva-C. Hillemann & Dietrich Albert, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

    Gamification is a recent trend in the field of game-based learning that accounts for development effort, costs, and effectiveness concerns of games. Another trend in educational technology is... More

    pp. 35-46

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  5. The Play Theory and Computer Games Using in Early Childhood Education

    Svetlana Gerkushenko, Early Childhood Education Department, Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University, Volgograd, Russian Federation; Georgy Gerkushenko, CAD Department, Volgograd State Technical University, Volgograd, Russian Federation

    The article describes the role of play in child's development and identifies the characteristics of mature play in preschool age. The paper gives an overview of the computer games for preschool... More

    pp. 47-60

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