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The impact of virtual geographies: Video gaming and wayfinding

, Temple University, United States

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Success in spatial skills can be an indicator of success in mathematics and sciences. Wayfinding, the ability to purposefully navigate, is one such important spatial skill. Spatial skills can be developed in a number of ways, one of which may include playing video games. Research gathered from a survey and mapping exercise, indicates that though video games may not have a statistically significant impact on wayfinding, experience does. When properly utilized, video games could become part of that important spatial skill training experience.


Dean, G.M. The impact of virtual geographies: Video gaming and wayfinding. Master's thesis, Temple University. Retrieved November 28, 2021 from .

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