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DIGITAL INTERACTIVE GAMES FOR ASSESSMENT: A STUDY OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A DIGITAL GAME AS A MEASURE OF STUDENTS' UNDERSTANDING OF BOOLEAN LOGIC

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Date Issued:
2014
Abstract/Description:
Digital games have been used mostly for entertainment but recently researchers have started to use digital games in other areas such as education and training. Researchers have shown that digital games can provide a compelling, creative, and collaborative environment for learning. However, the popularity of computers and the Internet brings this question to mind: Are the assessment methods falling behind and remaining traditional? Will the traditional methods of learning and knowledge assessment be sufficient for this new generation who are starving for new technology?This study investigates the effectiveness of using a digital interactive game as an assessments method (-) in this case a mini-game that was designed to assess the student's knowledge on basic Boolean logic. The study reports on the performance differences of the students who participated in this study and correlations between the performance of these students in a digital interactive game, written tests and their in-class performance to examine the effectiveness of using a digital game as a new knowledge assessment method.
Title: DIGITAL INTERACTIVE GAMES FOR ASSESSMENT: A STUDY OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A DIGITAL GAME AS A MEASURE OF STUDENTS' UNDERSTANDING OF BOOLEAN LOGIC.
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Name(s): Haji Mohammad Ali Sabbagh, Shabnam, Author
Moshell, Jack, Committee Chair
Underberg, Natalie, Committee Member
Lindgren, Robb, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Digital games have been used mostly for entertainment but recently researchers have started to use digital games in other areas such as education and training. Researchers have shown that digital games can provide a compelling, creative, and collaborative environment for learning. However, the popularity of computers and the Internet brings this question to mind: Are the assessment methods falling behind and remaining traditional? Will the traditional methods of learning and knowledge assessment be sufficient for this new generation who are starving for new technology?This study investigates the effectiveness of using a digital interactive game as an assessments method (-) in this case a mini-game that was designed to assess the student's knowledge on basic Boolean logic. The study reports on the performance differences of the students who participated in this study and correlations between the performance of these students in a digital interactive game, written tests and their in-class performance to examine the effectiveness of using a digital game as a new knowledge assessment method.
Identifier: CFE0005343 (IID), ucf:50494 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-08-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, Visual Arts and Design
Masters
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Subject(s): Digital Media -- Educational Games -- Games for Assessment -- Assessment -- Game Design -- Video Games -- Digital Games -- Games for Education
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005343
Restrictions on Access: public 2014-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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